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November 13, 2017 #6,056 Publisher-Barry Block, DPM, JD

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APMA STATE COMPONENT NEWS
OHFAMA Elects 2018 President
 
Animesh (Andy) Bhatia, DPM was elected president for 2018 during the recent Ohio Foot and Ankle Medical Association (OHFAMA) House of Delegates. Dr. Bhatia serves on the Medicare Carrier Advisory Committee as the Representative for Ohio and serves as the Chair of the APMA Coding Committee. He is on the Board of Trustees, is a Fellow of the AAPPM and a Diplomate of the American Board of Wound Management. Bhatia was the Governor’s appointed physician member to the State Board of Orthotics, Prosthetics, and Pedorthics, and serves as Adjunct Faculty, Kent State University College of Podiatric Medicine. 
 
Dr. Animesh Bhatia
 
Dr. Bhatia is a graduate of Kent State University College of Podiatric Medicine and completed his residency in Cleveland, OH. He is in private practice in Columbus, OH and serves as Medical Director of a multi-specialty group focused on podiatry and wound care. Bhatia also serves as the Assistant Medical Director of the Wound Clinic at Fairfield Medical Center.
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APMA COMPONENT NEWS
GA Podiatrist Elected to AAPPM Board of Trustees
 
The American Academy of Podiatric Practice Management (AAPPM) is excited to announce that Brad Bakotic, DPM, DO has been elected as the newest trustee to the AAPPM Board of Trustees. “Dr. Brad Bakotic is not only a well known speaker within our profession, he is also a gifted leader and businessman,” noted AAPPM President Ben Weaver, DPM.
 
Dr. Brad Bakotic
 
“On behalf of everyone within the AAPPM Board of Trustees, we are excited to have Brad bring his leadership qualities and successes in business to help us lead the AAPPM and keep our practice management education resources the best available for our profession.”
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PODIATRISTS AND DIABETES
DFUs Don’t Have to be Inevitable: NV Podiatrist
 
November is Diabetes Awareness Month. It’s estimated that 16,000,000 people have it—that includes both Type 1 and Type 2. Go inside Dr. Frank Davis' office, and you'll see a prosthetic. It's a reminder to patients at the VA what can happen if they don't take control of their diabetes. Most of the veterans you see with amputated toes, feet, and legs ended up that way because of diabetes. “[they] go through life and think nothing is wrong. ‘I don't hurt so nothing is wrong.’ And they literally wear holes in the bottom of their feet.” says Dr. Davis.
 
Dr. Frank Davis
 
Dr. Davis says 45% of veterans diagnosed with foot ulcers die within 5 years. To keep the infections at bay, Dr. Davis uses an Amfit Scanner to identify pressure points, uneven walking, and other measurements to design an orthotic unique to the patient. Once designed with the help of a computer, veterans can receive the shoe insert in about a month. More comfort, uniform pressure and better gait are often the result, not to mention that diabetic foot ulcers don’t have to be inevitable.
 
Source: Terri Russell, KOLO-TV (ABC) [11/9/17]
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INTERNATIONAL PODIATRISTS AND DIABETES
Greatest Success if Diabetic Ulcers are Seen Quickly: UK Podiatrist
 
The University of Leeds is at the forefront of research into preventing and treating diabetic foot ulcers as well as skin wounds and pressure sores more generally, a problem that affects people with poor circulation, obesity, or limited mobility - and one that is expected to grow as society gets older. This latest study is published in the journal Diabetic Medicine.
 
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"The key point is that people need to be seen quickly if an ulcer begins to form - that gives health workers the greatest chance of trying to treat the condition." Dr. Michael Backhouse, a podiatrist and Senior Research Fellow at the University of Leeds, said: "The results of our study are important and should help clinicians caring for patients with diabetes to identify those most at risk for poor outcomes so that we can look to provide further support."
 
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PODIATRISTS AND THE LAW
MO Podiatry Clinic Cited for Recapping Needles
 
A podiatric clinic in Rolla, Missouri has been cited by OSHA for alleged safety violations, including improper handline of needles and scalpels. Employees of Anderson Foot and Ankle Clinic also weren't provided vaccinations against hepatitis B, OSHA said. The clinic is facing proposed fines of $93,074 in connection with citations for serious and willful violations. According to the citations, clinic physicians recapped needles, and physicians and assistants removed scalpel blades during medical procedures, despite the feasibility of safer alternatives. 
 
Source: Work Comp Central [11/10/17]
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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 3
 
3.  Full-year reporting
 
One area that is sure to frustrate small and large practice physicians alike is in the reporting requirements for Quality and Cost. While groups, such as the Medical Group Management Association (MGMA), were hoping for a 90-day reporting period for all categories, CMS has gone with the full year for these two categories. The agency argued in the final rule that by going with the full year, there will be more patient encounters and a larger sample size, which ultimately, they say, will work in practitioners' favor. MGMA denounced this decision. 
 
Source: Tony Panjamapirom and Rob Lazerow, Health Data Management [11/3/17]
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PRACTICE MANAGEMENT TIP OF THE DAY
Tips to Improve Patient Collections - Part 1
 
1. Create a Patient Financial Policy
 
"Every practice should have a patient financial policy that addresses when payment is due (typically at the time of service). This should be addressed at the time the appointment is made so that the patient comes prepared. It is helpful to have scripting available for the front desk staff so that this is conveyed in a respectful and understandable manner." - Marie Debs, independent medical practice revenue cycle management consultant in Detroit.
 
Source: Steph Weber, Physicians Practice [11/9/17]
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RE: Outrageous Shoe of the Day

What to wear to a masquerade ball? (Photo: Patrick Creemers)

Source: Amalia Arutyunyan via Virtual Shoe Museum

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CLASSIFIED ADS - PART 1 ASSOCIATE POSITIONS AND FELLOWSHIPS
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 - 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.
 
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 – 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.
 
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.
 
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4 treatment rooms, consultation room, 2 bathrooms, 1 full storage room, dark room, casting room, nursing area, appointment area, and waiting room Excellent street visibility. Podiatry ready. Strong medical community with 2 active hospitals. Motivated seller. Call 516-987-1847.
 
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