History of MOPA

The Michigan Orthotic & Prosthetic Association Mission

The Michigan Orthotic & Prosthetic Association Mission

The History of MOPA – Michigan Orthotic & Prosthetic Association

Visit our new History page to learn more about the evolution of the orthotic and prosthetic industry in Michigan. Our timeline highlights key events and milestones that have shaped the field, showcasing the growth and development of MOPA as a leading organization in the state.

Explore our rich history and discover how we continue to support individuals with disabilities through innovation and dedication. Join us on this journey through the past as we pave the way for a brighter future in orthotics and prosthetics.

  • April, 2024

    MOPA work with Medicaid resulted in 20 new to Medicaid code adds in the Upper Limb Prosthetic code set expanding options for serving patients with upper limb loss.

  • July, 2023

    MOPA work with Medicaid resulted in addition of several dozen codes to Medicaid fee schedule including both Orthotic and Prosthetic codes allowing optimal outcomes for Medicaid patients.

  • 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

  • 2012

    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.


  • 2011

    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

  • 2008

    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

  • 1988

    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

  • 1966

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