Webinars

OPGA is proud to offer excellent live, online education through clinical and business webinars designed to meet the growing needs of OPGA members. Members enjoy OPGA webinars from the comfort of their own computer while taking in valuable information and earning continuing education credits. Learn more about each OPGA webinar and their associated fees by clicking on the course link. If you have ideas for our next OPGA webinar, contact OPGA and let us know what you have in mind! 


Osteoporosis and Low Bone Mass Treatment Featuring the Meeks Method and the Spinomed IV Spinal Orthosis

Tuesday, April 23 | 10 a.m. CDT | 60 minutes | 1.5 CEUs*

Attendees will gain an understanding of the impact of osteoporosis and low bone mass in the U.S. population. Material will be presented that will provide a thorough understanding of the vital importance of a team approach to achieve the best possible outcomes for patients suffering from these and related conditions.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify the incidence of osteoporosis-related fractures by male and female population.
  • Explain why alignment is important to enhance bone strength and decrease the risk of fragility fractures.
  • Identify which movement pattern is contraindicated in patients with osteoporosis.
  • Identify four aspects of the Meeks Wheel.
  • Understand how back-strengthening aspects of the Spinomed contribute to the decrease in fragility fractures.
  • Describe three ways in which the Spinomed differs from other spinal orthoses.
  • Understand how to size appropriately, fit accurately, and instruct the patient on the proper use of the Spinomed to ensure the best possible outcome.

* This program has been approved for 1.5 Scientific (S) Category 1 PCEs by the American Board for Certification in Orthotics and Prosthetics (ABC). Credits will be granted by discipline.

Sponsor
OPGA

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Competitive Bidding – Details About the Program and Bidding Off-the-shelf Orthotics

Wednesday, April 24 | 1 p.m. CDT | 60 minutes

CMS announced that 16 off-the-shelf (OTS) spinal orthosis HCPCS codes and seven OTS knee orthosis codes will be included in the Medicare durable medical equipment, prosthetics, orthotics, and supplies (DMEPOS) Competitive Bidding Program for dates of service on or after Jan. 1, 2021. Providers without a contract for these items will NOT be able to bill traditional FFS Medicare beneficiaries after Jan. 1, 2021, in 130 metropolitan areas. Providers not familiar with the program will need to get educated about the Competitive Bidding Program and start the process of getting ready to bid.

Learning Objectives

  • Learn what the Competitive Bidding Program is and how it may impact providers.
  • Learn what is required in order for a provider to participate in the program.
  • Learn what areas are included in competitive bidding and what L-codes are included.
  • Learn important dates for bidding and other useful resources provided by OPGA/VGM.

Sponsor
OPGA

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Össur Seal-In Technology

Thursday, May 2 | 1 p.m. CDT | 60 minutes | 1.5 CEUs*

During this webinar, Aaron Jacobsen from Össur will discuss the benefits of Össur’s Seal-In X Liners and the newly revised Seal-In Seals, which offer optimal patient care, compliance, and outcomes.

Learning Objectives
The attendees will learn about choosing the appropriate liner design, Seal design, fitments, use, features, benefits, and the medical necessity of providing Seal-In technology.

* This program has been approved for 1.5 Scientific (S) Category 1 PCEs by the American Board for Certification in Orthotics and Prosthetics (ABC). Credits will be granted by discipline.

Sponsor
OPGA

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Executing a Data-driven Growth Strategy in O&P

Wednesday, May 8 | 1 p.m. CDT | 60 minutes | 1.5 CEUs*

With reimbursement pressures, national/regional player expansions, and ever-increasing documentation requirements, more efficient business operations are key to being a sustainable and successful independent O&P provider. This presentation will provide examples of key tools that can be used to become more efficient in sales/marketing activities.

Learning Objectives

  • Review key O&P related data points.
  • Identify opportunities within the O&P profession to obtain and use targeted claims data.
  • Demonstrate specific examples of how O&P practices can use data to grow their referral base.
  • Discuss current referral source management techniques.
  • Discuss strategies to effectively and efficiently engage referral sources.

*This program has been approved for 1.5 Business/Facility Management (B) PCEs by the American Board for Certification in Orthotics and Prosthetics (ABC).

Sponsor
OPGA

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Building Your Foot Care Business and Referral Network Through Education

Tuesday, May 28 | 1 p.m. CDT | 60 minutes | 1.5 CEUs*

This webinar will focus on five styles of off-the-shelf inserts that will address common foot/lower extremity conditions. Conditions that will be addressed include plantar fasciitis, flat feet arthritis, hallux rigidis (bunion pain), and other lower extremity symptoms.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify the correct insert and size for the client.
  • Explore opportunities to cross-sell additional products.
  • Discuss how to market to the referral sources.
  • Review product features and value of doing business with Medi.

* This program has been approved for 1.5 Scientific (S) Category 1 PCEs by the American Board for Certification in Orthotics and Prosthetics (ABC). Credits will be granted by discipline.

Sponsor
OPGA

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