History of the Michigan

Orthotic & Prosthetic Association

History of MOPA

2017 – 2019

Meetings with multiple state representatives advocating for the interests of orthotics and prosthetics providers in Michigan. These meetings are about No Fault Auto Legislation & The Medicaid Policy


After meeting with Blue Cross, they upgraded all O & P fees to match the Medicare 2012 allowables – In 2010 it was 7% below Medicare allowables


After learning that there was crucial need for political funding, MOPA set up a committee called Political Action Committee (PAC) to help fund this need to assist in fighting for O & P rights


After much negotiation with the Michigan OT Association, MOPA had the bill’s language changed to limit the scope of OT practice of O & P within parameters acceptable to MOPA

1994 – 1996

MOPA worked with the Michigan Workers Compensation Bureau to establish its first fee schedule and set ABC certification as the minimum standard to provide custom orthotics and prosthetics


Meetings with Medicare to learn about their fee screens and to get them up to standard

1975 – 1977

MOPA played an important role in helping Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Michigan to become the first Blue Cross program in the country to cover O & P and establish ABC accreditation as the minimum standard


MOPA was founded. It was initially created to negotiate an update of the 1959 State of Michigan fees for O & P children’s services