Center for Prosthetics Orthotics, Inc.

Seattle (206) 328-4276   fax (206) 328-1037       *      Bellevue (425) 454-4276    fax (425) 454-3445

 

Need a copy of our RX form?   Download here.

Referrals

What is required when referring a new patient?

For new patients we will need a referral from their physician, a signed paper copy of Rx, and documentation as to why the device is being prescribed AND the patients need for the device. Please contact out office if you have any questions.

Hospital Visits

How do I arrange for a hospital visit?

Please contact the nearest CPO office.

Hospitals Served

Which hospitals do you serve?

We regularly visit and have charting privileges at:
Swedish – All campuses
Virginia Mason Medical Center
VA Puget Sound Health Care
Kaiser Permanente (formerly Group Health) – All campuses
Valley Medical Center
Overlake Hospital
Evergreen Medical Center

Pre Surgery Consultation

I have a patient considering amputation. Can you meet with them to discuss their options?

Yes. Talking with a prosthetist and/or peer counselor is proven to be a valuable resource in understanding what to expect, how to adapt, and how to plan for the future. Please contact the nearest CPO office to arrange for a free consultation.

Inservice

We can provide a custom-made educational presentation to suit your audience, from Pediatric Orthotic Solutions to Advanced Prosthetic Technologies.

Please contact the nearest office to make arrangements. 

Function Levels

What are the current current definitions for function/K levels? And how does this translate to the real world?

View or download a guide explaining functional levels with tips on how to document and justify the patients needs here.
Current definitions:
Level 0: Does not have the ability or potential to ambulate or transfer safely with or without assistance and a prosthesis does not enhance their quality of life or mobility.
Level 1: Has the ability or potential to use a prosthesis for transfers or ambulation on level surfaces at fixed cadence. Typical of the limited and unlimited household ambulator.
Level 2: Has the ability or potential for ambulation with the ability to traverse low level environmental barriers such as curbs, stairs or uneven surfaces. Typical of the limited community ambulator.
Level 3: Has the ability or potential for ambulation with variable cadence. Typical of the community ambulator who has the ability to traverse most environmental barriers and may have vocational, therapeutic, or exercise activity that demands prosthetic utilization beyond simple locomotion.
Level 4: Has the ability or potential for prosthetic ambulation that exceeds basic ambulation skills, exhibiting high impact, stress, or energy levels. Typical of the prosthetic demands of the child, active adult, or athlete.

Insurance Documentation

Do you have anyone on staff that can assist with the prescription writing requirements and language.

We do. Please contact any CPO office for assistance with individual patient and insurance requirements. The documentation required for a lower limb prosthetic can be found here. Documentation and checklists for other devices can be found here.