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  1. 1. Post Office Box 2111 Cordova, TN 38088-2111 888-388-5243 Introduction: PrimeCare O&P Network is a network of 75 independently owned and operated orthotics and prosthetics facilities in 15 states. Our certified practitioners include many of whom are the third, fourth or fifth generation in their families to practice O&P and own and manage their facilities. Our Board of Directors is well represented in the national and regional arenas, with one of our owners/executive board members being the immediate past president of the American Orthotics and Prosthetics Association. (See background material for more information on our Board). We are very interested in negotiating national contracts with managed care organizations that will benefit both our members and your organization’s insureds. In this document, you will find contact information for more details on our Network. In addition, please visit our website at, to find information on our scope of services and locations. We are very much looking forward to hearing from you and to beginning a relationship that will be beneficial to all. Primary Benefits to Your organization and its Insureds: 1. Cost effectiveness: Our facilities’ turnaround time is expedited due to the fact that they fabricate orthotic and prosthetic devices on-site, rather than having a central fabrication facility that fabricates for hundreds of offices in multiple states. Thus, our members are in a position to provide cost savings through shorter hospital stays. This quick turnaround provides the benefit of speedier treatment for the original trauma or condition, which also ameliorates potential for additional expensive treatment due to complications. 2. Continuity of Care: Our practitioners have long-standing relationships with the physicians and other healthcare providers in their areas. These professionals have come to trust our providers and prefer to refer to practitioners that they are familiar with and have long standing working relationships with. These relationships can be critically important to the continuity of care a patient receives. Further, on many occasions, a long-term patient of one of our independent facilities will undergo a change in their insurance coverage due to a job change or other event. The relationship that amputees, in particular, have with their prosthetist is one that is very personal and important to the patient’s overall well being. It is extremely traumatic to the amputee to have to change providers, and can slow down recovery time as a result of the stress. PrimeCare Orthotics & Prosthetics, LLC
  2. 2. In many cases, with regard to our independent practitioners, the entire family of the patient has relationships of trust with the practitioner and staff, causing further stress on the family at a time when the patient needs full support for best recovery. 3. Continuing education: All of our providers are available to conduct continuing education and training for your organization’s case managers and others on staff who would benefit from this type of education. If there is a topic that your organization staff would like to see specifically covered, we can tailor these presentations to the desired topic(s). 4. Quality of Care: Our credentialing process is very rigorous and we only allow facilities to participate in our Network after having successfully passed our credentialing process, and having been cleared for membership in the Network by our Clinical Directors Committee. 5. Local Nature of Our Practitioners: Our providers live in the cities and neighborhoods where they practice. They understand the types of cases that are common in their area and the demographics and special challenges those populations represent. By virtue of their long- term experience in these types of cases, potentially costly and distressing trial and error can be alleviated. (One example of this type of case would be farming accidents). 6. Ease In Contracting Process: Our administrative office will collect all of the credentialing materials and coordinate on behalf of your organization and the membership so that during the process your organization executives will have one, rather than 75 points of contact for materials and troubleshooting. Conclusion: Partnering together, PrimeCare O&P Network and your organization can together aid in restoring mobility and a return to a productive lifestyle for your insureds who need prosthetic and orthotic care. We would like to request a contract with your organization with an initial 12 month term to allow your organization to see the cost benefits that can be gained through both the practical advantages we offer, such as turnaround times and familiarity with the types of cases seen in our various regions, as well as the intangibles, such as maintaining existing relationships. PrimeCare Orthotics & Prosthetics, LLC
  3. 3. Contact information: Please fee free to contact Cathie Pruitt to discuss how PrimeCare O&P Network can assist in bringing a new level of care to your prosthetic, orthotic, therapeutic shoe, and mastectomy insureds. Staff Contacts: PrimeCare Network President Cathie Pruitt 901-753-8441 PrimeCare Network Director of Operations Jane Edwards 888-388-5243 Clinical Directors: Frank Snell, CPO, FAAOP, CEO Snell Prosthetic and Orthotic Laboratory 501-664-2624 Aaron Sorensen, CPO, President Restorative Health Services (615) 890-2160 PrimeCare Orthotics & Prosthetics, LLC
  4. 4. PrimeCare O&P Network Background The PrimeCare Network is comprised of independently owned and operated facilities, with 75 offices in 15 states. While our members are in the business to make a profit, we are not a huge corporate entity that is traded on the NYSE and is primarily interested in pleasing stockholders. To demonstrate the quality level of practitioner in our Network, following is a list of Board Members who are on the national associations and accrediting organizations’ board of directors: Ted Snell, C.P.O. One of 3 company owners of PrimeCare Immediate past president of the American Orthotics and Prosthetics Association fifth generation of O&P specialist past board member of the AOPA Marketing and Membership Committee past board member of the Regional Medicare Reimbursement Committee. Frank Snell, C.P.O., F.A.A.O.P. one of the first seven practitioners to earn recognition as a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthotics and Prosthetics One of 3 company owners of PrimeCare fourth generation practice 34 years of experience Was one of an advisory team of 12 comprised of physicians, therapists and certified prosthetists that developed policy for the Department of Defense regarding the viability of micro-processor knee technology for returning veterans who have suffered traumatic amputations as a result of their service in Iraq and other operations W. Clint Snell, C.P.O. 42 years of O&P experience One of 3 company owners of PrimeCare Past President of Louisiana O&P Association fourth generation practice Terry Shaw, C.P., B.O.C.O.P., F.A.A.O.P. First practitioner in Kentucky to earn fellowship Past president of KY O&P association past board member of the Kentucky Orthotic Prosthetic Association member of AOPA, AAOP, IAOP, BOC, ACA, and the Davies County Diabetic Coalition. Bruce (Mac) McClellan, CPO Past director of the O&P Department at the Dallas Rehabilitation Institute Director and Assistant Professor for the Prosthetics-Orthotics Program at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Dallas Fellow of the International Society for Prosthetics and Orthotics (ISPO) a former Vice Chairman and Executive Board member of the U.S. Society of ISPO a former Chairman of the U.S. Society of ISPO’s Education Program Committee past president of the Texas Chapter of AAOP (American Academy of Orthotics and Prosthetics) PrimeCare Orthotics & Prosthetics, LLC
  5. 5. John Reynolds, C.P.O. previously served on the ABC (American Board for Certification) Board of Directors ABC President in 2001 AOPA Board of Directors member of the ABC CPM examination team Dan Oglesby, C.P.O. a second-generation orthotist past president of the Louisiana Orthotics & Prosthetics Association former board member of the Cerebral Palsy Association of New Orleans served as an examiner for the American Board for Certification in both prosthetics and Orthotics served on various AOPA committees chaired AOPA insurance committee contributing author to “The Atlas of Limb Prosthetics & Surgical and Prosthetics Principles” (Second Edition, 1992). Tom DiBello, C.O., F.A.A.O.P. lectured extensively throughout the United States and around the world Lectures currently at the Masters programs in Physical Therapy at the Texas Woman's University, the University of Texas Galveston Medical Branch, the Baylor/UT University Physical Medicine, Rehabilitation Medical Residency program Lecture topic -“Principles of Lower Limb Orthotic Management” authored chapters on this subject in two text books served on the Board of Directors of the American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists (AAOP) for six years Executive Committee for four years and as AAOP President from 2000 to 2001. appointed to the American Orthotic and Prosthetic Association's Coding and Billing Committee in the Fall of 2004 PrimeCare Orthotics & Prosthetics, LLC