Making a Team Work: Assembling a Rehabilitation Team in O&P Private Practices - July 2007

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Making a Team Work: Assembling a Rehabilitation Team in O&P Private Practices
By Sherry Metzger


Most healthcare professionals agree that teamwork provides comprehensive patient care and better functional outcomes for patients. But unless you work for the military, a Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) medical center, or a university-affiliat...

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Feature

Best Care: Why Scope of Practice Matters
By Miki Fairley


Who can provide a medical or allied healthcare-related service is determined by scope-of-practice standards and licensure laws. Who should provide care is perhaps an even more important question. For instance, "Any physician is licensed to do prac...

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Today's Consumer

Sean Brame: Unstoppable 11-Year Old Delivers Message of Hope, Perseverance
By Sherry Metzger


An autumn day in April 2005 that started with a game of soccer ended with a trip to the emergency room and a nine-year-old fighting for his life. Sean Brame swims with dolphins in San Diego, California What began as a broken ankle for young Sean...

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Industry Leader

Wendy Beattie: Engineer Finds True Calling
By Miki Fairley


The aerospace industry's loss has been the orthotic and prosthetic profession's gain. Beattie has been described as going beyond the call of duty in caring for her patients and helping them gain a high quality of life. Wendy Beattie, CPO, FAAOP...

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Perspective

Marketing vs. Sales: What’s the Best Approach for Your Practice?
By Susi Ebersbach, MBA


Healthcare has evolved into a commercial marketplace. Increasingly, the practice-patient relationship resembles a consumer relationship driven by the economic pressures of cost shifting to the patient and resultant trend toward consumer-directed h...

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Sports

Sports News


CAF Raises $166,000 for Veterans In its first official event since becoming the Challenged Athletes Foundation's initial chapter, CAF-Florida raised more than $166,000 for wounded veterans through the Operation Rebound fundraiser. Each of the 60-...

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Policy & Practice

Slippery SUDs: Understanding FDA Regulations on the Reuse of Single-Use Medical Devices
By John Latsko


The unregulated practice ofreusing medical devices that are either labeled or otherwiseintended for use on a single patient began more than 25 years agoas a way for hospitals to reduce cost and waste. From these earlyefforts, an entire third-party...

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Face to Face

Five Questions for Robert L. Rhodes, MPA, CO


Robert L. Rhodes wasn't born an O&P man. It took the lure of extra cash and coaxing by a man who would become his mentor to push Rhodes into the business.

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Progress on Parity

Celebrating a Victory
By Morgan Sheets


The Oregon StateLegis­la­ture recently passed into lawcom­pre­hensive coverage for orthotic and prostheticcare. Spon­sored by Rep. Peter Buckley (D-Ashland) and Sen.Alan Bates (D-Ashland), HB 2517 mandates that insurance plans offercoverage for or...

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Got FAQs?

Got FAQs
By Lisa Lake-Salmon


Denials are difficult to identify and time-consuming to appeal. With competitive bidding, mandatory accreditation, aging technology, and increased billing errors, running an O&P shop gets more complicated each year. Count on 'Got FAQs' to help you...

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Viewpoint

What You Bring to the Table
By Karen Henry


Summer is upon us , and along with the rising mercury and sprouting gardens comes the inevitable summer barbeque. If your family is anything like mine, the hosting family mans the coals and supplies the main course, while the rest ante up with...

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