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September 2003 Issue

September 2003

edit post O&P: Failing To Protect ‘Qualified’ Status through Licensure? by Susi Funkhouser, MBA September 1, 2003 Pursuant to the federal statute, Section 427 of BIPA 2000, a qualified practitioner

From the Editor

Sometimes the winds of change seem more like a hurricane. As discussed later in this issue, a legislative and regulatory storm is centering around questions of who is a “qualified

PT Direct Access: Threat to O&P?

Should physical therapists have “direct access” to patients–being able to provide physical therapy services without a physician’s prescription?  With or without the passage of “direct access” legislation, should physical therapists

NegReg Crashes: Why? O&P’s Battle Continues

The Negotiated Rulemaking (NRM or NegReg) Committee on Special Payment Provisions for Prosthetics and Certain Custom-Fabricated Orthotics participated in nine meetings that totaled 19 days from October 2002 to July

Stability Within the Socket Creates Stable World

Illustrations by Frank Angulo Illustrations reproduced with permission from Advanced Rehabilitation Therapy Inc., Miami, Florida Much has been written and discussed about establishing stability in the socket by means of

The Secret of ABC’s Success

The American Board for Certifications new Registered Fitter credential has generated remarkable interest in six months of existence. Heres why: With over 1,500 individuals credentialed since January 1, ABC’s Registered

AAA Riders Promote Attitude, Goals

Bruce Hibbett (left), Mark Farrell (center), and Jim Delong with HealthSouth patient Sean Bakker and his older brother. Bruce Hibbett, Jim Delong, and Mark Farrell have had the experience of

Scoliosis Course at UDB a Success

Students from IIT and UDB work together on one of the young patients. The presentation of a new, cost-efficient kit to facilitate bracing for scoliosis patients was the culmination of

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The future of your practice depends on knowledgeable billing and collection information. Understanding the full aspect of billing guidelines and procedures will effectively increase your reimbursement. This informative column will

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