Inservices: Pathway to Success - February 2003

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File Documentation: Key to OIG Compliance
By Sheila Press, Attorney, MBA


The subject of this article is file documentationand compliance with the OIG (Office of the Inspector General)Compliance Guidance for the Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics,Orthotics, and Supply Industry. First published in June 1999, this doc...

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Feature

Upper Extremity Prosthetics: Thinking Outside the Box
By Judith Otto


The Round Table: Randall Alley, BSc, CP, FAAOP ,is the head of Clinical Research and Business Development for theHanger Prosthetics & Orthotics Upper Extremity ProstheticProgram. He is chair of the Upper-Limb Prosthetics Society of theAmerican Ac...

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Leading EDGE

Release that Snapshot!
By Randy Schmitke, CPA, MBA


Over the years as the field of orthotics and prosthetics hasbecome integrated into the global healthcare environment, the needfor marketing services has increased. Many vendors and clinical facilities now have someplan to market and promote their...

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Leading EDGE

Sample Photograph Release Form


RELEASE AND AUTHORIZATION FOR USE OF PHOTOGRAPHS FOR VALUABLE CONSIDERATION, receipt of which is hereby acknowledged, I hereby grant ( Name of Clinical Facility ) the irrevocable right and permission, throughout the world, in connection with th...

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Stepping Out

PFA Meeting Attendance Soars
By Miki Fairley


"To move the profession forward and to find new effectivetreatments and techniques, someone always needs to be pushing thetherapeutic envelope" -Ian Alexander, MD, FRCS(c),orthopedic surgeon and keynote speaker at the Pedorthic FootwearAssociation...

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Innovations

LTI VariGrip III Features Multi-Device Control
By William Hanson


The latest advance in microprocessor technology for poweredupper-limb prosthetic systems is the Programmable VariGrip" IIIMulti-Device Prosthetic Controller from LTI. This controlleroperates up to four powered prosthetic devices using a controlstr...

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Today's Consumer

Amputee Reaches Goal, Becomes Police Officer
By Miki Fairley


After massive flooding from a rain-swollen river, half thetown of South River, New Jersey, was evacuated. A disabled elderlyman was trapped in a house which nobody could reach. Finally,rescuers got the idea of running a front-end loader through th...

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Global View

ISO 9001 for Nonprofits: Is It Worth the Expense?
By Mick Stimpson, CPO (UK)


Many prosthetic and orthotic service providers inthe industrialized world have realized the benefits of achievingISO 9001:2000 accreditation. Until now, this has not beenreplicated in the developing world. When Carson Harte, the international dire...

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Global View

Cambodia Trust Rehabilitation Services Implements ISO
By Mick Stimpson, CPO (UK)


In this addition to the article, "ISO 9001 for Nonprofits: Is ItWorth the Expense?" Michael "Mick" Stimpson includes more detailsas to how this feat was accomplished in Cambodia. Like many small nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), theCambodia Tr...

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The Sports Page

15th Annual Ski Spectacular
By Miki Fairley


Skiers Enhance Skills, Enjoy Slopes in Colorado Glittering white snow, blue skies, swift motion,exhilaration, leaving the mundane cares of life behind, all add up tothe thrills of skiing and snowboarding. Instructor Ryan Moran from the Breckenrid...

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The Sports Page

Cable Receives Courage Award


Photo courtesy of DS/USA CHALLENGE magazine. Four-time Paralympic sit-skier and many-timewheelchair road racing champion Candace Cable, Truckee, California,won the 2002 Wilma Rudolph Courage Award, presented by the Women'sSports Foundation. "This...

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The Sports Page

Disabled Skiers Retire


After stellar careers, seven elite disabled skiers have retiredfrom competition, according to the United States Ski and SnowboardAssociation (USSA). They are: Alpine skier Sarah Billmeier, Yarmouth, Maine, an eight-timeParalympics champion and si...

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Profiles

Jay Martin, CP


Scott Sabolich Prosthetic & ResearchCenter Oklahoma City, Oklahoma What book are you currentlyreading? I wish! I'm too busy to even start one right now!

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Perspective

Disability and the Mosquito
By Wieland Kaphingst, Eng. (BMT), CPO (CE), CP


Proverb of unknown origin: "If you think you are too small to make a difference,you haven't been in bed with a mosquito."  And what does disability have to do with mosquitoes? According to the World Health Organization (WHO),about 10 percent of...

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Viewpoints

From the Editor
By Miki Fairley


Inservices-this is an area where marketing,community service, and better patient care all meet. Educatingprofessionals in other disciplines about O&P services helps theO&P practitioner, colleagues in related rehab fields-andultimately, patients an...

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Feature

Inservices: Pathway to Success
By Dale Berry, CP, CP(c)


Hosting an inservice is one of the most fundamental and successful ways to educate existing and potential referral sources, and provides a unique opportunity to establish one's self as an industry expert and trusted practitioner.

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