Spacer
PMSurveyBannerA/S918
Spacer
PresentBannerCU818
Spacer
INGBannerE215
Podiatry Management Online


Facebook

Podiatry Management Online
Podiatry Management Online


PracticeEHRWebBannerGY218

PMNews

 

Browse PMNews Issues

Previous Issue | Next Issue


PM News

The Voice of Podiatrists

Serving Over 18,661 Subscribers Daily


April 16, 2018 #6,166 Publisher-Barry Block, DPM, JD

A partner of Podiatry Management http://www.podiatrym.com
E-mail us by hitting the reply key.
COPYRIGHT 2018- No part of PM News can be reproduced without the
written permission of Barry Block

anodynemar1218

PM NEWS QUICK POLL RESULTS
Results of last week's poll
rhettapr1618

PM NEWS QUICK POLL

Quick Poll

How often do you order lower extremity MRIs?
Gordon4 Labs

2020mar1918

PODIATRISTS OVERCOMING ADVERSITY
'Good Samaritan' Helps Family of ill MT Podiatrist
 
Daniel Hodson, DPM, is a podiatrist with the Great Falls Clinic, a 41-year-old father of four who for years has been active and healthy. He organized “Rock The Clock” road races in Great Falls and his family has been leading proponents of an active lifestyle. His wife Emily said, “he’s normally very healthy, but he has developed some really serious problems with his kidneys.” Daniel got sick in early February. “Since then, he has had five surgeries,” Emily said. 
 
Dr. Daniel Hodson and Family (photo: Scott Mansch)
 
Daniel’s condition worsened and he was hospitalized in Great Falls. He’d been scheduled to fly to New York City for surgery to save his left kidney. On the plane, he wasn't doing well, and “... this stranger shows up completely out of the blue,” Emily said. “He asked my husband to trade seats with him, to take his first-class seat, and he would sit in the back of the plane.” The story does not end there. Click here to read the full inspiring story.
 
Source: Scott Mansch, Great Falls Tribune [4/13/18] 
bakomar518A

INTERNATIONAL PODIATRISTS AND FOOTWEAR
More Men Now Having Shoe-Related Foot Problems: Aussie Podiatrist
 
"While there's a lot of press surrounding the issues of high heels and what they do to women's feet, the truth is that men are equally vulnerable to having painful problems with their feet," podiatrist Nicole Reilly told Daily Mail Australia. "Men tend to ignore foot and ankle problems more than women until it starts slowing them down."
 
Nicole Reilly
 
"We are seeing a big shift in fashion shoes for men. As male fashion shoes become more available as options, we are seeing men suffer similar conditions that women in heels experience. We also see younger men wearing fashionable sneakers to the gym and lifting heavy weights. We are noticing an increase in injuries to this age group due to poor gym and work shoe choices," says Reilly.
 
Source: Cindy Tran, Daily Mail Australia [4/13/18]
Drjillfeb518

PODIATRIC PRODUCTS AND SERVICES IN THE NEWS
TX Podiatrist Comments on 10-Year Milestone for HemiCAP(R) Implant 
 
Franklin, Massachusetts based Arthrosurface, Inc. has announced the publication of mid-term data in the American Journal of Sports Medicine (AJSM), "Metal Resurfacing Inlay Implant for Osteochondral Talar Defects After Failed Previous Surgery: A Mid-Term Prospective Follow-up Study." The study reported very high patient satisfaction, with 88% recommending the procedure to others. This marks the third independent mid- to long-term outcome data publication for the company across multiple product platforms. 
 
Dr. Brian Carpenter
 
"As foot and ankle surgeons, our goal is to improve the quality of life for our patients. As reported in our recent publication, this product definitely does that by showing a low revision rate (2%), high patient satisfaction, and no implant loosening at the 10-year milestone," said Brian Carpenter, DPM, FACFAS.
 
Source: Tickertech.com [4/13/18]
Blainefeb518

AAFASregapr218B

PRACTICE MANAGEMENT TIP OF THE DAY
Best Ways to Play the Prior Authorization Game - Part 6 & 7
 
There is nothing more frustrating to physicians than knowing a patient needs a certain diagnostic test or medication and having them not be able to get it because their health insurance company won’t cover it. All too often, many services require prior-authorization (PA). How can this prior-authorization game be played for better odds of winning?
 
6) Remember human resources. If a patient works at a company that has a HR department, have the patient get them involved. Insurance companies do not want to lose any covered lives so if they find a company is unhappy with the services provided, this can be a very effective weapon.
 
7) Ask for the medical director of the insurance company. Most of them were practicing medicine at some point and understand our struggles on the frontlines. If we present our medical reasoning with them, they often are able to authorize a test. Not always.
 
Source: Linda Girgis, MD, Physicians Practice [4/4/18]

GSource


RESPONSES/COMMENTS (NON-CLINICAL) - PART 1
RE: Anyone Can be a Victim of Employee Theft
From: Name Withheld (MA)
 
I just spent a lovely morning in court having to deal with an employee who stole nearly $13,000 from me over a period of four years, beginning in 2008. The original court date was April 9, 2014. At that time, the thief was given the opportunity to pay restitution during a period of probation, or go to jail. I agreed with the district attorney to allow her to pay restitution and not have a criminal record or any jail time. Was this a mistake? This morning, I appeared before the judge asking why, after four years, full restitution has still not been made. According to the original agreement, full restitution should’ve been paid at the end of one year. 
 
Believe it or not, all of us are at risk for this above scenario. I never thought I would be. It happens more often than you think. Please, please consider that you could be a victim yourself. There are many ways to prevent what happened to me. Please take the steps necessary and don’t let this happen to you. 
 
Name Withheld (MA)
Redig-thotics

RESPONSES/COMMENTS (NON-CLINICAL) - PART 2
RE: Kudos to Amerx Healthcare
From: Ted Mihok, DPM
 
I would like to thank the Amerx Healthcare Corporation for contributing wound care products to our Lions and Rotarian's Joint Service Project in Mexicali, Mexico on April 4 and 5. They have been a partner for over ten years and their generosity is greatly appreciated. The service project has been going on for over 42 years and consists of both medical care and construction in and around Mexicali, MX.  
 
Ted Mihok, DPM, Alameda, CA
surefitnov2017A

RESPONSES/COMMENTS (NON-CLINICAL) - PART #A
From: Elliot Udell, DPM
 
Dr. Forman asks an important question. Should podiatrists be held responsible for examining a person’s legs? The answer should be divided into two parts. What is legally mandated and what is morally necessary.
 
From the legal aspect, if one practices in a state where the scope of practice goes up to the knee, whether it is only soft tissue or soft tissue and bone, it would seem that those podiatrists would be legally obligated to examine a person’s legs when doing a podiatric examination and it would appear that if he or she missed a melanoma or some other malignancy, the doctor would be held responsible. In states where the scope is limited to ankle and/or distal to it, then it becomes a moral issue. In years gone by, when all podiatrists used hydrotherapy as part of their practices, all podiatrists were forced to look at a patient's legs because patients had to raise their clothing above the knee so as to not get it wet. This forced all podiatrists to do at least a cursory exam of the entire lower extremity.
 
Elliot Udell, DPM, Hicksville, NY
picadec1817

RESPONSES/COMMENTS (NON-CLINICAL) - PART 3B
From: Allen Jacobs, DPM
 
Dr. Forman raises the issue of a concurrent E/M code with nail and/or callus care. In the case of the diabetic patient, the question Dr. Forman brings to the table is rather straightforward. What is your job as a podiatric physician? Your “job” is to improve quality of life, and reduce the risk of limb loss. This requires the identification of risk factors and the initiation of appropriate interventions. Subsequently, the effectiveness and safety of such therapies and appropriate adjustments must be conducted. 
 
That requires evaluation and treatment of dermatologic, neurologic, arterial, venous, musculoskeletal, rheumatic pathologies, gait and fall risk evaluation, and assessment of footwear. In my humble opinion, the problem is not that Dr. Forman’s 33% concurrent E/M use is above the norm. The problem is...
 
Editor's note: Dr. Jacobs' extended-length letter can be read here.
MSI531

YOU CAN'T MAKE THESE THINGS UP

RE: Outrageous Shoe of the Day

Not for Ophidiophobiacs (Abnormal fear of snakes).

Source: Wopke Grobben via Virtual Shoe Museum

extremityjan118

MEETING NOTICES

presentapr218

weillcornellapr218

amifasapr918C

NEED CME CREDITS FAST?

PODIATRY MANAGEMENT'S AFFORDABLE ONLINE CME

You can Earn up to 5Continuing Education Contact Hours (CECH) Online

Earn 15 CECH only $219 (less than $15 per CECH)

(Only $15 per credit) http://www.podiatrym.com/cme.cfm

All required credits can be taken online for AL, AK, AR, CA, CO, DE, HI, IN, KS, LA, MA, ME, MD, MI, MI, MS, NV, NJ, NM, ND, OH, OR, RI, SC, SD, UT, VA, VT, WV, WI, & WY

Partial required credits can be taken online for AZ, CT, FL, GA, ID, KY, IL, ID, IA, MN, MO, MT, NE, NH, NY, NC, OK, PA, PR, TN, TX, WA, and DC

Choose any or ALL from 25+ CECH Category-1 articles posted


CLASSIFIED ADS - PART 2 ASSOCIATE POSITIONS AND FELLOWSHIPS
ASSOCIATE POSITION  - CENTRAL FLORIDA 
 
KG Health Partners, the largest podiatric practice in Florida, is revolutionizing the continuum of care for seniors living in more than 200 long-term facilities in Central Florida. We currently have an opening in the Sarasota, FL area.  If you are committed to helping seniors live healthy lives, this mobile-based position could be your perfect fit. Our physicians work Monday thru Friday and must maintain active Medicare and Florida licenses. We cover malpractice insurance, medical supplies, travel allowance, etc. Exceptional benefits include paid holidays, vacation, health insurance, and 401K retirement plan. Salary and RVU Bonus Structure. Email CV kgadmin@kghealthpartners.com
 
ASSOCIATE POSITION - LONG ISLAND, NY
 
Immediate Opening on Long Island. Part-time possibly leading to Full time permanent position. One of our Doctors has personal issues and must leave indefinitely. Must be personable, energetic and highly motivated. Well rounded practice incorporating all phases of podiatry Please email CV to: jobke@aol.com
 
ASSOCIATE POSITION – NY/PA REGIONAL GROUP PRACTICE 
 
Involving 3 hospitals, wound care center, 3 Offices- well staffed/well equipped-EPAT, digital X-ray, ultrasound, EMR, DME digital scan, etc.  Beautiful area/easy commute/low cost of living. Generous base salary with incentive.  Seeking ABFAS qualified DPM. Email CV chipmunklane59@gmail.com
 
ASSOCIATE POSITION - NORTHERN NEW JERSEY 
 
Busy, well established, well equipped, podiatric practice looking for a second associate. ABPS board certified is a plus but not required. Salary commensurate with qualifications. Incentives available. Associate expected to market and grow the practice. Must be a well- trained, highly motivated individual. Practitioners in Bergen/Passaic counties with established practices will be given special consideration. Email CV to: minggao@optonline.net
 
PODIATRIST WANTED - NORTHERN AND SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
 
Podiatrist needed for practice throughout California. Professionally managed practice in long term care facilities. Excellent income potential with discretionary time. Please send CV and interest letter to dwayne8543@gmail.com
 
ASSOCIATE POSITION – MANHATTAN/LONG ISLAND 
 
Seeking board certified/eligible person to work on Long Island and or Manhattan. Must be in-network with most of the carriers. Must have hospital privileges and have the capabilities to perform basic podiatric surgical procedures. Offices fully equipped with x-ray MRI CT scan and is associated with a surgicenter.
podo2345@aol.com   516 476-1815
 
ASSOCIATE POSITIONS - RURAL NORTHEASTERN NORTH CAROLINA
 
Great opportunity in rural Northeastern NC! 20 year, well established practice with multiple locations, ready to continue to grow, seeking hard working Podiatrist/s just entering practice or with experience, to join us. North Carolina license a must, Send questions and/or CV to iiicms@aol.com
 
ASSOCIATE POSITIONS - MARYLAND
 
Come join our team of top docs. Foot and Ankle Specialists of the Mid-Atlantic, LLC has associate positions available in several of our established MD locations. We have all the administrative, marketing, and assistant help in place to help make your practice, with us, a success. See patients, do your charting, and leave the rest to us.  Email your resume and cover letter to  newdpm@footandankle-usa.com . We look forward to receiving your information.
 
ASSOCIATE POSITION – KENTUCKY 
 
Associate position open for well trained, compassionate physician for busy clinic in the beautiful Danville area of Kentucky. Wide range of services to be offered with several ancillary services onsite.  Generous base salary with incentive/full benefits and partnership opportunity. Email CV and letter of interest to: MCrosby518@gmail.com
 
ASSOCIATE POSITION – NEBRASKA 
 
Associate wanted for growing practice. Competitive pay with partnership track available, surgery center ownership available. All facets of podiatry available with great autonomy. Great opportunity for right person. Must be BQ/BC. Send CV and contact information to: Nebraskafas@gmail.com
 
WOUND CARE FELLOWSHIP - NEW YORK
 
CPME-APPROVED 12 month fellowship beginning July 1st, 2018. Hospital and clinic environment, with onsite hyperbaric medicine. Working with infectious disease, dermatology, as well as plastic, general, vascular, and podiatric surgeons. Must have completed a PMSR residency. Please contact drarnoldhertz@aol.com or jtfootcare@gmail.com. EOE (equal opportunity employer)
 
PM NEWS CLASSIFIED  ADS REACH OVER 18,500 DPMs AND STUDENTS
 
Whether you have used equipment to sell or are offering an associate position, PM News classified ads are the fastest, most-effective way of reaching over 18,500 subscribers. For details, click here or write to: bblock@prodigy.net or call (718) 897-9700 for details. For commercial or display ads contact David Kagan at davidekagan@gmail.com  or call (215) 808-0770.
CLASSIFIED ADS PART 1- PRACTICES FOR SALE OR WANTED, EQUIPMENT FOR SALE
EQUIPMENT FOR SALE – MASSAPEQUA, NY 
 
Medical equipment in good working condition for sale: 2 Boyd Podiatry Chairs, X-cel X-ray machine with developing tank, whirlpool, 1 steel cabinet with medical supplies (immobilization boots, orthotics grinder, 2 sterilization tanks)  Equipment available after May 5, 2018.  Best offer accepted.  Contact Loreto Capogna (516) 752-0070 or lcapogna@aol.com
 
PRACTICE FOR SALE – ARIZONA 
 
Small, non-surgical practice in Youngtown, AZ. Near retirement communities west of Phoenix. Front door parking. Hospitals nearby.  Great starter or satellite office.  Good potential for growth.  Very reasonable.  Email Art at Igogolfing2@aol.com.
 
PRACTICE FOR SALE – HAMPTON ROADS, VIRGINIA 
 
Established in 1976 - fully staffed podiatry practice located in Hampton roads, Virginia across from a class A hospital. The practice has in-house x-ray, ultrasound and PAD ABI waveform devices, as well as a Styker command II system.  The custom design 4000 ft² medical building includes a private parking lot, 6 fully stocked treatment rooms and an OR. Tremendous growth and expansion opportunity. Send cover letter & CV to vapodiatry18@gmail.com
 
PM NEWS CLASSIFIED  ADS REACH OVER 18,500 DPMs AND STUDENTS
 
Whether you have used equipment to sell or are offering an associate position, PM News classified ads are the fastest, most-effective way of reaching over 18,500 subscribers. For details, click here or write to: bblock@prodigy.net or call (718) 897-9700 for details. For commercial or display ads contact David Kagan at davidekagan@gmail.com  or call (215) 808-0770.
Disclaimers
Acceptance and publication by this newsletter of an advertisement, news story, or letter does not imply endorsement or approval by Barry Block or Kane Communications of the company, product, content or ideas expressed in this newsletter. Podiatric Medical News does not represent the views, and is a separate entity from Podiatry Management Magazine and Podiatry Management Online. Any information pertaining to legal matters should not be considered to be legal advice, which can only be obtained via individual consultation with an attorney. Information about Medicare billing should be confirmed with your State CAC.
THIS MESSAGE IS INTENDED ONLY FOR THE USE OF THE INDIVIDUAL OR ENTITY TO WHICH IT IS ADDRESSED AND MAY CONTAIN INFORMATION THAT IS PRIVILEGED, CONFIDENTIAL AND EXEMPT FROM DISCLOSURE.
If the reader of this message is not the intended recipient or an employee or agent responsible for delivering the message to the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that any dissemination, distribution, or copying of this communication is strictly prohibited. If you have received this communication in error, please immediately notify me and you are hereby instructed to delete all electronic copies and destroy all printed copies.
DISCLAIMER: Internet communications cannot be guaranteed to be either timely or free of viruses.
Guidelines
  • To Post a message, send it to:    bblock@podiatrym.com
  • Notes should be original and may not be submitted to other publications or listservs without our express written permission.
  • Notes must be in the following form:
    RE: (Topic)
    From: (your name, DPM)
    Body of letter. Be concise. Limit to 250 words or less). Use Spellchecker
    Your name, DPM City/State
  • Subscribers are reminded that they have an ethical obligation to disclose any potential conflicts of interest when commenting on any product, procedure, or service.

Barry H. Block, DPM, JD
 
Browse PMNews Issues
Previous Issue | Next Issue
PICA