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November 2002 Issue

November 2002

edit post Billing: Keep Your Eye on the Ball! by Joe Sansone November 1, 2002 Last month, I recounted a story of the discovery of a file cabinet with over

A New Concept in Above-Knee Socket Design

Figure 1 During the 1940s and 1950s, the most common type of socket for the above-knee amputee in the United States was an ischial containment socket (ischial tuberosity within the

From the Editor

Despite the continued uncertainty about what will happen on the Hill on competitive bidding and what will come out of the Negotiated Rulemaking Committee meetings, the O&P field continues to

Retail Sales: Is There a Place in Your Business?

You have probably asked yourself or your staff questions like these: Should we get more aggressively into shoes? Should our company grow into the area of post-mastectomy? Would it be

Medicare Therapeutic Shoe Bill: A Synopsis

The Medicare Therapeutic Shoe Bill was enacted by Congress in order to provide proper footwear and inserts for people with diabetes who qualify under Medicare Part B. The program was

Talk Before You Sweep!

Welcome to the first installment in a series of articles presenting real-world solutions to production problems in the O&P fabrication lab. As insurance reimbursements shrink and the cost of doing

Billing: Keep Your Eye on the Ball!

Last month, I recounted a story of the discovery of a file cabinet with over $800,000 worth of unsubmitted claims. What follows is an account of what we did to

Fred “Kurt” Pauloz, CP

Ortho Pro Associates Plantation, Florida How long have you been involved with O&P? Eleven years now. I got involved after I lost my leg and a good friend who was

Big Hearts Help Chilean Amputee

Eddy Leopoldo Fuentes, CPO, protects the liners on Waldo’s residual limb with clear plastic film before casting. Fuentes used fiberglass for casting, which he likes because its plasticity enables him

Pedorthics: Both Art and Science

Conversations at cocktail parties usually follow a standard line of questioning. Living in Manhattan affords me the opportunity to participate in this protocol frequently. Normally people begin with a polite

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