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November 11, 2017 #6,055 Publisher-Barry Block, DPM, JD

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PODIATRISTS IN THE NEWS
KY Podiatrist Discusses High Ankle Sprains
 
As Fall is in full swing and winter is quickly approaching, football season and basketball season are upon us. And you can’t have sports without sports’ injuries, right? “One injury, in particular, keeps athletes out for longer periods of time, and that is the high ankle sprain. It is different than a common ankle sprain in that it injures a set of ligaments located above the ankle joint. This area is especially prone to injury because it is exposed to high forces in athletics like running, cutting, and contact, says podiatrist Jamie Settles Carter, DPM.
 
Dr. Jamie Settles Carter
 
“The difficult thing is that these high ankle sprains have very little swelling or bruising, making them hard to see with the naked eye. The telltale sign that a high ankle sprain has occurred is when athletes experience pain radiation from the ankle up when performing twisting motions. And this is when you should go see your doctor,” says Dr. Carter.
 
Source: Kentucky Forward [1/8/17] 
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HOSPITAL PODIATRISTS IN THE NEWS
OH Podiatrist Recognized by Mercy Health – Tiffin Hospital
 
The 2017 annual Recognition Banquet took place Oct. 26 to honor members of the Mercy Health – Tiffin Hospital medical staff and board of managers. Hospital medical staff recognized included : 20 years —  Joel Consolo, DPM,  podiatry.
 
Dr. Joel Consolo
 
Dr. Consolo graduated with honors from the Kent State University College of Podiatric Medicine in 1996 where he completed his residency. He is a Fellow of the American College of Lower Extremity Surgeons and is Board certified by the American Board of Lower Extremity Surgery.
 
Source: Advertiser-Tribune [11/7/17]
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MEETING NEWS
AAPPM Holds Scholarship Fundraiser
 
In addition to practice management education, executive manager certification, and medical assistant training at the 2017 AAPPM Fall Conference held last weekend in Atlanta, Georgia, the AAPPM also hosted a reception to benefit scholarships for future podiatrists. The AAPPM leadership proudly raised over $800 at the event. Bako Integrated Physician Solutions and Top Practices co-sponsored the event.
 
AAPPM Scholarship Fundraiser
 
“The AAPPM has a long and proud history of supporting students, residents, and young practitioners,” noted AAPPM President Ben Weaver, DPM. “Our young practitioners are the next generation for our profession. We want to do our part to help them be as successful as possible.” 
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PODIATRIC PRODUCTS IN THE NEWS
CA Podiatrist Appointed to Kerecis Scientific Advisory Board
 
Lee C. Rogers, DPM is joining the scientific advisory board of Kerecis, the company using fish skin to heal human wounds and tissue damage. He is the Assistant Clinical Professor of Podiatric Medicine at the Western University of Health Sciences in Pomona, CA. 
 
Dr. Lee Rogers
 
Dr. Rogers is a Fellow in the Faculty of Podiatric Medicine at the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow, and a Director of the American Board of Podiatric Medicine. An international expert in implementing systems of care for the diabetic foot, Rogers has written more than 150 publications on diabetic limb salvage and wound care. 
 
Source: Nasdaq Globewire [11/6/17] 
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FROM PM's CURRENT ISSUE
Several times a week, PM News posts an entire article from a recent issue of our partner, Podiatry Management Magazine. Please note that the views expressed in Podiatry Management Magazine do not necessarily reflect the views of PM News or Barry Block.
 
Today's Featured Article
 
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MACRA UPDATE
Takeaways on the 2018 MACRA Final Rule - Part 2
 
2. Small Practice Love
 
Like in the proposed rule, small practices (defined in MACRA as 15 eligible clinicians or fewer) receive a lot of flexibility and assistance in the 2018 final rule. For instance, they receive five total points for overall participation in MIPS and three points for measures in the Quality category that don’t meet data completeness requirements for an entire patient panel. They also can receive a hardship exception for the Advancing Care Information (ACI) performance category if they meet certain requirements.
 
Source: Tony Panjamapirom and Rob Lazerow, Health Data Management [11/3/17]
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PRACTICE MANAGEMENT TIP OF THE DAY
Ways to Improve Patient Health Literacy - Part 9
 
9. Create a space for health education
 
"At the University of Tennessee Medical Center, we've been providing a health information service since the 1990s. We give patients a packet of information that's free, unbiased, valid, and up-to-date on any health topic. In 2014, we moved the service from an adjacent building into the heart of the hospital and named it the Health Information Center. We have expanded space, additional staffing and room for patients and family members to review health information in an easy-to-read format." - Sandy Oelschlegel, director of the Health Information Center at the University of Tennessee Medical Center
 
Source: Bob Sandrick, Physicians Practice [10/26/17]
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QUERIES (NON-CLINICAL)
Query: Using a Call Center
 
I’m looking for recommendations for a call center to cover the phones during normal business hours?  What are the positives and negatives in your experience?
 
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RESPONSES/COMMENTS (NON-CLINICAL)
RE: New Medicare Card Info for Patients
From: Joseph S Borreggine, DPM
 
CMS is starting to conduct a major education campaign about the new card for people with Medicare. Help alert your patients by displaying a poster in your office and giving your patients tear-off sheets or fliers.
 
Register, then order these free color products:
  •  Poster, 11”x17” (Product #12009-P) limit - 10
  •  Pad of 50 tear-off sheets, 4”x 5.25” ( Product #12006) limit - 25
  •  Flyer English, 8.5”x11” (Product #12002) limit -100
  •  Flyer Spanish, 8.5”x11” (Product #12002-S) limit - 50
You can also print these products on 8.5”x11” paper. The poster and tear-off sheets will be available in Spanish later this year.
 
Joseph S Borreggine, DPM, Charleston, IL
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PROFESSIONAL CO-OP APARTMENT FOR SALE - ROCKVILLE CENTRE, NEW YORK 
 
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PRECEPTOR POSITION – RICHMOND, VA 
 
Busy Podiatric office is looking for someone who is interested in working in a preceptorship role with our Doctors.  If interested send CV to P O Box 8211, Richmond VA 23226 or odiel@comcast.net.
 
ASSOCIATE POSITION - LONG ISLAND/QUEENS 
 
Advanced Podiatry Seeking Full Time DPM for upscale practices located at the Americana Manhasset, Huntington and Queens. Excellent work environment and company culture.  Latest technology with digital x-ray, laser, EHR, Ultrasound, the latest Apple software and iPads. Must be surgically trained, motivated, with a great work ethic. Very competitive salary with significant upside. Great opportunity to work in one of the country's premier practices.  Visit www.LIFootCare.com and email evieira1@nshs.edu for more info.
 
ASSOCIATE POSITION - NEBRASKA
 
Busy practice in Central Nebraska looking for a full-time associate. Board qualified/certified necessary. Ability to step right in and be busy from day one. Partnership opportunity. Buy-in to surgery center and/or physician owned hospital possible. Competitive compensation with good benefits. Must be competent in all areas conservative and surgical treatments of the foot and ankle. We are looking for a positive and upbeat doctor who is ready to work. Email CV to footdoc5020@gmail.com.
 
POSITIONS AVAILABLE - MISSOURI, KANSAS, OKLAHOMA
 
Preferred Podiatry Group is seeking providers to join our growing practice servicing long term care facilities in several areas.  We offer a competitive commission based income as well as a benefit package to our employed podiatrists. Full-time and part-time positions are available.  Contact Dr. Chris Kestner at ckestner@ppgpc.com .
 
ASSOCIATE POSITION – SANTA FE, NM 
 
Busy and growing practice in the Santa Fe area looking for a high-energy doctor who is seeking full-time employment and can add increased growth to our group. We currently have 10 locations and offer a unique opportunity to treat in under-served areas. Competitive compensation. Board eligible/certified necessary. Competent in all areas of conservative and surgical treatment. Our practice is seeking a positive and up-beat addition who is ready to work. Please send CV nlhuge@animasfootandankle.com
 
ASSOCIATE POSITION – DELAWARE,  OHIO 
 
Do you dream of practicing in a beautiful environment with three supportive, qualified colleagues and staff who are passionate about providing exemplary care? We have been thriving in Delaware, Ohio, near Columbus, for 35 years.  Senior doctor retiring July 1, 2021.  You could be a co-owner in 3 ½ years.  If you’re passionate, positive, ABFAS qualified, and want to learn the “business” of practicing medicine, we should meet.  Visit us at www.FAAWC.com. Contact Elia Ali at elia@faawc.com
 
ASSOCIATE POSITION - UPSTATE SOUTH CAROLINA 
 
Group practice seeking hard working associate after January 1. ABFAS certified or 3 year residency preferred. Should have exceptional interest in forefoot and rearfoot surgery and wound care. Competitive salary and benefits with bonus and partnership opportunities. Near mountains and lakes. Forward letter of introduction and CV to: scsoledocs@gmail.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 – MARYLAND 
 
Come join our team of top docs. Start date August 1, 2018. Foot and Ankle Specialists of the Mid-Atlantic, LLC is  proud to announce the need for help in our busy, multi-faceted group practice (Maryland location).  Doctor leaving busy, established practice. You will have immediate patient volume to fill your schedule.  We have all the administrative, marketing, and assistant help in place to help make your practice a success.  See patients, do your charting, and leave the rest to us.  Email your resume and cover letter to mddpm@comcast.net . We look forward to receiving your information!
 
POSITIONS AVAILABLE - BUFFALO, NORWICH, SCHENECTADY AND SURROUNDING AREAS 
 
Looking for podiatrists to see residents in nursing homes and skilled nursing facilities in Buffalo, Norwich, Schenectady and their surrounding areas.  Great opportunity for full-time or part-time income. Positions available immediately!  inquiries to: phasetwopodiatry@gmail.com
 
ASSOCIATE POSITION - ST AUGUSTINE FLORIDA
 
Busy practice looking for a full-time associate. PSR-36 Board qualified/certified foot and ankle surgeon. My practice has state-of-the-art equipment with the latest technologies and cutting edge procedures. Candidate must be personable, outgoing and motivated with excellent clinical and surgical skills.  Ability to be busy from day one. Partnership opportunity. Must be competent in all areas conservative and surgical treatments of the foot and ankle. Competitive salary and benefits. Email CV to drfootwound@gmail.com
 
ASSOCIATE POSITION – SAN FRANCISCO, CA 
 
We have an immediate, full-time opening in our fast-paced, technologically driven, Sports Medicine Practice. If you’re looking for a collaborative team environment, with an emphasis on work-life balance then we want to hear from you. No travel. No wound care. No Medicare. Candidate must have strong biomechanical and surgical background. Generous salary and benefits. Applications accepted online at http://www.fdfac.com/z/about-careers.html
 
ASSOCIATE POSITION - NEBRASKA
 
Busy practice in Central Nebraska looking for a full-time associate. Board qualified/certified necessary. Ability to step right in and be busy from day one. Partnership opportunity. Buy-in to surgery center and/or physician owned hospital possible. Competitive compensation with good benefits. Must be competent in all areas conservative and surgical treatments of the foot and ankle. We are looking for a positive and upbeat doctor who is ready to work. Email CV to footdoc5020@gmail.com.
 
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