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January 01, 2018 #6,091 Publisher-Barry Block, DPM, JD

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PODIATRISTS IN THE NEWS
NY Podiatrists Perform Christmas Miracle by Saving Boy's Foot
 
Many people have said miracles take different shapes and forms, and Michael Terjesen can attest to this. The 12-year-old Staten Islander recently experienced his own Christmas miracle when quick-thinking physicians averted disaster by recognizing and treating a rare and aggressive infection that could easily have been mistaken for "growing pains."
 
Dr. Craig Campbell
 
Dr. Allen Fung and Craig Campbell reviewed his x-rays and it looked like a bad case of Sever's disease, but the medication prescribed made him vomit. An MRI was done and Campbell diagnosed Michael with osteomyelitis. On Dec. 12, Michael had an incision and drainage of his right heel done at bedside and 30 CCs of pus were drained from his heel. On Dec. 15, Fung and Campbell performed an ankle arthroscopy to make sure there was no more pus in his heel.
 
Source: Charista S. Mroczek, Staten Island Advance [12/29/17]
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PODIATRIC PRODUCTS IN THE NEWS
PADnet Approved for 7 New MIPS Measures
 
Biomedix, the makers of PADnet has announced that it has successfully submitted to CMS and received approval for seven replacement measures, allowing doctors to use PADnet to completely satisfy the quality portion of the CMS MIPS program. “We know that MIPS measures are a key to modernizing the delivery of outcomes-based healthcare,” shared John Romans, CEO of Biomedix, “so we wanted to give our customers the ability to optimize patient outcomes while maximizing their MIPS quality scores.”
 
Data will be submitted to the MedXpress registry initially, and for the first time, doctors can use a single medical device to fully satisfy the quality portion of the MIPS program. “We’ve heard from a number of doctors that meeting MIPS quality measures was difficult and cumbersome,” said Chris Trygstad, Network Director of Biomedix, “so we saw an opportunity to offer streamlined MIPS reporting on quality measures by using a diagnostic device already used by thousands of doctors.”
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E-HEALTH NEWS

Essential Provisions to Include in EHR Contracts  -  Part 6

As more healthcare providers are considering potential changes in electronic health records, it's time to take a fresh look at the contracts they are signing. Providers need to insert more protections in their legal documents as they make decisions to change vendors.

6. Ensure all punch list items are finished
 
EHR installations are complex, and often, many granular tasks need to be completed before a vendor is completely finished and receives the final payment. A significant payment for the final installment should be negotiated and contractually withheld until the punch list has been finished to the satisfaction of the provider, says Corinne Smith who has worked for Seton Healthcare Family and UT Health Center San Antonio with complex healthcare interactions and contracting.
 
Source: Health Data Management
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PRACTICE MANAGEMENT TIP OF THE DAY
Four Steps to Forsake Procrastinating as a Lifestyle - Part 4
 
Only one path leads to you feeling great about yourself and what you've accomplished. The other path (procrastinating), keeps you in a state of concern. Here are some supporting steps on the winning path:
 
4) Reward and Acknowledge
 
Continually give yourself silent self-praise for your achievements and feel free to reward yourself as well (in the form of engaging in some activity that you enjoy doing and for which you never procrastinate).
 
Source: Jeff Davidson, Physicians Practice [12/22/17]
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QUERIES (NON-CLINICAL)
Query: Plug-in for Credit Cards
 
We have been using Spark Pay for several years, which is a plug-in for your phone or tablet to process credit cards with no terminal needed. I just received notification that Capital One is discontinuing Spark Pay on January 31, 2018. Square is a popular alternative, but it has the worst reviews. I ordered PayPal's device but upgraded (for $79) to a unit that will accept the chip, swipe, Apple Pay, and Android payments. It is also wireless to our phone, computer, or tablet. They charge 2.7%. Does anyone have a good or bad experience with Paypal, Square, or other plug-ins? 
 
George Jacobson, DPM, Hollywood, FL
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RESPONSES/COMMENTS (CLINICAL) - PART 1A
From: Randolph C Fish, DPM
 
I have had the same thing happen in my own foot. I stepped on a sewing machine needle at age 8. It broke off the square base upon entering my foot but the remainder of the needle was unable to be surgically removed. I have had the needle between the left 4th and 5th metatarsals for over 60 years. Recent x-rays show the needle to now be separated into two halves. Measuring the two portions shows that the lengths, when added together, are shorter than the original length. We must be able to dissolve things like this, or else I am growing more caustic as I age. 
 
Randolph C Fish, DPM, Tacoma, WA
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RESPONSES/COMMENTS (CLINICAL) - PART 1B
From: Steven J. Kaniadakis, DPM
 
Question the patient as to whether she ever had acupuncture or that sort of oriental "medicine". I have seen this on x-rays. If this was not some other sort of artifact, then consider this. Call the patient. Some patients will not recall until later, because some of those oriental providers do not inform patients that they have implanted the "pins" or wires into the patient's foot/leg. It is important to document this in the patient's record, and to inform the patient. The object(s) may be a problem with MRI or real surgery. I have seen these near the posterior tibial nerve with patients having tarsal tunnel syndrome.
 
Steven J. Kaniadakis, DPM, Saint Petersburg, FL
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CLASSIFIED ADS - PART 1 ASSOCIATE POSITIONS AND FELLOWSHIPS
POSITIONS AVAILABLE - SOUTHERN NEW JERSEY 
 
Looking for podiatrists to see residents in nursing homes and skilled nursing facilities in Southern New Jersey.  Great opportunity for part-time income. Positions available immediately!  Send inquiries to: phasetwopodiatry@gmail.com
 
2018 GRADUATE ASSOCIATE POSITION - LONG ISLAND
 
Country Foot Care, a Long Island based, well-rounded multiple office group practice seeks 2018 third and fourth year graduating residents or fellows to join our state-of-the-art practices in July. Our practices are affiliated with multiple hospital systems, surgical and wound care centers and a residency program. Requirements: Caring, ethical, board qualified/certified candidates with surgical training and leadership qualities who are willing to live/relocate to the Long Island, NY metro area. Compensation includes biweekly salary, a generous bonus schedule, malpractice and health insurance, paid holidays and PTO. We invite all interested doctors to email their CV to DrLeeb@countryfootcare.com.
 
ASSOCIATE POSITION - HOUSTON, TX 
 
Established, growing multi office, multi doctor practice seeking PSR-36 board certified/qualified foot and ankle surgeon. Must be personable, outgoing and motivated with excellent clinical and surgical skills. Practice is protocol-based, state-of-the-art equipped with the latest technologies and cutting-edge procedures with an extremely competent staff. Send CV, salary requirements to faajobs@gmail.com.
 
ASSOCIATE POSITION - HARTFORD CONNECTICUT 
 
Great Opportunity: A well-established four doctor practice is looking for a personable, well trained individual to join us in July 2018.  You must be comfortable with all phases of podiatric practice and have three years of surgical training. Board Eligible/Certified.  You will assume the patient care of a retiring partner.  Competitive salary and benefits.  Partnership potential.  Forward your resume to “I am your new associate” at jsk506@aol.com or fax 860-721-6395
 
FULL TIME ASSOCIATE – MANHATTAN 
 
Full-time associate wanted for dynamic surgically oriented multi state practice based out of Manhattan and ever expanding. Applicant must be BQ/BE PM&S 36 or equivalently trained and must have active NY and NJ (or able to qualify to obtain) licensure. Applicant must be team oriented, flexible and personable. Will suit someone looking for a long term position with opportunity to grow in the future. Please send inquiries to daria.nichiforova@deloorpodiatry.com
 
POSITIONS AVAILABLE- NEW YORK 
 
Looking for podiatrists to see residents in nursing homes, skilled nursing facilities, and assisted livings throughout New York.  Great opportunity for full-time or part-time income. Positions available immediately!  inquiries to: phasetwopodiatry@gmail.com
 
ASSOCIATE POSITION – BROOKLYN, NY 
 
Excellent, growing podiatry practice is seeking a full time podiatrist to add to our current 2 podiatrists. Excellent compensation for qualified candidates. Please send resume to Metropolitanfootcare@gmail.com
 
ASSOCIATE POSITION – CENTRAL NEW JERSEY 
 
Large central NJ orthopedic practice looking for full-time podiatrist with interest in wound care, diabetes, and general footcare. Rearfoot/Ankle training not required. Upcoming 2018 grads and established podiatrists can apply. Must be willing to grow podiatry practice with the ability to maintain and attract patients. Must be willing to live in area as the candidate will actively participate in hospital call and be responsible for inpatient rounds. Please send cv to sdonaruma@midjerseyortho.com
 
MOBILE PODIATRISTS NEEDED - LOS ANGELES, CA 
 
Full Time Position available for podiatrists to visit home bound patients in the LA area and surrounding areas. Excellent compensation, flexible schedule, dedicated office support staff, cloud based EHR system. Email CV to: homefootcare@hotmail.com
 
ASSOCIATE POSITION - SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA  
 
Very busy practice seeking a full-time, self-motivated and hard-working podiatry associate. Competitive salary offered. Please email CV to: podiatrists@icloud.com
 
ASSOCIATE POSITION – TRACY/MANTECA, CA 
 
Federally Qualified Health Center looking for a dedicated medical and surgical podiatrist to work with our team of Primary Care Physicians. Email CV to marivera@cmcenters.org
 
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PRACTICE FOR SALE - NEW YORK (BROOME COUNTY, NEAR BINGHAMTON)
 
Well established, 37 year practice. No 3rd party Insurance! Patients pay at time of service. Work 3-4 days/week with average gross $675K/year through 2016. Practice emphasis is biomechanics, using video & in-shoe pressure mapping analysis; & onychomycosis treatment using PinPointe laser. Office and equipment modern & high quality. Ready to retire, so make a reasonable offer.  Reply to: uniquepractice@gmail.com 
 
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