Orthotics and Prosthetics are very specialized fields. Few medical personnel have the knowledge to adequately understand these fields better than an ABC certified Orthotist-Prosthetist. There are rapidly changing techniques, high tech components, new materials and ever evolving stardands of care. In addition, new rules and regulations for government payers and third party managed care continually complicate these fileds. Let a professional help navigate through the continuing changing landscape.
MEDICAL NECESSITY AND RECORD REVIEW
Many instances seem self evident...a new amputee needs a prosthetic leg. But what is a suitable level of care. Review of the patient history and medical records can give a very good picture of what is appropriate. Over 30 years experience in patient care gives us an edge in understanding what is reasonalbe care and what are the established Standards of Care.
LIFE COST PLANNING
The cost of providing life long prosthetic or orthotic care is continually escalating, even with the efforts of managed care and government intervention. Each new innovation in component parts and techniques come with a higher cost. In order to determine the cost for an individual life time, it is no longer acceptable just to take current cost and a multiple of life expectancy. Many factors need to be considered with historical perspective and knowledge of the newest innovations
R.G.PARR, CPO(E), FAAOP
Certified by the American Board of Certification in Orthotics and Prosthetic, Rick Parr has over 40 years experience in the fields of Orthotics and Prosthetics. He has worked with pediatric, geriatric and active adults.
He has working knowledge of the newest innovations such as computer aided design, computer aided manufacture, high tech materials and components. He also has vast experience with established Standards of Care and Rules and Regulations for billing Third Party Payers.
American Academy of Orthotist and Prosthetist
Fellow of the American Academy of Orthotist and Prosthetist