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August 2004 Issue

August 2004

edit post Fair Service: Patient Perspectives by Judith Philipps Otto August 1, 2004 With Medicare and Medicaid cost-cutting, diminished reimbursements from private insurance, and other current dilemmas facing O&P practitioners

From the Editor: Improving Life for the Disabled

Two major organizations at both ends of the spectrum–providers and patients–meet this month. The International Society for Prosthetics & Orthotics (ISPO) is holding its 11th World Congress in Hong Kong

Defying Death Twice: Why Amputees Take Risks

I’m going to break the rules of pacing and suspense, and give away the answer up front: nobody knows why people take unnecessary risks. Not even the risk-takers have a

Fair Service: Patient Perspectives

With Medicare and Medicaid cost-cutting, diminished reimbursements from private insurance, and other current dilemmas facing O&P practitioners and other healthcare professionals, what’s happening to patients? Although many of them are

Charles McCorvey

Technician Alabama Artificial Limb & Orthopedic Service Inc. If you werent in O&P, what would be your next career choice? Chef. What advice would you give a newcomer to O&P?

Got FAQs?

By Lisa Lake-Salmon Executive Vice President Acc-Q-Data Inc. The future of your practice depends on knowledgeable billing and collection information. Understanding the full aspect of billing guidelines and procedures will

Bertil Allard: Orthotics Visionary

Bertil Allard (right) and his son Peter, the company owners. Sweden has nearly 10 million inhabitants and toutsitself  as a country of endless possibilities. Bertil Allard, president and CEO of

Casting for Foot Orthotics—What Works Best?

One of the most frequent questions that I am asked during an inservice on foot orthotics is: “What kind of casting do you prefer?” I have given inservice presentations to

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