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I'm curious to know what this group's thoughts are on the new study out of the Netherlands stating that CROs do not work any better than the natural course of an infant's head. I've read the study…Continue
Started by Jillian Warden, LCPO. Last reply by Anthony J. Cappa, CPO Mar 29, 2016.
The Prosthetic and Orthotic field is viewed by insurers as a product driven industry. We deliver products to patients.
But, there is also a service component. Medicare requires 3 months of follow-up care and adjustments at no cost to the patient. These 3 months of free care have been given away by P&O providers for years, with out thought to what these services actually cost to provide. Well now that 3 months of free care is costing P&O providers and…Continue
It appears that the cephalic ratio of American infants has been rising since the early 90's with the increased use of the supine position for sleeping and excessive daytime use of infant holding devices. At what Cephalic Index/Ratio for a head with brachycephaly do you usually recommend treatment if there is no significant asymmetry?
Are factors like abnormal frontal bossing, excessive anterior sloping and/or high vertex height additional components of the deformity that impact the…Continue
The adults I have provided a custom helmet for I will use a 1/4" foam lining with a single slit opening along the right or left ear. In most cases when I scan the patient they are mildly to moderatly swollen. I often apply pads to snug the helmet fit as the swelling reduces. If the mold is modified like a remolding orthosis chin straps are not usually needed.
Insurance payment from Medicaid for a custom adult protective helmet is a problem and private insurance reimbursement is…Continue
Posted by Anthony J. Cappa, CPO on August 24, 2011 at 5:17pm