Prosthetic Components: Making the Right Choice in the 'Fitting Game' - July 2003

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Got FAQs?
By Lisa Lake-Salmon


This informative column will help providers and their staff with a better understanding of billing procedures and reimbursement strategies.

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Association Spotlight

ACPOC Explores What’s New in Pediatric Rehab


Visualize this: over 200 healthcare professionalsrepresenting a variety of rehabilitation-relateddisciplines--orthopedic surgeons, physiatrists, physical andoccupational therapists, orthotists, and prosthetists--comingtogether to discuss both form...

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HIPAA and the Business Associate Puzzle
By Sheila Press, Attorney


HIPAA is the acronym for the Health Insurance Portability andAccountability Act of 1996. One part of that law, the Privacy Rule,went into effect on April 14, 2003. If your business is a "coveredentity" as defined by the privacy regulations, you mu...

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Sports Page

Amputees Across America 2003
By Meredy Fullen, Bios by Joseph Sapere


A group of guys who called themselves the "ThreeJ's" approached Ohio Willow Wood in late 2001 for sponsorship. Theyhad an ambitious mission in mind: riding bicycles across the UnitedStates from Newport Beach, California, to Jamestown, Virginia. Wh...

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DC Direct

HIPAA Security – Required or Addressable
By Jay Masci


Compliance deadline for the HIPAA Security Rule, finalized andpublished February 20, is February 21, 2005. If you were requiredto comply with the Privacy Rule or Electronic Trasactions and CodeSets Rule, you are a "covered entity" and must also co...

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Sports Page

Drag Racing: How It Parallels O&P
By Tracy Slemker, CPO


There is a lot more to drag racing than what meetsthe eye. To those new to the sport, it looks like a bunch of guyswho get together, soup up a car or bike, and then stomp on anaccelerator to the cheers of a 100,000 speed fanatics likethemselves. I...

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Profiles

Frank Caruso, CO


Hanger P&O Haverford, Pennsylvania How did you get started inO&P? By accident. I answered an ad posted for anorthotic technician to work in a lab in the basement of GeorgetownUniversity.

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Perspective

ACA’s Roots
By Al Pike, CP


Next year the Amputee Coalition of America (ACA)will be celebrating 15 years as the national organization foramputees in the United States, but it was not the first. Fifty years earlier (1939), Paul J. Campbell, St.

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Viewpoints

From the Editor


The focus is on ability--not "disability."   This is the clear message coming from amputees and orthoticusers of all ages. For both youth and adults, disability sportsprograms and organizations provide a venue for learning, personalgrowth, and mak...

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Feature

Prosthetic Components: Making the Right Choice in the 'Fitting Game'
By Judith Otto


Patient input is, of course, vital to the success of the fitting process--but what about the influence of marketing hype on patients?

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Feature

There’s More Than One Way To Fit a Patient
By Judith Otto


Choosing the right solution for a prosthetic patient is thepractitioner's job--but in exploring the issue with a number ofexperienced professionals, we discovered that there is no singleperfect solution, but a variety of different potentially "rig...

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