'Thinking Smart' in Tough Times - March 2005

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'Thinking Smart' in Tough Times
By Judith Philipps Otto


When the going gets tough, the tough have to get creative—especially if they’ve been maximizing resources for more than a decade and have already gone about as far as they can go.

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Feature

Will Outsourcing Payroll Make Your Life Easier?
By Michael Alter


As 2005 gets underway, you might considereliminating your payroll pains through outsourcing. Whether youprocess payroll manually or use a service, the outsourcing optionsavailable to small businesses are better thanever! If you're like most small...

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Leading EDGE

The Key to Creating Patient Trust: Extravagant Hospitality
By Toni Gitles, Harriet Cavanah Dart, CPed


“The interface between people may be as important as the mechanical interface around tissues."

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Innovations

Neuroprosthetics: The Next Generation of O&P Services
By Philip Muccio, CPO


Neuroprosthetics are electrical stimulationtechnologies that replace or assist damaged or malfunctioningneuromuscular organ systems and attempt to restore normal bodyprocesses, create or improve function, and/or reduce pain. Thesesystems are eithe...

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Today's Consumer

Skateboarding Becomes Professional Passion
By Judith Philipps Otto


Once a skater, always a skater.

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Stepping Out

Medicare Shoe Bill 2005 Rate Changes
By Séamus Kennedy, BEng (Mech), CPed


The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has announced new reimbursement rates for the Therapeutic Shoe Bill effective in 2005. The Medicare Prescription Drug Improvement and Modernization Act, enacted in December 2003, required that CMS...

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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...

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Profile

Jim Rogers, CPO, FAAOP


Jim Rogers, CPO, FAAOP Orthotic & Prosthetic Associates Inc. Chattanooga, Tennessee Why did you decide to go into theO&P profession? My dad is disabled, and I was introduced to orthoticsthrough his disability.

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Perspective

Who’s Killing Our Goose?
By O&P Edgy


The older I get, the harder I try not to get too upset aboutthings. Doc* says the stress will kill you--let it go, chill out. Iwas doing pretty well too--until last week, that is.

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Viewpoints

From the Editor: Academy/ACPOC Meeting
By Miki Fairley


O&P and allied rehab professionals are lookingforward to the first joint meeting of the American Academy ofOrthotists & Prosthetists and the Association of ChildrensProsthetic-Orthotic Clinics (ACPOC) this month (March 16-19) inOrlando, Florida. T...

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