O&P and Healthcare: Where Are They Heading? - September 2004

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O&P and Healthcare: Where Are They Heading?
By Miki Fairley


“Forecasting the future of healthcare and health policy is an imperfect science...”

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Feature

If I Were Brave
By Meredy Fullen


Amputee golfers are the focus of a new training/motivational video project.

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College-Level Courses Coming to O&P Community


The O&P community will soon have access to college-level core science courses not connected to any products.

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Innovations

The Value of Professional Clinical Feedback in Product Innovation and Evolution
By Robert “Bob” Radocy


We in the prosthetics industry are verylucky--some could say "blessed"--to operate in a profession thathas both financial and altruistic rewards. Our profession attractshealth professionals, caregivers, and individuals of many otherdisciplines, wh...

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Today's Consumer

It Takes More than a Shark Attack To Stop Champion Surfer
By Miki Fairley


Bethany (second from right) receives her new bike from the Challenged Athletes Foundation (CAF). From left are her parents, Tom and Cheri Hamilton; Willie Stewart, noted amputee athlete; and Bob Babbitt, CAF vice president. Photo by Phil Mislinski...

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Sports Page

Fastest Amputee Looks to Paralympic Gold, Further Career
By Judith Philipps Otto


Last summer, Marlon Shirley set a new men'samputee record in the 100m sprint at the Utah Summer Games, andalso took second place in a competition with able-bodied athletes.His time of 10.97 seconds made him the first amputee to break the11-second...

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Stepping Out

Third-Generation Business Continues Shoemaking Art
By Marc Rosen, CPed


A sculptor brings an image to life. A writer paintsa picture in your mind. These types of art are known for theirvision and creativity.

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Got FAQs?

Got FAQs?
By Lisa Lake-Salmon


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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Profile

Leo Rivera Vazquez, ROF


ROF Arecibo Orthopedic & Prosthetic Arecibo, Puerto Rico How did you end up in O&P? In the 1960s, I took O&P courses at the Inter AmericanUniversity. Where would you go on a "dreamvacation"?

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Perspective

How Can We Be Perceived as More than Vendors?
By Joyce Perrone


How do we elevate the O&P industry to a different level from that of a Little Debbie snack distributor?

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Viewpoints

From the Editor: AOPA National Assembly
By Miki Fairley


An organization's ability to learn - and translatethat learning into action rapidly - is the ultimate competitiveadvantage . - Jack Welch, former chairman and CEO ofGeneral Electric. One important way to get this advantage is byattending and parti...

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