June 10, 2019
Featured Orthotic Presentations -
All Carbon AFOs are NOT Created Equal
and
The Next Generation of Carbon AFOs, Noel Chladek, CO, LPO
Take a comprehensive look at what is Energy Storing and how different orthoses provide different levels of function.
Then learn about a new design of Energy Storing AFOs for normal use and can also accommodate the need for running and jumping.
What people are saying about Noel!

"Found the course interesting and learned quite a bit, even as a CPed."
"Very Informative."
"Good program - well presented."
"Very Thorough."
"It's always great to hear Noel speak!"
CAD/CAM Technology for Lower Limb Orthotics, Ray Speelman, CP, COF
Practices that implement shape-capture technology and CAD will realize the benefits of a tool for improving patient care and experience far better outcomes and a competitive edge. 
 Ray is a clinical support practitioner at WillowWood. He educates clinicians at national, regional and state trade shows, customer facilities and provides educational webinars.
New Registration Options at KOPA This Year!
Our 2019 Exhibitors and Sponsors

Able Billing and Consulting, LLC
Anodyne
Bio-Mechanic Composites
CGS (Medicare)
Clinical Education Concepts
College Park Industries
Endolite
Grace Prosthetic Fabrication
Fillauer
Freedom Innovations
Friddle's Orthopedic Appliances
Knit-Rite, Inc.
Naked Prosthetics
Orthofeet, Inc.
Ottobock
Spinal Solutions
Spinal Technology, Inc.
SPS
Willow Wood
KOPA Exhibit Hall
Kick Off Reception
6:00pm-8:00pm in the Exhibit Hall at the
Hyatt Regency Lexington
FREE FOR ALL REGISTERED ATTENDEES!
(You will need a badge to attend.)
Join us for the Bourbon Country Reception!
Hot and Cold Hors D'Oeuvres, Carving Station, Desserts, and Full Bar from 6:00pm-8:00pm
Medicare Success Through Education
Friday, June 14, 2019
8:00am-9:30am in the General Sessions
Ashley DeCoteau | Provider Outreach & Education Sr. Analyst
CGS Administrators, LLC | Jurisdiction B DME MAC
  • New Medicare Cards
  • Targeted Probe and Educate
  • myCGS
  • Updates from the DME MAC
  • Telehealth vs Telemedicine
  • Common Documentation Errors
  • Important Reminders and MORE!
Bring your questions!
Bring your billing and administrative staff!

Do you want to submit questions in advance?
Ashley DeCoteau, Provider Outreach & Education Sr. Analyst of CGS will be exhibiting during the 2019 KOPA Annual Meeting.
Bring your questions!
Stop by the CGS table and chat with Ashley about your Medicare issues.
Featured Presentation:
Preparing Your Practice for Sale, Don Hardin
If you are an O&P practitioner thinking about selling your business for any reason, it can be difficult to find the information to know how much your business is worth and its value in the O&P marketplace. If you built your business from the ground up, personal feelings and judgments can affect your sales process.

Learn how to determine:
  • The value of your O&P Practice
  • The proper steps and timeframe for selling
  • Inside buyer sales versus outside buyer sales
  • How the public and your patients will handle the change
  • Intangible elements of value including reputation, history and community impact
Hyatt Regency Lexington
Book your room online NOW.


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Registration is OPEN for the
June 13-14, 2019 KOPA Annual Meeting.

The 2019 KOPA Annual ​Meeting will be held at the

PLEASE NOTE!
THERE WILL BE NOT BE A
FALL KOPA MEETING.

If you attend the June meeting
YOU WILL RECEIVE YOUR CREDITS/CERTIFICATE
BEFORE THE END OF JUNE .

Please make sure to join us on Thursday, June 13th for the Welcome Reception in the Exhibit Hall!

Featured Presentation:
Creating Meaningful Lower Limb Prosthetic Outcomes: Preliminary Findings of a 12-Month Pilot, 
Brian Gustin, CP
​O&P patient outcomes have been talked about a lot, but what has actually been done, which is meaningful to the individual clinic, patient, healthcare system, and payer? This presentation will discuss the genesis and preliminary findings to date of a 12-month Pilot Longitudinal Lower Limb Prosthetic Outcome data collection project. The project focuses on two main areas - Function related to Independent Activities of Daily Living (IADL's) and Psychosocial aspects related to Health Related Quality of Life characteristics.
Featured Presentation:
Functional Solutions for Partial Hand Amputations, Hannah Smith
Most upper-limb amputations are traumatic in origin, and 94 percent of them occur at the fingers and metacarpals. Naked Prosthetics will be addressing partial-hand amputation, finding a solution and how our prostheses are engineered for strength. The partial-hand amputee population consists of predominantly working-age men (86%) who generally experience traumatic amputations in the workplace. This population has historically been under-served in the prosthetic world, often because patient-care providers are unaware of a functional solution that is appropriate for their specific needs. Naked Prosthetics will be addressing the demographics of this population, current solutions available on the market, and how our prostheses in particular are designed with this population in mind.
Thursday, ​June 13, 2019 - 1 exhibit hall credit
3:00pm-5:45pm Exhibitor Set Up
NEW FOR 2019!
6:00pm-7:00pm Welcome Reception in the ​Exhibitor Hall with Exhibitors!

Friday, June 14, 2019 - 7.5 credits

7:30am-8:00am Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:00am Welcome, Andrew Domb, CPO/L, KOPA President
8:00am-9:30am General Sessions - Medicare Success Through Education, Ashley DeCoteau, CGS, Jurisdiction B
9:30am-10:00am ​ Functional Solutions for Partial Hand Amputations, Hannah Smith, Naked Prosthetics

8:00am-10:00am Tech Talk – Sensormotoric Insoles, Jon Fogg CPed

10:00am-10:30am AM Coffee Break with Exhibitors  

10:30am-12:00pm General Sessions - Creating Meaningful Lower Limb Prosthetic Outcomes: Preliminary Findings of a 12-Month Pilot, Brian Gustin, CP, Forensic Prosthetic & Orthotic Consulting Services
10:30am-12:00pm Tech Talk – Fabrication Troubleshooting, Daniel Hickey, Bulldog Tools

12:00pm-1:00pm Lunch with Exhibitors
Breakouts Sessions
1:00pm-2:30pm CAD/CAM Technology for Lower Limb Orthotics, Ray Speelman, CP, COF, WillowWood
1:00pm-2:30pm Lower Limb Prosthetics - Bionic Technology by Ossur!, Wayne Fichtel, CP, Ossur

2:30pm-3:00pm PM Snack Break with Exhibitors
Exhibitor Tear Down at 3:00pm

Breakout Sessions
3:00pm-5:00pm All Carbon AFOs are NOT Created Equal andThe Next Generation of Carbon AFOs, Noel Chladek, CO
3:00pm-5:00pm (continued) Lower Limb Prosthetics - Bionic Technology by Ossur!, Wayne Fichtel, CP
March 27, 2019 - House Bill 224 Became Law Without Governor's Signature
Read all about House Bill 224 on our brand new "Legislative Updates" page.
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