Monday, December 4, 2023

Editor’s Note–July 2022

As the O&P profession has changed over the years, so too has its fabrication elements. What was once performed by clinicians, who often learned their skills though mentorship, has for

Your O&P Associations

In 2007, representatives of the American Orthotic & Prosthetic Association (AOPA) and the American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists (the Academy) visited the same Senate office on the same day

The Fab Lab

Many materials traditionally used in O&P fabrication are not eco-friendly and carry hazards such as chemical exposure, skin irritation, and risk of harmful particle inhalation. Newer materials including nontoxic resins,

Revenue Cycle Management

The revenue cycle is the process a claim goes through from patient intake to accounts receivable collections. It is made up of multiple steps, such as eligibility and authorization, claim

O&P Fabrication Education: Current Trends

Part of every O&P clinician’s education includes device fabrication. Prior to 1949, most professionals entered the profession through apprenticeship and mentoring that began with learning how to fabricate devices unique

Practitioners and Technicians: Beyond Hierarchy

Marv was the first technician I ever worked with. My father hired and trained him shortly after starting his O&P practice, and their working relationship spanned more than 15 years.

Discrepancies Between Codes and Policies

For providers, knowing the estimated reimbursement of services before they are rendered is a critical component of the healthcare revenue cycle. The first step in calculating reimbursement is verifying what

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