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Study: Patients may receive redundant off-the-shelf devices

November 26, 2014

A report commission by the American Orthotic & Prosthetic Association and conducted by Dobson DeVanzio & Associates has concluded that 19% of patients who have received a Medicare-reimbursed off-the-shelf device later receive a custom-fitted orthosis.

According to a summary of key findings from Dobson DeVanzio & Associates, the firm conducted two separate claims analyses to better understand “how the distribution of O&P services has changed over time across provider specialties” and “whether, and to what extent, Medicare beneficiaries receive multiple O&P services.”

Field Facts

Össur launches women’s leadership initiative

November 25, 2014
Össur has announced the launch of its new Women’s Leadership Initiative. The initiative is intended to support independent O&P practitioners by providing…
Field Facts

Ottobock announces photo contest winners

November 25, 2014
Ottobock has announced Anthony Phillips, of San Diego, as the September winner and Patrick Ward of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., as the October winner of the company’s…
Human Resources

Study: Employees of small, locally owned businesses show more company loyalty

November 24, 2014
Employees who work at small, locally owned businesses have the highest level of loyalty to their employers, with rural workers’ commitment based more on size and…
Prosthetics

Study of power prosthesis failures reveals differing effects on gait stability

November 24, 2014
A study of the effects of locomotion mode recognition errors on the volitional control of powered lower limb prostheses showed differing effects on gait stability…
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e-NABLE Volunteers, O&P professionals plan aid trip

November 14, 2014
BALTIMORE — Albert Chi, MD, trauma surgeon for Johns Hopkins Hospital, shares plans to provide 3-D printed…
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Documentation a key topic at New Jersey AAOP meeting

November 7, 2014
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — Douglas Reber, CO, LO, associate director of Education for Hanger Clinic and vice…
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New Jersey AAOP meeting offers something for all interests

November 7, 2014
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — Kathy Mascola, LPO, CO, BOCPO, president of the New Jersey Chapter of the American Academy…
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