On Tuesday morning, April 26, 2016, June Dunn, Owner, and John Beeler, BOCP joined over 100 members of the American Orthotics and Prosthetics Association in Washington, D.C. for the 2016 AOPA Policy Forum.
Former Senator Bob Kerrey led a one of a kind O&P Legislation-Writing Congress, where AOPA Policy Forum attendees authored a simple bill that would fix most of the problems that are undercutting the quality of care for Medicare beneficiaries who have O&P needs. Tuesday afternoon, while Policy Forum attendees were learning the ins and outs of a range of government policies and actions, Senator Kerrey had personal meetings with eight Senators to explain the new bill, and how some simple steps could rectify the problems and injustices unnecessarily burdening Medicare beneficiaries and the O&P professionals committed to providing care for those patients. On Wednesday, April 27, 135 O&P providers and patients spent the day on Capitol Hill in more than 400 meetings with their legislators, seeking their support for the new bill and related proposed legislation-the central, indispensable exercise of citizens’ rights that is the core of every AOPA Policy Forum.
To learn more visit the AOPA website at http://www.aopanet.org/legislative-regulatory/policy-forum/