Take-Charge Software Helps Manage O&P Practices - May 2005

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Take-Charge Software Helps Manage O&P Practices
By Judith Philipps Otto


It's no news that these are tough times for O&P practices, and if there's a lifeline available to assist you in improving efficiency, developing documentation, increasing security compliance, and reducing paper clutter, it's only sensible to seize it gratefully.

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Manufacturers Offer Clinical Software
By Judith Philipps Otto


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'Thought-Control' Prostheses - Soon a Reality
By Miki Fairley


In the movie The Empire Strikes Back, hero and Jediknight Luke Skywalker found himself locked in mortal combat withDarth Vader. Beaten and wounded, Luke was pressed back by the DarkLord. Suddenly, Vader's light saber sliced upwards, severing theyo...

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Feature

Quality Can Pay - If You Can Prove It
By John Latsko


It is a common criticism our payment system is designed to pay for the quantity, not the quality and appropriateness of services rendered.

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Cutting Edge

Can Evidence-Based Medicine Benefit Orthotics?
By Miki Fairley


To be truly effective in a practical way, orthoticresearch needs to involve both technological research and clinicalresearch, according to Christopher Morris, senior orthotist,Department of Orthotics, Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre and theUniversity...

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Stepping Out

Ultimate Pedorthics: Custom Shoe Therapy
By Miki Fairley


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Global View

Prosthetics at the Middle of the World
By David Krupa, CP


Lourdes Pilco woke to the babbling of her son. Here,so close to the equator, the sun rises early, yet it was stilldark. Lourdes fumbled for a moment, the faint light of dawnbringing her reality into focus.

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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 eff ectivelyincrease your reimbursement. This informative column will helpproviders and...

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Profile

Dan Kopolow, CO, CPed


Dan Kopolow, CO, CPed Innovative Bracing by Heel to Toe Urbana, Illinois What is the best advice you've everreceived? Be grateful for what you have and more gratefulfor what you don't have. What do you like best aboutO&P?

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Perspective

PT Direct Access Issue: Differing Views of AOPA and Academy Not Surprising
By Ted A. Trower, CPO


I was surprised by the letter I received from our AOPA [AmericanOrthotic & Prosthetic Association] president, Michael E.Hamontree, but not upset. The simple fact is that a break betweenAOPA and the Academy [American Academy of Orthotists &Prosthet...

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Viewpoints

From the Editor: Partnering for Research, Education
By Miki Fairley


Coming together is a beginning, staying togetheris  progress, and working together is success - HenryFord The American Academy of Orthotists &Prosthetists has been reaching out to other organizations involvedin O&P and rehab care. Goals include c...

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