New Year's Update on the Medicare Orthotics and Prosthetic Patient-Centered Care Act

Published in Government and Regulatory on January 11, 2023

Now that 2023 has started, it is time to rethink and revise the Medicare Orthotics and Prosthetic Patient-Centered Care Act. Sadly, it was not included in the Omnibus package at the end of 2022; however, over this past year, there was a lot of progress shown in improving the bill. 

AOPA’s staff has already started drafting changes to the bill to make it more impactful for the O&P community, and to give it a higher likelihood of gaining traction in the 118th Congress. We are all excited and prepared to put in the work needed to make sure the bill passes this year. 

Please watch this update from Eve Lee, Executive Director of AOPA.  

“Despite tireless efforts by AOPA staff, congressional champions, legislative consultants, and advocates, the Omnibus bill language passed at the end of 2022 did not include provisions from the Medicare O&P Patient-Centered Care Act,” said Eve Lee, MBA, CAE. “Although disappointing news, all the work done in 2022 positions us for success in the future. Additionally, staff have already started fleshing out a strategy that will make the bill more likely to gain traction in the 118th Congress.” 

“While OPGA shares in the disappointment that this important piece of legislature was not passed in the 117th Congress, we equally share in the enthusiasm on the progress that was made this last session,” said Adam Miller, President of OPGA. “We will remain committed to working and strategizing alongside our partners in the O&P profession to aid in getting the O&P Patient-Centered Care Act enacted into law.” 

OPGA will continue being an advocate in 2023 for legislation that furthers the O&P profession locally, regionally, and nationally. 


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