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[ANNOUNCE] Join your colleagues in Washington, DC for the all important Policy Forum

Tina Moran

Your colleagues hope to see you, March 23-25, 2015 at the Annual Policy Forum in Washington, DC, for one of the most important events of the year.

The 2015 O&P Policy Forum will be held March 23-24, 2015 with post-conference educational events being held March 24-25 at the Renaissance Hotel, 999 Ninth Street, NW, Washington, DC.

The Policy Forum is your best opportunity to learn the latest legislative and regulatory details and how they will affect you, your business and your patients. Once you are armed with the facts, we as a profession will educate our Members of Congress to offer common sense solutions and share how the O&P profession restores lives and puts people back to work. Your Congressional appointments will be organized by AOPA staff and lobbyists.

You will be well prepared to meet with your member of Congress after day 1. On day 2 each state delegation will go on appointments together as time allows.

Why should you attend? Educate your lawmakers on the issues that are important to YOU:
1. Recognition of the Orthotist/Prosthetist’s notes as part of the medical record
2. RAC /Medicare Contractor audit practices that harm honest providers and don’t prevent fraud
3. Preventing the Expansion of the Off-the-Shelf Orthoses Category and Competitive Bidding
4. Equitable reimbursement for medically necessary services
5. The value of O&P professionals as allied health providers, and enforcing rules limiting Medicare reimbursement to licensed and/or accredited facilities-certified professionals
6. How O&P care can save Medicare money
7. Distinguish O&P from DME – endorse legislation that recognizes that you are more than a supplier

To maximize your time away from the office, the Policy Forum will offer you additional learning opportunities on important and pertinent topics. To make this experience even more beneficial, you can customize your schedule and register for the additional modules you are most interested in.

More Information: http://www.aopanet.org/2015/01/save-the-date-for-the-2015-policy-forum/
Registration: https://aopa.wufoo.com/forms/2015-policy-forum-registration/
Hotel Reservation: https://aws.passkey.com/g/45902216

Policy Forum Schedule Overview
Monday, March 23, 2015 – Day 1
12:45 – 4:40 PM – Briefings and updates from Senators and Representatives, the AOPA lobbying team, and other experts on critical issues confronting the O&P community
4:45 – 5:45 PM – O&P PAC Fundraiser Reception (contribution required)
6:30 PM – Reception and Dinner (included)

Tuesday, March 24, 2015
7:30 AM – Breakfast, Review of Talking Points and a Mock Congressional Visit
8:00 AM – 4:00 PM – Congressional Appointments
4:00 – 4:30 PM – Debriefing Session

Tuesday, March 24, 2015 @ 5:00 – 8:00 PM
Module 1 – Optional Add-on program. AOPA extended educational modules: These high-level executive meetings will provide the business information and Washington insider focus you need to continue to run your highly successful business. (Includes Dinner)
. Competitive Bidding-Winners, Losers and Determining if You Want to Play
. A Surgeon’s Perspective on O&P
. With WalMart as a Health Insurer, and Amazon Delivering Orthotic Braces within four hours, Who are your Friends and Who are your Enemies-A Fresh Look at O&P Partners and Competitors

Wednesday, March 25, 2015 @ 8:30 AM – 1:00 PM
Module 2 – Optional Add-on program.AOPA extended educational modules: These high-level executive meetings will provide the business information and Washington insider focus you need to continue to run your highly successful business.
Coding and Reimbursement Segment –
a. Primer: Steps You Can Take to Avoid RAC/Pre-Payment Audits and Succeed If You Get Them
b. Current Impact of OTS orthotic Codes on Your Business: A Review of Recent Audit Results
c. Turning Challenges into Opportunities: Strategies to Increase Revenue without Breaking the Rules
2. FDA and Your O&P Business
3. Prosthetics & Orthotics, Five Year Fast Forward: Getting the Answers Needed to Preserve and Grow vs. De-Valuing the Core of O&P

Questions? Contact AOPA Headquarters at [email protected] or (571) 431-0808

We very much look forward to seeing you there.

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American Orthotic and Prosthetic Association
330 John Carlyle Street, Suite 200, Alexandria, VA 22314
www.AOPAnet.org
[email protected]
(571) 431-0876
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Tina M. Moran, CMP
Sr. Director Membership, Operations and Meetings
American Orthotic and Prosthetic Association
330 John Carlyle Street, Suite 200
Alexandria, VA 22314
571-431-0808

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