Webinar: The IMPACT Study: Early Prosthetic Delivery Shown to Reduce Overall Direct Healthcare Costs

Date and Time

June 18, 2020
1:00–1:30 p.m. ET


Virtual Event

Contact Hours: 30 minutes
Credits Available: 0.5 CE for O&P Providers

Early post-amputation rehabilitation is critical for maintaining patient health and independence, returning to activities of daily living, and as a new study reveals, reducing economic burden.

The IMPACT study, recently published in the American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (AJPMR), suggests that delaying or not providing a prosthesis increases direct healthcare costs by approximately 25 percent over the initial 12 months post-amputation. Join us as research and clinical leaders from around the country dive into this study and its implications for the patient population we serve.

The IMPACT series is part of a vast collection of landmark research studies already published, or in various stages of publication, by Hanger Clinic’s Department of Clinical and Scientific Affairs, in collaboration with leading researchers, clinicians, and academic institutions.


Upon completion of this program, learners will be able to:

  • Discuss the three dimensions of the triple aim and why this approach is important to the health of individuals and communities
  • Analyze the recently published IMPACT study to help shape education and communication to the broader healthcare community
  • Outline possible implications of the study as it relates to an individual’s quality of life and overall health

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On-Demand Credit Available

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Michelle Denning PT, MHSA

Area Business Operations Manager, Hanger Clinic

Michelle has 20+ years of clinical experience as a Physical Therapist and has taught courses nationwide. She is responsible for leading partnerships between Hanger Clinic and Hospital Systems as well as driving clinical outcomes.

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Jim Weber, MBA

President & Chief Executive Officer, Prosthetic and Orthotic Care, Inc. (P&O Care)

Jim is co-founder of P&O Care, and is the Immediate Past President of the American Orthotic and Prosthetic Association (AOPA). He served as AOPA’s Treasurer from 2009 to 2014, and in 2007, Jim organized and acted as Treasurer of the Missouri Coalition for People with Limb Loss, the coalition responsible for Missouri becoming the 17th US state to successfully pass Prosthetic Parity legislation in 2009. He continues to advocate for the prosthetic and orthotic industry in Missouri, Illinois and nationally, attending the AOPA Policy Forum annually.  He earned his BSBA in Finance from the University of Missouri and his MBA from St. Louis University. 

Shane Wurdeman, PhD, CP, FAAOP (D)

Director, Clinical Research, Hanger Clinic

Dr. Wurdeman has published numerous studies in peer-reviewed journals. In addition to his research work, he continues to manage a patient case load with Hanger Clinic.

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Continuing Education Requirements: All attendees are required to attend the entire session, complete a credit request form, and evaluation following the session. Throughout the presentation learning outcomes will be assessed through instructor interaction and attendee’s participation through Q&A.