CONGRESSIONAL UPDATE


  • NAAOP is proud to announce the election of five new members to our Board of Directors. These new board members were elected at the NAAOP Board meeting held in San Diego last month. Rebecca Hast, the 2019 NAAOP President said, “I am pleased to let you know that NAAOP’s Board of Directors has unanimously agreed upon the addition of new board members beginning their one-year terms as of January 2020. We are particularly pleased with the varied backgrounds, rich experiences … read more

  • At the most recent AOPA National Assembly in San Diego, Kent Kaufman, Principal Investigator for the Limb Loss and Preservation Registry (LLPR) sough input from the O&P profession on his efforts to design and implement the registry from scratch. Earlier in September, Dr. Kaufman and his registry team convened the second meeting of a set of external stakeholders, established to provide advice to the registry team. The two-day meeting was hosted by the world-famous Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. A … read more

  • The U.S. House and Senate return to Washington this month to debate and pass a large number of appropriations bills that will fund the federal government for Fiscal Year 2020, which begins on October 1st.  In all likelihood, now that a budget agreement was reached in July, the bills will begin to move through Congress and be signed by the President, but it is likely a short-term continuing resolution will be necessary to allow them to finish this massive job. … read more