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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,

Expulsion Valve Now Includes Vacuum Valve

Velocity Labs has expanded its new Velocity Expulsion Valve to include a vacuum hookup valve. The new Vacuum Valve housing fits into the existing VMP-007 mounting plate and allows a

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

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