History of the Michigan

Orthotic & Prosthetic Association

History of MOPA

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

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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

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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