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April 2005 Issue

April 2005

edit post Independent Networks: Leveling the Playing Field by Jim Andreassen, Catherine Griffin April 1, 2005 In a competitive environment, small O&P companies have often found it advantageous to join

Independent Networks: Leveling the Playing Field

In a competitive environment, small O&P companies have often found it advantageous to join forces to gain more strength relative to large national and regional entities. Two such networks–OPGA, which

Kiwi: An RRD Innovation

The Kiwi, New Zealand’s famed flightless bird, walks around all day. Since he wants amputees likewise to be able to walk around all day, Wallis W.T. Farraday, CP, who also

Flo-Tech: Expanding Options

Robert Brown, CPO, FAAOP, went to an amputee’s home, in 1993, to cast and measure a patient for a preparatory prosthesis. As hospitals usually did then, the hospital had sent

ACPOC/Academy Meeting Opens New Dimension

The big event of the year in the O&P industry is being held at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort as the Association of Children’s Prosthetic-Orthotic Clinics (ACPOC) joins forces with the American

CMS Proposes Wheelchair Codes

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently released draft coverage criteria for power wheelchairs and scooters, as well as new codes, to ensure proper payment. To better reflect

O&P Aids Animals

Welcome to the Creature Care Department “One can measure the greatness and moral progress of a nation by looking at how it treats its animals.” Mahatma Gandhi My mother taught

Saddam’s Palace Basement Becomes O&P Lab

Throughout the war in Iraq, media attention has been focused on military operations, and the impact on daily life has often been forgotten. In that war-torn nation, the medical system

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