ETHICS: Clinical Priorities? Business Priorities? What Should Be First? - June 2002
Ethics: What Comes First?
By Miki Fairley
Balancing clinical, business, and legal priorities - deciding what’s best for your patient, referral source, insurance provider.More...
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?More...
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.More...
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...More...
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...More...
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...More...
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...More...
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.More...
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...More...
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.More...
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.More...
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.More...
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.More...
“Political Correctness” - Enough, Already!
O.K. I admit it. Sometimes all this political correctness about disability cranks my tractor.More...