OPGA Partners with The van Halem Group
Audit consulting firm will help OGPA members in audits, compliance, appeals.
- By David Kopf
- Nov 29, 2012
The Orthotic and Prosthetic Group of America (OPGA) has partnered with The van Halem Group to gives its members access to representation in audits, appeal cases, compliance, and other issues relating to fraud and abuse. The van Halem Group can help OPGA members prepare for and respond to audits and other compliance challenges with a wide array of services unique to the needs of their business.
“We hear weekly, if not daily, from our members about audits,” said OPGA President Dennis Clark, CPO. “It gives me great pride to refer OPGA members needing assistance to The van Halem Group. Professional, timely, and knowledgeable are qualities every consultant should have. These terms describe Wayne van Halem and his team.
The van Halem Group is an audit and consulting firms that helps providers navigate complex issues related to audits, appeals, and compliance. All consultants and clinicians are former Health and Human Services or Medicare contractor employees, so clients benefit from a collaborative relationship with Medicare as well as a unique perspective and first-hand knowledge of the process which results in significant cost savings. Collectively, the leadership of The van Halem Group has more than 130 years of related experience.
“Never before has the orthotic and prosthetic industry been under such intense scrutiny,” said Wayne H. van Halem. “It is so important for practitioners to be both proactive and reactive in the area of audits, appeals, and compliance. This partnership will afford OPGA members the tools and resources they need to succeed and thrive in this strict regulatory environment.”
David Kopf is the Publisher and Executive Editor of HME Business and DME Pharmacy magazines. Follow him on Twitter at @postacutenews.