From backlogs of shipping containers to labor shortages and capacity limitations, the pandemic caused a great deal of challenges within the supply chain last year. While some of the challenges have finally subsided, we are still witnessing lingering impacts. From a shipping perspective, carriers are in a much stronger position to handle this year’s peak holiday shipping season.
Thuasne USA’s Director of Clinical Education Jak Kesselring, CO, MSPO, joins SPS Senior Clinical Education Specialist Liz Hillen, M.Ed, CPO, LPO, on The Clinical Minute to talk about the SLEEQ TLSO series from the most flexible to the most rigid.
The Trulife Lerman Minerva cervical orthosis is an exceptional option for stabilizing the cervical spine and upper thoracic spine after injury or surgery. In this episode of The Clinical Minute, SPS Senior Clinical Education Specialist Liz Hillen, M.Ed, CPO, LPO, provides a quick overview of the Lerman Minerva.
For non-disabled individuals, obesity can be caused by weight cycling, stress, social discrimination, eating-disordered behavior, poverty, and a list of other factors. The extra weight can add a great deal of stress on the body and the mind. Obese individuals struggle with social stigma, inappropriate humor, and perceived and actual discrimination, which can culminate in healthcare avoidance. This is alarming for many reasons, but especially because the obese population is more prone to complications like diabetes and vascular disease that can then lead to amputations.
Thuasne USA’s Director of Clinical Education Jak Kesselring, CO, MSPO, joins SPS Clinical Marketing Consultant Liz Hillen, M.Ed., CPO, LPO, on The Clinical Minute to talk about the SLEEQ Adapt range, including the SLEEQ Adapt 627, SLEEQ Adapt 631, and SLEEQ Adapt 637.
The SPS Check-in features news about SPS, the O&P industry, business trends, and changes to the regulation environment. In this episode, Vice President of Operations Coleson Chase chats with Chief Supply Chain Officer Kate Means to review our supply chain optimization strategy and the state of the supply chain industry.
This episode of The Clinical Minute, SPS Manager of Clinical Education Sam Brouillette, CP, CFo, and Thuasne USA’s Director of Clinical Education Jak Kesselring, CO, MSPO, talk about a unique staple product that every clinician should have in their toolbox: The Knit-Rite Liner-Liner Prosthetic Sock.
Prior authorization (PA) helps Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics, Orthotics, and Supplies (DMEPOS) suppliers ensure that Medicare coverage, payment, and coding rules are met before DMEPOS items are delivered. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a final rule on December 30, 2015, that would establish prior authorization for DMEPOS items. The ruling was made to safeguard Medicare patients against having to pay the costs for items not eligible for Medicare coverage. PA was initially rolled out for Power Mobility Devices in 2016. It would not be until 2020 before lower limb prosthetic devices joined the program.