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O&P spotlight: ‘We’re not the fraud people' 

July 12, 2023Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

ST. GEORGE, Utah – Jim Hewlett, a board certified orthotist who can’t quite exit a profession he loves, shares his thoughts on its nagging fraud and abuse problem, the potential of new legislation to improve access and more.  Hewlett, who has tried to retire a few times since selling his practice 18 years ago, contracted as a survey inspector until the COVID-19 pandemic hit and these days, he teaches and works two days a week at Freedom Prosthetics & Orthotics in St. George,...

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Jim Hewlett works for 'goose bumps'

January 24, 2019Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

Jim Hewlett worked in marketing and merchandising before he decided to pursue a career in orthotics, first working directly with patients and later, developing accreditation standards and testing and inspection protocols.“It's important for people to educate themselves on all the changes and Medicare changes everything on a daily basis,” said Hewlett, recipient of the 2018 Jim Newberry Award for Extraordinary Service. “To keep up, you need to keep your finger on the pulse of the...

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