Armed for the Future - December 2009

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Armed for the Future: DARPA’s Revolutionizing Prosthetics Project Nears Completion

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Harshbarger In an exclusive interview with The O&P EDGE, Stuart Harshbarger discusses how the end game is shaping up for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency Revolutionizing Prosthetics 2009 Program. As this issue of The O&P EDGE goes t...

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SPS Achieves Major Goals in 2009

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Fulfilling its mission to provide the best and broadest selection of O&P products available, SPS ends 2009 having achieved some major goals. During this calendar year, SPS has expanded its total warehouse space by 27,000 square feet, initiated...

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PECOS Policy Could Bring January Denials

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O&P businesses are receiving warnings from CMS due to a major Medicare policy change that could bring denials based upon the prescriber's Medicare status. PECOS Overview According to Peter Ashkenaz, a spokesperson for the Centers for Medicare and...

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Breaking Barriers with Adaptive Snowsports

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That first day on the mountain, it awoke me again. I had been in a pretty depressed state, but just going down the bunny hill was so exhilarating that I didn't know what to do with myself. -Staff Sgt.

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Sgt. Brandon Deaton: Operation Proper Exit

Today's Consumer

Most of the soldiers posted at Fort Drum, New York, are prepared for two certainties in their military careers: heavy New York snow and a steady deployment cycle. A year abroad followed by a year at home has been the "drum beat" for the four briga...

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The San Diego Triathlon Challenge: Growing Without Bounds

Sports

In the 16 years since its inception, the Challenged Athletes Foundation (CAF) San Diego Triathlon Challenge (SDTC) has evolved from a single race held for one athlete's benefit to a multi-event, four-day festival that contributes to the lives of h...

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Where Did All the Time Go?

Education Outlook

"So much time, and so little to do! Strike that—reverse it."—Roald Dahl When I first began the St. Petersburg College (SPC) O&P program, I seemed to have a lot of free time to get to know my new classmates and get ahead on my assi...

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Face to Face: Randy Roberson, CP, LP, CPed, LPed

Face to Face

Randy Roberson admits that over the course of his life's journey, he has walked both the low road and the high road to get to where he currently stands. The one thing that's sure, he says, is that now, "my story is simple: once, I was lost but now...

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Got FAQs?

Got FAQs?

Denials are difficult to identify and time-consuming to appeal. Count on "Got FAQs?" to help get your claims back on track. This month's column tackles your questions about Medicare denials due to invalid place of service, time limits for filing c...

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End of Year Parity Update

Progress on Parity

The ACA and its partners continue to make progress on the state and national levels. With the ongoing focus on healthcare reform in Congress, the Amputee Coalition of America (ACA) and our partners are working to ensure that prosthetic and orthoti...

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Videos, Bloggers, PECOS, and Other Big Changes

Viewpoint

This has been a year of major changes for both the O&P profession and The O&P EDGE . In my April 2009 Viewpoint, I announced a major redesign of the oandp.com website. We made a lot of great technological upgrades, improved the navigation, and beg...

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