Philanthropy in O&P - December 2019

Feature

Philanthropy in O&P: Giving Back in O&P Comes in Countless Ways
By Betta Ferrendelli


Even the smallest philanthropic deed can do wonders for the beneficiary. A philanthropist doesn't need to be wealthy; a generous nature and a heart filled with compassion and empathy will do. Philanthropic efforts of planned and spontaneous giving...

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Feature

Pathological Altruism: Balancing Patient and Personal Priorities
By John T. Brinkmann, MA, CPO/L, FAAOP(D)


In 2011, Oxford University Press published a large volume titled Pathological Altruism, a collection of chapters by various authors on topics related to how doing good can cause harm. Altruism is defined in different ways throughout the book, bu...

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Feature

O&P Policy Developments Accelerate
By Peter W. Thomas, JD, and Joseph Nahra


A flurry of noteworthy O&P policy developments have occurred throughout the past few months. Congress continues to work toward introduction of the bipartisan Medicare Orthotics and Prosthetics Patient-Centered Care Act. This is the successor to th...

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Today's Consumer

Amputee’s Peer Support Group Open to All
By Betta Ferrendelli


Lisa Sewell has a host of medical issues, but she doesn't spend a lot of time focusing on them. She has chronic asthma, diabetes, and bilateral transtibial amputations due to peripheral vascular disease; the latest surgery was on her right leg in...

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Sports

CAF, SDTC Event Draws Worldwide Attendance
By Betta Ferrendelli


The Aspen Medical Products San Diego Triathlon Challenge (SDTC) and the Challenged Athletes Foundation (CAF) event, October 18-20, brought together able-bodied and challenged athletes of all ages to participate in sports and experience a weekend f...

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Perspective

Does the Prosthetist’s Generation Affect Transfemoral Interface Choice?
By Gerald Stark, PhD, MSEM, CPO/L, FAAOP(D)


The goal of a recent survey I conducted regarding transfemoral interface designs was to understand the trends related to practitioner experience and trans­femoral interfaces. There were 233 respondents with a 100 percent completion rate and 46 add...

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Got FAQs?

Got FAQs? - December 2019
By Lisa Lake


Billing for O&P services is complicated. When you have questions, count on Got FAQs? to help keep your claims on track.

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Editor's Message

Editor's Note - December 2019
By Andrea Spridgen


Throughout December, the variety of holidays celebrated by people from different backgrounds makes it feel like an entire season of giving, of helping others. So it seems appropriate that this month we reflect on the spirit of generous service to...

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