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O&P Policy Priorities Command Your Presence
January has been a month of introspection for the O&P community as leaders in the profession have come together to discuss policy priorities and the path that lies ahead.

Mixed Bag in Final Prior Authorization Regulations for DMEPOS
CMS issued final regulations on prior authorization of certain durable medical equipment, prosthetics, orthotics and supplies (DMEPOS) as 2015 came to a close.

2015 was a banner year for NAAOP and you can expect more of the same in 2016.
2016 was defined by four major issues affecting the O&P profession:

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Congressional Legislative Action Center
Visit our Congressional Legislative Action Center to communicate directly with your member of Congress.

READ White House reply to successful "We The People" petition.
November 2, 2015

READ NAAOP Response to White House reply to "We The People" Petition
October 19, 2015

READ Former U.S. Senator Bob Kerrey's letter to Health & Human Services Secretary Mathews Burwell.
August 11, 2015

READ Congresswomen Renee Ellmers' letter to HHS Secretary Burwell.
August 20, 2015

READ Letter from Members of Congress to Veteran Affairs Secretary Bob McDonald
June 30, 2015


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“NAAOP’s primary focus is the federal government and the policy making agenda in our nation’s capital, however there is a confluence of issues that are federal and state in nature and we must go forward making sure that no federal policy has negative influences on the state.”
Peter W. Thomas, General Counsel, NAAOP

“NAAOP has a proven track record in working effectively with government officials and agencies at both the federal and state levels to achieve real results for both O&P professionals and patients.”
David McGill, NAAOP President

“I’d like to encourage folks in the O&P profession, those who practice, those who manufacture, those who want to be a part of a group that always puts the patient first, to consider joining NAAOP.”
George W. Breece, Executive Director, NAAOP