ETHICS: Clinical Priorities? Business Priorities? What Should Be First? - June 2002

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Ethics: What Comes First?
By Miki Fairley


Balancing clinical, business, and legal priorities - deciding what’s best for your patient, referral source, insurance provider.

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Ethics: What Choices Do I Make?
By Miki Fairley


Are you a good person? Most people would say, 'Yes,' since we like to think of ourselves as good people. But do we always make sound ethical decisions?

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Leading EDGE

How To Keep Your Best Employees
By Joe Sansone, CEO


Most companies today are increasingly concerned about the problem of finding qualified applicants. With unemployment rates dropping, the steady stream of qualified applicants that used to be available to managers and small business owners has dwindled.

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Education Outlook

P&O Education: How Did We Get Here - Where Are We Going?
By Sidney Fishman, PhD


Editor's note: Prosthetics and orthotics education is at a critical point. P&O student enrollment is dropping, even as the need for P&O services is rising. Other health care disciplines may try to fill the gap...

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Education Outlook

Long-Term Entry Level Education


When the original mandate of the NRC-NAS Program had been successfully achieved, General Strong, a man of unique stature, competencies, and leadership qualities, retired in 1959. 3 After some 12 years of being responsible for and guiding essent...

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Cutting Edge

MCO Contracting: "Nightmare on Elm Street"


When it comes to contracting with managed care organizations, you can, indeed, imagine yourself wandering in a nightmare landscape with surrealistic skylines, inadequate directional signs presented in hieroglyphics, and bogeymen poised to pounce...

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Cutting Edge

Getting Behind the Scenes: Who’s Really Paying You?
By Judith Otto


How do you know if your PPO (preferred provider organization) has been rented by a TPA (third party administrator, also called a TPO, or third party organization)has been rented by a TPA? Is the MCO (managed care organization) or TPA delaying in p...

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Viewpoints

From the Editor


We're on our way! This, our second issue, explores some of the challenges of today's O&P practice. Ethical issues pose more of a dilemma than ever before.

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Welcome

New Advisory Board Members


We appreciate the invaluable assistance and expertise of our Advisory Board members and look forward to working with them to bring our readers the best in comprehensive, cutting-edge information for the benefit of the rehabilitation profession and...

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Global View

Volunteer Organization Makes a Difference in Haiti
By Matt Ray


Matt Ray is a volunteer with Healing Hands for Haiti Several patients were already at the doors when we opened the Haiti clinic at 8 am. The interpreters were ready and the physical therapy room was prepared. Then Jean walked in.

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Profile

Karen Taylor, CP (c)


Karen Taylor, CP(c) Miller Centre St. Johns, NF,Canada Question: How did you get involved in O&P? Answer: I blew out my knee at age 16 playing basketball.

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Shop Talk

Technician's Corner
By Scott Tracewell


Attention Technicians: You now have a platform toshare your technical expertise and get acquainted with your fellowtechnical associates across the country. Welcome to Shop Talk! Readon to learn what Shop Talk is all about.

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Sports Page

Amputees Look Forward to 3,500-Mile Trip Across USA


Jerry Suggs (left), John Keating (center), and Joe Sapere are rarin' to go. Skydiving and biking 50 miles a day spell adventure for anyone. Now combine this with traveling across the USA for six weeks.

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Perspective

“Political Correctness” - Enough, Already!


O.K. I admit it. Sometimes all this political correctness about disability cranks my tractor.

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