Total Patient Care: Just A Dream? - December 2003

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Cutting Edge

Five Steps for the Introduction to Lower Limb Amputee Running
By Robert Gailey, PhD, PT


Learning how to run with a prosthesis can be very challenging, yet, when simplified into series of relatively basic elements, it can be much easier to learn.

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Global View

Doing Business Abroad: The French Example
By Cherie Zeringue, MSME, BSBmE, MBA


Although this article deals mainly with doingbusiness with French firms, the experience gained can lead to leadto doing business in other countries. When doing business abroad,ask yourself, What effect does the countrys history and its placein the...

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Leading EDGE

New England O and P Systems Company Grows through Co-Ownership
By Mary Bach Fleming


Would all of you O&P practice owners harassed byqualified practitioners beating down your doors please raise yourhand? If thats not a problem at your company, you may beinterested in a strategy used by New England Orthotic andProsthetic Systems LL...

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Today's Consumer

Bilateral Amputation Doesn’t Slow Biker Down
By Miki Fairley


Slime balls who take a handicapparking space when theyre able-bodied had better not try it inOmaha, Nebraska! If they do, they might find themselves getting a ticket from a6'3", 265-lb. guy on a motorcycle, who just happens to be sportingprosthese...

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Got FAQs?

Got FAQs?
By Lisa Lake-Salmon Executive Vice President Acc-Q-Data Inc.


The future of your practice depends onknowledgeable billing and collection information. Understanding thefull aspect of billing guidelines and procedures will effectivelyincrease your reimbursement. This informative column will helpproviders and t...

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Sports Page

Marlon Shirley: World’s Fastest Amputee


The 11-second barrier fell to Marlon Shirley as heset a new men's amputee world record in the 100m sprint June 21 atthe Utah Summer Games (USG) held in Cedar City, Utah. Competingagainst able-bodied athletes, he also took second place. Shirley's a...

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DC Direct

HIPAA Security and the Technical Safegaurds
By Jay Masci, PMP


In the last article we covered the physicalsafeguard standards and have technical safeguards andorganizational safeguards remaining. In this article we will coverthe five technical safeguard standards in detail and how each onewill affect your O&P...

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Profiles

Joe Johnson, BOCP, RTPO Quorum Orthopedic Windsor, CO


Are you better at starting projects or finishingthem? Definitely starting! If you were a musical instrument, what would it be andwhy?

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Perspective

It's Time To Turn the Tide in Education
By Paul Prusakowski, CPO, FAAOP


When I was in high school, I was lucky enough tostumble across orthotics and prosthetics as a career choice. Myjunior and senior year was spent continually flipping through theragged pages of the Clinical Prosthetics and Orthotics journal thatcont...

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Viewpoints

From The Editor
By Miki Fairly


As this issue's feature article, " Total Patient Care: Just a Dream? " points out,a strong multidisciplinary rehab team is highly instrumental inachieving the goal of optimal patient outcomes. When team care is possible, how can members cooperates...

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Letters

Letters


After eight years in this field, I can't help butwonder if it was a mistake to enter. It was a major careerchange--a very expensive career change. I was a custom home and interior builder before answering tothis calling&Today as I look back on my...

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Feature

Total Patient Care: Just A Dream?
By Judith Philipps Otto


It’s a popular concept—so popular that it’s hard to find a dissenting voice. Total patient care, in the form of a cooperative multidisciplinary team approach to treating each patient’s specific needs, is an idea universally and enthusiastically embraced.

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