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Practice-Related Resources

AAHomecare: The American Association for Homecare (AAHomecare) works to preserve and strengthen access to care for the millions of Americans who require medical care, including DME and HME devices, in their homes. The represent and lobby for healthcare providers, equipment manufacturers, and other organizations in the healthcare community. 

American Orthotic and Prosthetic Association (AOPA): AOPA advocates for the O&P profession and provides helpful guidelines for contacting your state representatives to make them aware of how legistlation impacts you and your practice. 

BOC Facility Accreditation Survival Guide: The guide contains essential tools that potential and current DMEPOS facilities can use as they obtain and maintain accreditation, four video guides and a new user-friendly BOC Accreditation Standards Guide.

Cailor Fleming Insurance: BOC-accredited facilities and BOC-certified practictioners who own or manage facilities receive a discount on liability insurance from Cailor Fleming Insurance.

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services: This is the official CMS resource for DME suppliers. Visit this page for information on the provider enrollment process, billing and payment, competitive bidding, and other related topics.

Foot and Ankle Web Index: The Foot and Ankle Index provides information to patients regarding foot ailments, makes product recommendations to patients and podiatric physicians, and lists the links of informative resources related to the podiatric health field.

HEAT Provider Compliance Training Videos and Audio Podcasts: The Health Care Fraud Prevention and Enforcement Action Team (HEAT) created 11 free videos and audio podcasts through their Provider Compliance Training initiative. The videos and podcasts cover major health care fraud and abuse laws, the basics of health care compliance programs, and what to do when a compliance issue arises.

National Association for the Advancement of O&P (NAAOP): NAAOP advocates for the O&P profession regarding critical public policy issues. They provide resources for patients and practitioners to follow important legislation and find and communicate with their elected officials. 

NCOPE Residency Site Information: As of January 1, 2013, BOC-accredited facilities are eligible to serve as NCOPE-accredited residency sites, assuming they meet all the other requirements established by NCOPE. Click the above link for more information on becoming an NCOPE residency site.

speak4oandpA resource and platform for independent O&P practitioners to share stories about the negative impacts of audits on the ability to run and operate their businesses and treat patients.

Wound Care Institute, Inc: The WCI promotes advancement in wound care and diabetic foot care through their educational seminars and research reviews.

Wound Care Information Network: The Wound Care Information Network provides wound care education to patients, clinicians, and hospital administrators.