The National Association for the Advancement of Orthotics and Prosthetics (NAAOP) has released a new video webcast in which NAAOP General Counsel Peter W. Thomas, JD, provides an update on House Resolution (H.R.) 805, the Injured and Amputee Veterans Bill of Rights and comments on a recent report issued by the Office of Inspector General (OIG), Audit of Prosthetics Supply Inventory Management.
Thomas said that support for H.R. 805 is building, especially in the House of Representatives where it was introduced, and that NAAOP is moving forward to try and build as much bipartisan support as necessary, and would like to find a sponsor to introduce the bill to the Senate.
NAAOP is urging people to visit their website, click on the legislative action center link, and send a message to their congressperson or senator and encourage them to cosponsor this legislation.
Regarding the OIG audit report, Thomas said that NAAOP and the O&P field needs to question the report and what he calls “suspect conclusions.” Thomas went on to say that NAAOP has talked to the Veterans Affairs (VA) committee that asked for the report and NAAOP has been invited to submit questions and provide information to the committee prior to a hearing to review the report. The hearing will be held in the near future.
The webcast is posted on the NAAOP website, is shared with members via e-mail, and made available through the NAAOP page on Facebook.