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January 2003 Issue

January 2003

edit post As We Look Back on 2002—and Ahead to 2003 by John W. Michael, MEd, CPO, FISPO, FAAOP January 1, 2003 As we look back on 2002, most P&O

From the Editor

Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.-Scott Adams, The Dilbert Principle Even though they comprise only a relatively small segment of the total amputee

Amputee Firefighter and Stuntman Goes Full Speed Ahead

Firefighter, movie stuntman, emergency medical technician, and powerlifter William Malmskog hasn’t let being a transtibial amputee slow him down. Besides these activities, Malmskog, 41, has a black belt in karate

HIPAA Privacy Regulations: A Compliance Challenge

Sheila Press, Attorney, MBA HIPAA is the acronym for the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is responsible for implementing

Triathlon Helps Athletes Achieve Dreams

“When courage, determination, passion, and pride collide, it just takes a journey of faith to pull it all together and present the Ninth Annual San Diego Triathlon Challenge.” Challenged Athletes

Jerry Cadigan, CPO(c)

Healthcare Corporation St. John’s, Newfoundland Canada What brought you to O&P? Chance.  I took a summer job at an O&P facility to earn a little extra money, then I started

Spanish NGO Aids Honduran Youngsters

Proyecto Monte Taigeto, a Spanish nongovernmental organization (NGO), provided prostheses for Nancy Yalitza Gómez, age 10, and Martha Lidia González, age 11, through its program Honduras 2002. The girls underwent

As We Look Back on 2002—and Ahead to 2003

As we look back on 2002, most P&O observers would agree that although there were no tremendous disasters for the field, a number of negative trends continued unabated. Managed care

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