Murderball: War on Wheels - July 2005

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Feature

O&P: Who Are We?
By Miki Fairley


Is there an identity crisis in O&P?

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Feature

PT 'Direct Access' —Why Is It Considered a Threat?
By Miki Fairley


Physical therapists are actually only one component of the totalproviders/suppliers billing Medicare L-Codes, acknowledges WalterGorski, director of legislative and regulatory affairs for theAmerican Orthotic & Prosthetic Association (AOPA). So, w...

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Sports

Murderball: Quad Rugby Wheels onto Big Screen
By Sherry Metzger, MS


Murderball , a documentary produced anddistributed by THINKFilm, chronicling two and a half years in thelives of quad rugby athletes, won the Documentary Audience Awardand Special Jury Prize for Editing at the 2005 Sundance FilmFestival. The movie...

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DC Direct

Patients Are Key to Educating Congress on Diabetic Foot Care Reimbursement
By Mark Taylor, MLS, CPO


Many professional orthotists and prosthetistsspend time engaging their elected representatives in Washington DCon issues impacting reimbursement for diabetic foot services. Ourarguments have assisted our lawmakers in better understanding thediffic...

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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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Profile

Richard Romain, CO


Richard Romain, CO Orthopaedic Services of Paducah Inc. Paducah, Kentucky If you could retire tomorrow, what would be thefirst thing you'd do? Fishing, hunting, pastoring my father'schurch.

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Perspective

Three Topics Warranting Concern
By Randy McFarland, CPO


A facility owner discusses reimbursement for custom orthotic work, buy-sell agreements for owners and contracting.

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Viewpoints

From the Editor: Credentials Help Consumers, Payers
By Miki Fairley


Recent events regarding fraud and abuse highlightthe long-standing need to separate DME providers from licensed (instates where applicable), certified prosthetists and orthotists andcredentialed O&P facilities. More information abouthigh-profile f...

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