Medical Art takes to Continued Learning

The AOPA (The America Orthotic & Prosthetic Association) conference was an invite only event in Scottsdale, AZ in January 2019.

It was exciting to be invited to take part in a meeting where professionals are so dedicated to improving their profession. Among the topics were Advancing Patient Satisfaction, Evidence-Based Delivery, Patient-Reported Outcomes and of particular interest is the question are prosthetists health care professionals or deliverers of devices.


(Greg Gion -on right- pictured with colleague from Scheck and Siress Prosthetics -on left)

Topics and Trends

On Saturday we heard from this these fine speakers on a range of topics…

How We Got Here, The Current State of Healthcare

Elisabeth Rosenthal, MD, Editor in Chief Kaiser, Health News, author of NYT Bestseller: An American Sickness: How Healthcare became Big Business and How You Can Take it Back

Beyond Trends: Reality Check for O&P in Today’s Healthcare Economy

Bryce S. Sutton, PhD, Senior Health Mgr., Health Economics & Advanced Analytics, Avalere Health

Been There Done That: Physical Therapists Introduce Merit-Based Incentive Payment System

Heather Smith PT, MPH, Director of Quality American Physical Therapy Association

Negotiating Workers Compensation

Steven Anthony, Claim Director, Strategic Comp, A Division of Great American Insurance Group

Implementing Evidence-Based Delivery in O&P

Jason Highsmith, DPT, PhD, CP, FAAOP, National Director of Orthotic & Prosthetic Clinical Services. US Department of Veteran Affairs

Combining Multiple Domains of Information for Clinical Decision-Making in O&P

Sarah Chang, PhD, Director of Research OrthoCare Innovations

Becoming O&P: Healthcare Providers or Device Deliverers?

Doug Smith, MD, AOPA Medical Advisory Board