Idealism vs Realism: Balancing the Scales in O&P Practice - June 2004

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Idealism vs Realism: Balancing the Scales in O&P Practice
By Judith Philipps Otto


We all want to make a difference in this world; most of us want to leave it a better place than we found it. Unfortunately, with each passing moment, and with each of the hundreds of choices we make every day, we limit ourselves to a narrower and narrower path of opportunity and accomplishment.

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Cutting Edge

M.A.S. Socket: A Transfemoral Revolution
By Miki Fairley


The M.A.S.® socket design is an evolution—and perhaps even a “revolution”—in the development of ischial containment (IC) socket concepts.

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Leading EDGE

Hanger’s MCO: Where Is It Going?
By Miki Fairley


The recent launch of Hanger Orthopedic Group’s new managed care organization (MCO), Linkia, in mid-March has added a potent new element to the O&P scene. Where is Linkia headed? What are its goals and objectives?

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Salute!

Healing Hands for Haiti Foundation
By Al Ingersoll, CP


A recap of the recent Healing Hands for Haiti trip that was chronicled at the EDGE web site.

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Got FAQs?

Got FAQs?
By Lisa Lake-Salmon


The future of your practice depends onknowledgeable billing and collection information. Understanding thefull aspect of billing guidelines and procedures will effectivelyincrease your reimbursement. This informative column will helpproviders and t...

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Today's Consumer

Amputation Renews Zest for Life
By Joan Bennett


A seemingly innocuous accident at work in 1997changed 53-year-old George Hinckley's life. A fire at the Gilletteplant in Boston, Massachusetts, brought the manufacturing managerinto work after hours. Coming in from his boat, the burly 6'3"Hinckley...

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Perspective

Where Should Our Focus Be? Part II
By Tom DiBello, CO, LPO, FAAOP


In my last editorial I defined aproblem--diminished reimbursement--which I argued was a symptom, inthe minds of insurance companies and employers, of our growingirrelevance in the rehabilitation process. I also postulated thatorthotic and prosthet...

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Viewpoints

From the Editor - Progress and Idealism: Alive and Well
By Miki Fairley


Amazingly, despite all the current restraintshobbling the O&P field, progress continues to be made. Whatcould be justly called a transfemoral revolution--the M.A.S.®(Marlo Anatomical Socket) design, developed by Marlo Ortiz, aprosthetist and engin...

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Pioneer MSPO Class Looks Forward to the Future


Pictured on a vintage locomotive-a historical reminder of the many engineering feats and contributions to the world by Georgia Tech-are the members of the first MSPO graduating class and their instructors. Front row, from left are: Benjamin Lucas;...

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