AOPA has filed suit against the CMS over auditing activities it called "unfair," claiming the Office of Inspector General falsely alleged fraud in the O&P industry. AOPA claims an OIG report disregarded technological advances in the field and misunderstood the relationship between the prosthetist and the patient. "[W]e will not stand by when government acts inappropriately to threaten either the quality of care we provide to our patients or the economic viability of the small businesses and providers that comprise the orthotics and prosthetics profession," said AOPA President Thomas Kirk.

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