O&P Education Reaching Master's Level - December 2008

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O&P Education Reaching Master's Level and Beyond
By Miki Fairley


Despite upheavals, turmoil, and changes in the U.S. and international healthcare arenas, O&P education is revved up and moving ahead. All of the current O&P practitioner programs accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Educa...

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Innovations

Nonsurgical Treatment for Bone Cancer
By Morgan Stanfield


Osteosarcoma, the most common primary bone cancer,strikes about 900 people per year in the United States, 400 of themchildren. According to the American Cancer Society, its five-yearsurvival rate is only 60-65 percent, and in the three years after...

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Perspective

Academy Guidelines Can Help Educate Researchers
By Edward S. Neumann, PhD, PE, CP


To help researchers conduct studies that advance evidence-based practice (EPB) in O&P, the American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists (the Academy) has developed State-of-the-Science Evidence Report Guidelines. These guidelines propose a seri...

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Education Outlook

A Week in the Life
By Michael Carroll


Where do I begin? Should I tell you about my firstdays in the St. Petersburg College (SPC) O&P program, or aboutthe depths to which I've already been exposed to anatomy andphysiology for O&P?

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Sports

The CAF SDTC: More than a Race...an Experience


Fifteen years ago, a group of friends held a triathlon fundraiser in La Jolla, California, to help disabled endurance-sports legend Jim MacLaren regain his independence after a devastating accident. Soon after, they formed the Challenged Athletes...

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Face to Face

Five Questions for Harry Layton, CPO, LPO


Harry Layton, CPO, LPO, has been working in O&P since he pushed a broom around his father's shop in Lawton, Oklahoma, at age 11. Now, at 53 years old, Layton can count himself as a clinician, business owner, inventor, university guest lecturer, an...

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Got FAQs?

Got FAQs? - Billing and Collections Q&A
By Lisa Lake-Salmon


Running an O&P practice iscomplicated. When you have a question, count on "Got FAQs?" to getyou back on track. This month's column tackles your questions aboutquality guidelines for the provision of diabetic shoes, L-Coderesources, claim denials,...

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Progress on Parity

ACA Calls on Activists to Mobilize
By Morgan Sheets


Second annual lobby day to be held in Washington DC,March 9 and 10. During the recent election cycle, much was made ofour country's healthcare crisis. Its challenges are certainly feltby many of the almost two million amputees across the United St...

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Viewpoint

Change Is Afoot
By Karen Henry


A few weeks ago, the world watched the United States make history by electing its first black president. "Change has come to America," President-Elect Barack Obama said on November 4 before an estimated crowd of 240,000 people in Grant Park, Chica...

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Correction from The O&P EDGE


In the December 2008 issue of The O&P EDGE , one of the answers in "Got FAQs?" contained incorrect information. The question asked was, "I have always been a non-participating provider with Medicare, and my enrollment period is coming up. What are...

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