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July 2017

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ISPO World Congress 2017: Assistive Technology for All

For four days, about 2,000 O&P clinicians and technicians, physicians, physical and occupational therapists, pedorthists and podiatrists, rehabilitation engineers, and other allied healthcare providers from 106 countries met in Cape

Adventures in Reestablishing a Lab

This year, my wife and I decided it was time for a change of scenery. So, when I was hired by another company, we packed our camper, loaded our children, two dogs,

AOPA Policy Forum 2017

Policy Forum, the annual legislative update and advocacy event conducted by the American Orthotic & Prosthetic Association (AOPA), was held May 24- 25. With the broader healthcare debate on Capitol Hill and across the country, more

Major Medicare Audit and Appeals Developments

Significant developments related to Medicare audits and appeals occurred this spring that impact all providers of Medicare services, including O&P practitioners and suppliers. Three issues that most directly involved O&P were: the announcement—and subsequent rescission, after coordinated objection from the O&P profession—of

The Importance of Adaptability

The philosopher Heraclitus’ oft-referenced theory that change is the only constant in life seems to be particularly true in the O&P profession where adaptability is essential. In this issue, we explore the ways

The O&P EDGE Salary Survey Is Open

The O&P EDGE 2017 Salary Survey launched in June and will remain open through July. The survey is open to orthotic, prosthetic, pedorthic, and post-mastectomy professionals, and O&P residents who

We Must Be the Experts

I woke up with great expectations, excited to see some long-time friends from the profession, obtain clarification on billing and coding questions that come up in the office, and meet some new

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