How Proper Documentation Can Win Lawsuits - August 2003

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Leading EDGE

The Business of O&P: Warm and Tropical—or Frozen Tundra?
By Jodi Mills


You are basking in the warm sun on a white sandy beach with theocean lapping at your feet. A refreshing drink in hand, sunglasseson, a balmy breeze blowing through your hair--ahhhhh, life is good.Freeze frame--now put yourself in the frigid winter...

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Leading EDGE

Steps To Keeping Your Business Lucrative
By Jodi Mills


"The cost of absolutely every aspect of business have risen, while our reimbursement has gone down. This has been a consistent trend for the past five to ten years." What is the beleaguered O&P business owner to do?

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Shop Talk

Outsourcing—Converting Clinical Goals to Fabrication Solutions
By Andrew L. Steele, MBA, CPO


When asked about the attributes of a qualityfabrication outsourcing center (i.e., central fab), we all agreethat a quality product in a timely fashion is a must. With theever-increasing number of fabrication outsourcing centers, how doesa discerni...

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Got FAQs
By Lisa Lake-Salmon


Q: I am an O&P provider who hasrecently been receiving referrals for diabetic shoes and inserts. Iwas wondering if a patient needs to be insulin-dependent in orderfor Medicare to pay for diabetic shoes andinserts. A: As long as a patient is a dia...

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HIPAA Security and the Administrative Safeguards—Part 1
By Jay Masci


In the last article, we divided the Security Rulestandards into four categories: administrative safeguards,physical safeguards, technical safeguards, and organizationalsafeguards . We then listed all the standards and theirimplementation specifica...

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Today's Consumer

Amputee ‘Gets His Life Back’
By Miki Fairley


Gary Hooks, winner of the 14th National AmputeeGolf Association (NAGA) National Seniors Invitational ChampionshipApril 11-12, in Tampa, Florida, is a guy who loves life. And losinga leg below the knee in 1969 didn't change that. Only 16 at the tim...

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Profiles

Al Ingersoll, CP


Al Ingersoll, CP Winkley O&P Golden Valley, MN Most recent O&P meeting, class or seminarattended? Otto Bock Advanced C-Leg Course. Favorite pie?

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Perspective

Central Fabrication: Its Role in Quality Patient Care
By Frank E. Friddle Jr., CO


With the buzzwords "Quality Patient Care" beingthe driving force for the Negotiated Rulemaking process, I feel theneed to express the concerns I have as an owner of a centralfabrication facility in regard to this topic. Being thethird-generation p...

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Viewpoints

From the Editor


Paperwork is a pain, probably most of us wouldagree. In fact, one practitioner serving in a humanitarian missionabroad said that what he enjoyed most, along with helping others,was--no paperwork! However, paperwork can keep our businesses healthy.

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Feature

Proper Documentation: How To Win Lawsuits
By Kevin P. Foley, Esq.


Document retention can help prevent frivolous lawsuits and minimize damages in legitimate lawsuits, providing corroborative evidence to a witness’ testimony and/or filling in the blanks where a witness’ testimony falls short.

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