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As 2013 comes to an end, the employees at CIRS-Prosthetics & Orthotics would like to take a moment to thank all of our current patients and referrals for a great year. As we began a new year,...

From all of us here at CIRS, we'd like to wish everyone a happy, healthy, and safe Holiday Season!

Diabetes increases your risk for many serious health problems. The good news? With the correct treatment and recommended lifestyle changes, many people with diabetes are able to prevent or delay...

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More often than not, when I am doing an initial evaluation of a patient for scoliosis, a parent will ask, “Is there something I could have done to prevent this from happening to my child?”  The majority of the time the answer to the question is, “No.”  That being said, I usually go on to explain the different types of scoliosis, what is happening to their child anatomically, and more importantly the types of orthoses designed to treat their specific type of scoliosis.

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As each new year begins we as orthotists and prosthetists always anxiously await the new guidelines and documentation requirements brought forth by the powers that be from CMS and Medicare.  Being allied health care providers we here at Sierra Orthopedic treat every patient respectfully and uphold the stringent guidelines introduced by Medicare. 

As of January 1, 2013, Medicare has introduced a new set of criteria and documentation to be required for all custom fabricated ankle foot orthoses (AFO’s).  Regardless of the diagnosis, here is a synopsis of what is needed for a custom fabricated ankle foot orthosis to be covered by Medicare/CMS:
 

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Patient Profiles

Anthony Oliveira is a BK amputee due to a motorcycle accident in 2003 at age 18. Anthony is an inspiration to the CIRS family; since his injury, he has accomplished earning his EMT certification,...

Gabe was in a devastating motorcycle accident, in which his legs were crushed. His life was saved by a very sweet soul—a former firefighter named Jorge—who...