Spanning Social Distancing - June 2020

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Spanning Social Distancing: Telehealth in O&P Gets a Jump Start
By Judith Philipps Otto


The COVID-19 crisis has drastically changed our world on personal, professional, social, political — almost all — levels. Because the unknowable extent of the evolving changes still lies ahead, more O&P professionals are turning to telehealth to...

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Health Disparities: Thoughts on Distributive Justice
By John T. Brinkmann, MA, CPO/L, FAAOP(D)


Driving three miles along I-94 just south of Minneapolis will take you past two neighborhoods where the life expectancy of residents differs by 13 years. Residents in Kansas City, Missouri, neighborhoods only three miles apart have a life expecta...

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COVID-19 Legislative and Regulatory Updates
By Peter W. Thomas, JD; Leela Baggett, JD; and Joe Nahra


As the federal government continues to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, there are a number of legislative and regulatory developments of importance to O&P providers. The United States Congress has passed four major bills to address the pandemic...

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Academy Society Spotlight

Fighting for the O&P Space
By Kevin Hines, CPO/L, FAAOP


How do we, as clinicians, provide optimal O&P care for our patients in an ever-changing landscape of payment issues, government oversight, and regulatory policies? This has become an oft-asked question, as year by year more intrusive regulations,...

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Industry Review

Advocacy, Resiliency at AOPA Virtual Policy Forum


More than 200 people attended the American Orthotic & Prosthetic Association (AOPA) 2020 Virtual Policy Forum on May 6. The annual forum was originally scheduled to take place in Washington DC on May 5-6, but due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the ev...

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Stepping Out

Healing Diabetic Foot Ulcers
By Séamus Kennedy, BEng (Mech), CPed


Urgent concern regarding diabetes is not only a health issue in the United States but it is a global epidemic easily affecting half a billion people...

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Perspective

In The Eye of The Virus, O&P Humanitarian Care Changed Forever
By Dino Scanio, MPH, CO/L


The world is grappling with COVID-19, and how. Irrefutably, the O&P profession must cope with the effects of the virus. Humanitarian O&P organizations, nongovernment organizations, and nonprofits must also understand that providing humanitarian ca...

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Got FAQs?

Got FAQs? June 2020
By Lisa Lake


Billing for O&P devices and care is complicated. When you have questions, count on Got FAQs? to help keep your claims on track.

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