How Prosthetists are paid and why legislation is needed

Prosthetics is a completely different animal in the health care jungle in that prosthetists are not reimbursed on a fee-for-service payment as Medical Doctors/Providers. They are reimbursed per device, after delivery of that device.  A practitioner can see one patient several times for their prostheses, but the reimbursement rate is the same.  More complex situations … Continue reading How Prosthetists are paid and why legislation is needed

Three Hurdles to Overcome & Return to Life After Lower Leg Amputation

There isn’t much like the feeling you have when you first learn that you will lose or just lost a limb. It can happen to anyone, young and old and is rarely planned for. The important thing to realize early is that an incredibly fulfilling life still awaits. There will undoubtedly be a struggle from … Continue reading Three Hurdles to Overcome & Return to Life After Lower Leg Amputation

Online Thursday Support Groups Provide Needed Connection

The Amputee Coalition is hosting virtual support group meetings on the first, second, third, and fourth Thursday of each month. These meetings provide meaningful and relevant conversations for people living with limb loss and limb difference. To learn more, visit the Virtual Support Group page on our website.  For questions about our virtual support group meetings, please email supportgroups@amputee-coalition.org.