LAS VEGAS — The relationship between O&P practitioners and payers does not necessarily have to be “us vs. them,” and it would be beneficial for both groups to learn how to better understand each other, according to Michael Wininger, PhD, of the University of Hartford in Connecticut.
Speaking during the 2017 American Orthotic & Prosthetic Association World Congress, Wininger told O&P News that practitioners and payers would do well to “learn each other’s language.”
“Both practitioners in P&O and the payer, who would reimburse their work, have important tough jobs to do,” Wininger said. “So, what we need to do is learn each other’s language and try to understand what each other needs, and I think that would get a good synergy between both camps. It’s not necessarily us vs. them.”