The Research Clearly Affirms that O&P Services Save Money for Payers and Helps Preserve or Regain Mobility for Patients
A Marine veteran who lost all four limbs after stepping on an explosive device in Afghanistan in 2010 is celebrating after successfully undergoing surgery for a double arm transplant. John…
Patients who received orthotic or prosthetic services have lower or comparable Medicare costs than patients who need, but do not receive, these services.
“Everyone’s experience with limb loss and limb difference is unique. However, access to medically appropriate devices can dramatically change that experience, providing an avenue for a more active, engaged life in the community and the workplace. This study offers national data that provides support for the need for access to care — as well as pointing out the opportunity to further explore the impact prosthetic devices can have, both financially and personally.”
Jack Richmond, President & CEO, Amputee Coalition