What a Year! What a Decade!

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By Tonja Randolph

I write this at the close of a heated 2012 presidential election and a narrow victory for President Barack Obama. Regardless of the election outcome, this year's contest holds special significance for my husband Rob and me, as it was our daughter Ashley's first time at the polls. This, coupled with the enthusiasm that our youngest daughter Casey has for her first high school government class, has resulted in a lot of political talk, questions, and, of course, arguments in our home. While we don't agree on all aspects, the ongoing dialog in our home has been wonderful!

Similar discussions are happening here at The O&P EDGE , but our conversations are focused mainly on healthcare as it relates to orthotics, prosthetics, and pedorthics. We are so glad that our friends at the National Association for the Advancement of Orthotics and Prosthetics (NAAOP) have been helping us understand how decisions in Washington DC impact the O&P healthcare landscape. We're thrilled that Peter Thomas, JD; George Breece; and NAAOP will be continuing to help us bring legislative news and analysis to our readers in 2013! Stay tuned for a new article from NAAOP in January.

Now that we're into the holiday season, I realize that The O&P EDGE  10th anniversary celebration is coming to a close. I hope that you have enjoyed our special anniversary department, Looking Back, Looking Ahead. This month, we conclude this department with a look at some of the most-read news and articles during the last year and the last decade ("The O&P EDGE by the Numbers").

I also hope you've enjoyed some of our permanent additions. The online flip edition of The O&P EDGE  on oandp.com has been a huge hit. Readers and advertisers like the ease of use and the direct links to further information. The O&P EDGE  family had a great year of celebration, and we're all looking forward to the next ten years and beyond. As always, we will do our best to keep you informed about current events, billing, and reimbursement issues that may affect your businesses. We couldn't do this without your help-our wonderfully dedicated readers and advertisers. Send us an e-mail or call us at 303.255.0843 and let us know how we're doing. There will always be a friendly voice on the other end.

Happy Holidays.