When you contact your Congressman you may want to mention to him or her,
that the O&P industry is unregulated as well as the profession is generally
in 40 of 50 states !
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Sent: Wednesday, June 18, 2003 12:52 PM
Subject: [OANDP-L] US: Re: [OANDP-L] Open Letter to the President of Ossur
> To the US List,
> If you feel as I do, instead of complaining to the list, complain to the
> Office of the Inspector General, Medicare, Medicaid, & your Senators &
> Congressmen(women). It will take you approx. 20-30 minutes to gather
> the info needed – ads, flyers, articles, etc., on the program, & 20-30
> minutes to send them to the appropriate addresses for the above
> mentioned offices. I’m not sure, but I feel as if there is more than
> one area being violated with the program. Not sure if it violates
> anti-kick back laws or other statutes, but I feel any program that
> induces one to use componentry on a patient just for the monetary gain &
> quotas involved has to be in violation of one or more statues. My
> personal opinion, but one that I will follow up on.
> Thank you,
> E. Reed Coleman, C.P., L.P.O.
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