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  Legislation Introduced

To limit access to Medicare's custom L codes to qualified providers. Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA) has introduced S. 1451, the "Medicare Waste Tax Reduction Act of 1999."

consol2.gif (3997 bytes) Letter to Academy Members (7/30/99) concerning the Delaware Law Change from President Schumann.

Memo Regarding Delaware Law Change (7/27/99) - New Delaware Law and Its Effect on the Consolidation of the American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists, American Orthotic and Prosthetic Association and the American Board for Certification in Orthotics and Prosthetics ("ABC")

Consolidation packets mailed on July 9, 1999! The consolidation information packets containing the Consent Forms were mailed on Friday, July 9 to all AOPA and Academy members. The consolidation efforts, which began in December 1998, will come to an end on August 20. Whether affirmative or in opposition, all responses must be received by Association Services Group (ASG) before August 20.

Consolidation Buzz has been designed to keep interested parties abreast of developments in the Consolidation Discussion.  Individuals can select the item below to review the latest development or can click on the Consolidation Buzz graphic to the left and see a listing of all of the latest developments.  Either way individuals can stay informed!

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The benefits just keep adding up. You can now securely order AOPA Products Online. Just think, shopping at your fingertips - and no long lines. Look for special sales available only in the AOPA Members Catalog.


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The AOPA Online Membership Directory is now online.  This is an interactive searchable directory.   Visitors can search by Company Name, Membership Category, City, State or Postal Code.  Results are listed by state, then by city and then by company.



Member-Get-a-Member Program

Recruit a new member for Year 2000 and you will receive a $50.00 Gift Certificate towards an AOPA product purchase. The renewal and membership process for Year 2000 are under way and we are asking for your help in recruiting new members. An increase in membership will give us a more unified voice on legislative and regulatory issues. Just refer an O&P business to AOPA and if they join within 30 days, you will receive a $50.00 Gift Certificate.

For more information about Year 2000 dues, visit the Membership Information page.

If you have any questions, please contact Mahnaz Zeinali at (703) 836-7116 or .

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You can now register and reserve housing for the November 3-4 Seminar in San Jose, CA online. (10.5 Business PCE Units will be offered) For additional information, contact the Meetings Department at (703) 836-7116.


pf2000s.jpg (5904 bytes) Mark Your Calendars

The 2000 AOPA Policy Forum is scheduled for January 30 - February 1 at the J.W. Marriott Hotel in downtown Washington, D.C. Don't miss this opportunity to take the O&P message to Capitol Hill. For more information, please contact Tina Moran at   or (703) 836-7116, Ext. 3005.

All of us at AOPA look forward to seeing you there!

th3.jpg (7150 bytes) Welcome to AOPAs Townhall, a discussion group created for AOPA members and other O&P professionals to facilitate communication about non-clinical issues of interest to the O&P field. Topics may include legislative or regulatory issues, business concerns, matters relating to the operation of your association, or virtually anything else that you wish to share with your peers. The most important prohibition is the discussion of fees, rates or discounts, since this could violate Federal antitrust laws.   Click here to learn more about how to participate.

new1.gif (12646 bytes) Classified ads are now available.
Who are the members of the AOPA Leadership including committee members?  
When is the next event?  Check out our calendar of events.
We have identified several web sites that may be of interest to you.
If you are a member, you have been given a user name and password.  Use them to access the Members Only section of the web site.

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