Balancing Patient Needs with Reimbursement
Challenges and Other Ethical Dilemmas
In the course of daily patient care and running businesses,
O&P practitioners and business owners confront myriad ethical dilemmas and decisions, some of which are easily navigated, and some with more obscure paths. Most people have a moral compass, or conscience, that guides them in making ethical decisions, but how can you be sure your moral compass is pointing north as you travel down the path of modern O&P care, fraught with reimbursement challenges, patient requests for specific products, and referral pressures? The O&P EDGE asked several O&P professionals for their perspective on this issue.