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January 27, 2020 #6,601 Publisher-Barry Block, DPM, JD

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PM NEWS QUICK POLL

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How did your 2019 net income/salary compare to that of 2018?
 
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STATE PODIATRY NEWS
Medi-Cal Benefits for Podiatric Services Restored
 
This month, Medi-Cal restored podiatry and several other adult health benefits eliminated more than a decade ago. San Diego podiatrist John Chisholm, DPM recalls the jolt some of his patients felt in 2009 when Medi-Cal, the government-funded health insurance in California for low-income people, eliminated coverage for podiatry care and several other benefits for adults due to a massive budget shortfall engendered by the Great Recession.
 
Dr. John Chisholm
 
Dr. Chisholm calls that cut “the Big One,” and for some of his low-income patients, the consequences were catastrophic. Many of them had diabetes and could no longer afford the foot care so vital for people with the disease, which can constrict blood flow and cause serious nerve damage in the feet. Those patients stopped coming to see him.
 
Source: John M. Glionna, California Healthline [1/24/20]
2020 IS FINALLY HERE!!
 
The New, Exclusive, More Inclusive 2020 Podiatry Coding Manual 
From Michael G. Warshaw, DPM, CPC
 
It is fully updated. It has been streamlined to allow for easier access and reference. It contains the most up-to-date information to aid in coding and billing for appropriate reimbursement and documentation to support what was billed. You will again see why so many podiatry offices across the country refer to this book as their “Bible” when it comes to billing, coding, and documentation. 
Only $125 including shipping!!!
Available in Book and Flash Drive Formats
To order by credit card, just access the website drmikethecoder.com
No credit card? No problem. Just mail a check or money order to: 
Michael Warshaw, DPM, CPC, 2027 Bayside Ave, Mount Dora, FL 32757

APMA STATE COMPONENT NEWS

FPMA Installs New Officers

The Florida Podiatric Medical Association (FPMA) installed its new officers at the 80th Annual Meeting held at the Scientific and Management meeting (SAM) in Orlando, FL. Elected were:

(L-R) Drs. Alissa Zdancewicz, Cary Zinkin, John Goggin, Samir Vakil, Andre Williams, Alissa Zdancewicz, and Larissa Schmidt
 
President: Samir Vakil, DPM
1st Vice President: John P. Goggin, DPM
2nd Vice President: Cary Zinkin, DPM
Treasurer: Alissa Zdancewicz, DPM
Secretary: Larissa M. Schmidt, DPM
Past President: Andre Williams, DPM
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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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PRACTICE MANAGEMENT TIP OF THE DAY
7 Ways to Take Back Uncompensated Time -  Part 2
 
Physicians spend a significant amount of their workdays—probably 20% or more—on uncompensated tasks thanks to a barrage of regulatory requirements, says Joseph Valenti, MD, a board member of the Physicians Foundation, a non-profit physician advocacy group. “This equates to at least $50,000 of lost revenue per physician annually,” he says. Here are some tips from board members on reducing the amount of uncompensated time you spend in your practice:
 
2. Take control of paperwork
  • Dedicate an inbox specifically for forms requiring your signature, sign during lunch or between patients, and place in an outbox for staff to email.
  • Charge a nominal amount for FMLA and employer-required disability forms that don’t require an office visit. 
Source: Lisa A. Eramo, MA, Physicians Practice [1/17/20]
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RESPONSES/COMMENTS (NON-CLINICAL)
From: Dieter J. Fellner, DPM
 
Dr. Krausse asks: "does it not bother anyone that neither of these doctors are board certified in surgery?"
 
Absolutely not: is Dr. Krauss referring to the "Board Certification" test that requires the examinee to perform a series of abstract MCQs.  Plus, of course, lest we forget, the even more abstract computer patient simulation test. How does this series of non-practical testing, non-field testing guarantee ANY kind of surgical competence? Surgery is a hands-on practical skill. If the profession wants to test the surgeon, then test with a practical exam. That, by the way, should be the crowning achievement of the surgical residency.
 
I have met quite a few 'Board Certified' surgeons with highly dubious practical skills and equally dubious decision-making faculties; and also, of course, those with excellent practical skills and knowledge. The 'Board Certification' provides a guarantee for neither attribute. 
 
Dieter J. Fellner, DPM, NY, NY
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RESPONSES/COMMENTS (PM NEWS QUICK POLLS) - PART 1A
From: Bruce Lebowitz, DPM
 
I’ve read the various responses to this question. One commonality is the belief that you should hire a financial planner and expect to safely withdraw 4% from your life savings each year. I humbly reject that notion. I have hired and then fired more that one “financial expert”. They are, in my opinion, guaranteeing their financial future, not yours. One can draw 4% of your nest egg each year through dividends and interest without selling off your life savings one year at a time. Do the research, read about dividend growth investing. I’ve been retired 6 years and have yet to sell one share of stock or bonds. No one cares about your money like you do!
 
Bruce Lebowitz, DPM, Baltimore, MD
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RESPONSES/COMMENTS (PM NEWS QUICK POLLS) - PART 1B
From: Jon Purdy, DPM
 
There are things to consider with investments that are not often discussed. In real estate, people often talk about their return on investment as what they sold minus what they bought the property for. They often fail to include the over-time expenditures of interest, insurance, taxes, utilities, and maintenance. Often, these investments are a loss after the positive sale of a property. Often not included is the calculation of what those monies, had they been invested in the market, would have returned in those years. True analysis of monetary return on investment is very complex. I find people in business routinely do not understand their true costs of doing business, not having taken into account numerous cost considerations.
  
Jon Purdy, DPM, New Iberia, LA
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CLASSIFIED ADS - ASSOCIATE POSITIONS AND FELLOWSHIPS
ASSOCIATE PODIATRIST - WASHINGTON, D.C./METROPOLITAN MARYLAND
 
Established practice (3 locations) looking for a full-time podiatrist with opportunity for partnership. Must be motivated, personable and dedicated to our growing practice. Must have strong skills in wound care, diabetes, general podiatry and surgery. The ideal candidate will be able to merge into an already protocol-based office. State of the art, fully staffed facility including EMR, PadNet, DME, digital x-rays and shoe stores on premises. Staff privileges at 3 local hospitals. Great location close to Washington D.C. and Virginia. Please send C.V. to marylandpodiatryjobs@gmail.com.
 
ASSOCIATE POSITION - WILMINGTON, DELAWARE 
 
Brandywine Podiatry an eight doctor with five full time offices is looking for a BQ/BS PMSR-36 doctor. Send CV to " savage6026@comcast.net 
 
ASSOCIATE POSITION – SOUTHWEST, FL
 
Immediate and July 2020 positions for busy practice in SWFL. ABFAS or ABPM BC or BQ. Athena  EMR, Digital x-rays, Ultrasound, DME. Base salary, plus bonus w extensive benefits. Also 1 fellowship position: ACFAS-approved surgical fellowship open for 2020 yr. MIS, RRA Surgery, Practice Management w over 2400 procedures/650 cases/yr.  Must have foot/RRA ABFAS qualified status by 8/2020.  DrLam@NaplesPodiatrist.com
 
ASSOCIATE POSITION - AUGUSTA, GA 
 
Established group practice seeking PSR 36, Associate lead to Partnership/Ownership. Includes EMR, PADNet, DME, Hospital privileges. All phases of podiatry with wide open opportunities in rearfoot and ankle. Senior doctor retiring at end of year with full patient load to work into. Reply: kkronowski1@comcast.net
 
ASSOCIATE POSITION - ROCHESTER NY/FINGER LAKES 
 
Excellent opportunity for a motivated DPM with option leading to partnership in a two DPM 3 location well established busy practice.  Excellent referral base, full scope.  Excellent salary and benefits. Fax Resume and contact info to (585) 381-0883.
 
ASSOCIATE POSITION – CENTRAL NEW YORK 
 
Multi-doctor, multi-office podiatric practice looking for a full-time associate to support our growing patient demand. Candidates must be highly motivated, hardworking, and exhibit excellent bedside manner. Competitive salary (base + bonus) offered with benefits. Four season fun abounds in beautiful Central New York. Must be actively seeking Board Certification or already Board Qualified or Board Certified. Send CV to Practice Manager at info@westsidepodiatrycenter.com
 
ASSOCIATE POSITION - WASHINGTON
 
Successful, well rounded multi office podiatry practice with lasers, digital x-rays, mini C-arm imaging, diagnostic ultrasound, diagnostic vascular, shockwave therapy, therapeutic laser and SANEXAS seeking: highly motivated, hard-working podiatrist proficient in forefoot and rearfoot surgery. Compensation 120K base salary + unlimited production bonus, PTO, Health ins, Malpractice coverage, Partnership opportunity, CME credits, Our clinics are located in Kirkland, Everett, Renton. We also visit some nursing homes. Please send CV to seattlefootdoctor@yahoo.com
 
FULL TIME PODIATRIST - NORTHERN NEW JERSEY
 
We are a fast-growing podiatry practice in North Jersey with multiple locations and Doctors.  We are currently looking for a full-time motivated and caring doctor to join our busy practice. Some benefits include: competitive six-figure salary, generous bonus structure, health insurance (including vision & dental), paid vacation time off, paid malpractice insurance and CME time off. Great prospects for experienced doctors as well as new associates. This is an excellent opportunity to expand your Podiatric medical and surgical experience in an office-based practice! If interested, please submit your CV to DrSamofal@PodiatryCenterNJ.com
 
ASSOCIATE POSITION -TEAM PFC – SOUTH CAROLINA 
 
Physicians Footcare, SC largest provider of foot & ankle services, is seeking a highly skilled and personable physician to join our TEAM.  If you are ready to live, work, and play comfortably; send letter of interest and CV to: scdpmjobs@gmail.com
 
ASSOCIATE/PURCHASE - ILLINOIS (CHICAGO & SUBURBAN) 
 
Associate/purchase opportunity for 2 location 30 year well-established and respected practice. Great mix of general, sports medicine, PT/ rehab, surgery, diabetic care, functional medicine, and lots of retail/DME products for excellent cash flow. Fantastic opportunity for a well-rounded and trained DPM! Surgical board tract necessary. Excellent and stable staff. Practice owner desires easy and transparent purchase transition supporting retirement within 3-5 years. Mentorship regarding the practice, and unique aspects of their expertise including; sports medicine, functional medicine and practice management. Control your own destiny, this practice is waiting for you! For more details contact Mcrosby518@gmail.com
 
ASSOCIATE  POSITION – TEXAS 
 
Successful, well rounded multi office podiatry practice with laser, digital x-rays, diagnostic ultrasound, and ancillary services including a shoe store and on-site physical therapy: seeking highly motivated, hard-working podiatrist proficient in forefoot and rearfoot surgery as well as sports medicine and biomechanics. Compensation includes base salary + unlimited production bonus, Partnership opportunity, as well as surgery center and imaging center investment opportunities. Replacing 25 year partner who is retiring and has a busy sports medicine and surgical practice. Our clinics are located in Grapevine and Keller, Texas – right in the heart of the DFW metroplex. Please send CV to crane@faant.com
 
ASSOCIATE POSITION - ST. LOUIS 
 
Group practice immediately seeking DPM. Must have MO license. Good mix of clinical/surgical work; no travel. Part or full-time. Full-time includes malpractice, health insurance, 401k, professional fees. Please send CV to mopodgroup@gmail.com.
 
ASSOCIATE PODIATRIST – SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
 
Associate podiatrist wanted for full time position in very busy, well established Southern California group practice. Competitive salary plus many benefits including license fee, DEA fee, malpractice insurance, hospital application fee and CMEs offered. Please e-mail CV to: podiatrists@icloud.com.
 
FRIDAY IMMEDIATE COVERAGE NEEDED – MANHATTAN 
 
Well established Park Avenue practice seeking experienced podiatrist for immediate hire Great start for right individual. Email healthyfeetny@gmail.com with short intro and CV with references. Full scope of podiatric medicine and surgery with in-office fluoroscopy and lasers.
 
FULL-TIME ASSOCIATE POSITION – FLORIDA PANHANDLE 
 
Immediate position available for hard-working, motivated individual in a well-established practice. Equal mix of primary care and surgery. Excellent opportunity to get on all insurance panels. Board qualified/Certified with ABPS preferred. Competitive salary and benefit package. Please email CV and letter of interest to kmoore@feetareneat.com.
 
ASSOCIATE POSITION - CALIFORNIA
 
Come Work for Us, We are a running multiple fulltime clinics thru out the greater Los Angeles area. We are seeking a talented full-time Podiatrist to join our growing team of DPMs. The right candidate will have strong clinical and surgical skills and must be able to hit the ground running. Your success is measured by how quickly you can assimilate into our protocol and procedures. Earn a very competitive salary on top of generous bonuses paid quarterly, additional benefits include medical insurance, paid vacation and holidays, and malpractice, not to mention growth opportunity up to partnership. Please send C/V to: comeworkforDPM@gmail.com
 
ASSOCIATE POSITION - DURANGO, CO / 4-CORNERS AREA 
 
Busy 4-corners foot and ankle clinic searching for podiatrist with 3-year residency training. Practice expanding and in need of motivated doctor who can appropriately treat operative and non-operative patients. Partnership track preferred. Multiple ancillary streams available. Income Guarantee $150-200K first year. Please send CV to nlhuge@gmail.com
 
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CLASSIFIED ADS - PRACTICES FOR SALE OR WANTED, EQUIPMENT FOR SALE
PRACTICE FOR SALE - ELYRIA, OH 
 
Thriving, active 35+ year practice in Elyria, Ohio for immediate sale. Modern office building with three treatment rooms, accredited surgical suite, nail spa, PT suite, DME, modern technology including x-ray and fluoroscan. All aspects of podiatric medicine and surgery. Fantastic opportunity to purchase a well-established practice. Contact ngcostaras@gmail.com.
 
PRACTICE FOR SALE – BRONX, NY
 
Busy long standing practice in central location. Looking to transition someone to run the practice or can purchase outright. Office has new equipment including digital x-ray and large treatment areas. Serious inquiries only. Please email for more info. feetny56@gmail.com 
 
PRACTICE FOR SALE - NORTH SAN DIEGO COUNTY, CA
 
30 yr surgical practice 50% ankle/rearfoot. Modern building (seller owned) 1 block from Hosp. PCP, Ortho, urgent care surgical referrals. Will stay for transition. Contracts with ACO and panels transferable. Dedicated staff willing to stay on. Recent grads could acquire enough cases for boards in the first year. Anklepractice@yahoo.com
 
PRACTICE FOR SALE – JUPITER, FLORIDA 
 
Thriving almost full-time practice for sale. All aspects foot & ankle medicine and surgery. Modern office and technology. Located in Jupiter, Florida. Near to hospitals and outpatient facilities. For more information contact: JupiterPodiatry214@gmail.com
 
PHILADELPHIA AREA HOME CARE PRACTICE FOR SALE 
 
Established ten years. Broad referral base includes Home Care & Hospice departments of Penn, Main Line Health, Crozier-Keystone, VA. Mercy, VNA, Private Agencies, MD/DOs & DPMs not doing house calls. Territory includes Philadelphia, Delaware Counties & Main Line. Medicare & Cash Only. Low Overhead! Huge number of homebound patients need care. Great expansion potential into Bucks & Chester counties & world of Managed Care. Leonard Goldsmith, DPM  610-529-7505. captlengoldsmith1@comcast.net
 
HOME OFFICE FOR SALE- FOREST HILLS, NEW YORK
 
BEAUTIFUL Home office for Sale, or just fully functional office rental in Forest Hills. Great traffic, existing patients, turn-key operation, fully equipped, Digital x-rays, etc. A must see. Please Contact Dr. Silva for any questions regarding the property on his cell anytime: (917)-589-1870.
 
EQUIPMENT FOR SALE - ELLMAN ELECTROSURGICAL SURGITRON
 
Ellman Electrosurgical Surgitron, with multiple assorted electrodes, neutral plate, foot pedal. Excellent condition. Must sell. Excellent for soft tissue and nail surgery and for coagulation for open surgery. Pictures and price upon request.  Contact: ksherkin@gmail.com
 
PM NEWS CLASSIFIED  ADS REACH OVER 18,000 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 18,000 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.
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