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August 2008 Issue

August 2008

edit post L-Codes: Are They Meeting the Needs of O&P? by Miki Fairley August 1, 2008 Regardless of your view toward the United States L-Code system and its reimbursement methodology,

L-Codes: Are They Meeting the Needs of O&P?

Regardless of your view toward the United States L-Code system and its reimbursement methodology, there is no arguing that the system is complex, as shown by the plethora of coding

L-Codes: What’s Wrong? What’s Right?

L-Codes make great scapegoats. According to many practitioners, the woes of the world begin and end with L-Codes. But while the United States unique O&P reimbursement system has some flaws,

L-Code Obstacles: Experience from the Front Lines

Two O&P professionals discuss the four main obstacles to dealing with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS) Coding Committee and the Statistical

Knowledge Is the Best Defense

L-Code. I’ve counted the letters,and it’s not a four-letter word although you might think it is if you bring it up in conversation with your O&P colleagues. Conversations about L-Codes

NASCAR Meets Accessible Racing

Brian Hanaford felt sorry for himself. He had his reasons. After a serious head injury ended his career as a champion runner, he was temporarily paralyzed and spent years slowly

Foot Orthotic Biomechanics, Part II

 In the May 2008 issue of The O&P EDGE, I provided an overview of early foot-orthotics   theory, as well as a brief history of arch supports. Seminal work by Merton

Summer Fun…Parity Style

As the weather heats up, so does the fight for prosthetic parity. Many activists are using this time to increase the momentum behind the Amputee Coalition of Americas (ACA) initiatives

Got FAQs?

Whether you have a question about L-Codes, documentation, or claim denials, count on Got FAQs? to help keep your O&P shop running smoothly. Q: Recently, you published a question that

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