Cascade Orthopedic Supply, Chico, California, received a visit from Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-CA) and District Director Lisa Buescher to discuss the challenges facing the changing O&P landscape. The visit from LaMalfa follows the American Orthotic & Prosthetic Association (AOPA) Policy Forum held March 23-25 in Washington DC, where Jeff Collins, president and CFO of Cascade, sponsored a family to join him on Capitol Hill.
“Cascade is proud to support industry efforts to improve healthcare policy that protects O&P professionals’ ability to provide care,” Collins said. “Our sponsorship, and the attendance of 14-year-old amputee Andrew Seelhoff and his mother, Mary, were particularly impactful in demonstrating the real-world impact that adverse policy has on those who need this care the most. We are hopeful that legislation introduced to Congress this week will receive the support necessary and ultimately make positive change to help patients and providers of O&P services.”
LaMalfa’s visit included a tour of Cascade and the forthcoming building expansion, a discussion about Cascade’s economic impact, and a review of the key governmental legislation affecting the industry. Elite Biomechanical Design, Chico, also joined the visit to express the effects of the changing healthcare policies on its referral sources, company, and patients.