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Read the comments AOPA is providing to the House Ways and Means subcommittee on several aspects of the draft bill.
CMS delays launch of Sunshine Act reporting website
The CMS has announced it will postpone the scheduled Sept. 30 launch of the Open Payments system database of payments from pharmaceutical and device companies to doctors. The schedule -- including the chance for doctors to check their data for accuracy -- will be adjusted after the agency investigates and fixes problems with the database and its website. The Hill
Double hand transplant allows amputee to continue his love of music
Richard Mangino, a quadruple amputee who is the first successful double-hand transplant-patient at Brigham & Women's Hospital, is making strides in his quest to again enjoy music and is playing the piano again three years after his surgery. The 65-year-old Massachusetts man, who is still regaining sensation in his hands, has also been drawing and composing music and can even play football with his grandchildren. The Huffington Post
Mich. quadruple amputee aims to raise awareness of prosthetic options
Pam Buschle of Grand Rapids, Mich., lost her hands and feet to septic shock but is learning to use her new prosthetic limbs and is looking forward to regaining her independence. Buschle wants to raise awareness of the wide array of prostheses and medical options available to help people regain mobility. "I just want people to know that when they are going through something like an amputation ... that there really is hope at the end of it -- however dark it may seem in those moments," she said. "I'm a person who came through those darkest moments. And my life is filled with joy." MLive.com (Michigan) (free registration)
Breaking news from AOPA
Stay ahead of the curve with AOPA this week. Tomorrow is the AOPAversity AFO/KAFO Policy: Understanding the Rules webinar and Thursday is AOPA's FREE OTS Orthotic Regulations webinar -- sign up and find out what the CMS proposed rule could mean for you! Download AOPA's exclusive 2014 National Assembly app to optimize your schedule and meeting performance. District court grants motion to dismiss in AOPA v. U.S. Health & Human Services on audits, prosthetist's notes, and Dear Physician letter -- get the news and AOPA's statement. AOPA's coding experts are coming to St. Louis for the final Coding & Billing Seminar of 2014 -- register today! All of this and more in today's AOPA Breaking News.
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