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May 06, 2021 #6,944 Publisher-Barry Block, DPM, JD

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PM NEWS QUICK POLL
Should podiatrists have the opportunity to train to be Mohs surgeons?
 
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PODIATRISTS AND THE PANDEMIC
PA Podiatrist Warns About Potential PPP Scams
 
A podiatrist in Montgomery County alerted the Troubleshooters to this one wanting to make sure no one falls for this latest pandemic-related scam. Like so many other business owners, Alicia Canzanese, DPM sought federal funds to stay afloat amid the pandemic. "I had to apply for a payroll protection loan after the first round of stimulus so that I could continue to pay my employees," she said. "With a payroll protection loan, if you used it a certain way, if you fit a certain number of criteria, you could get the loan forgiven."
 
Dr. Alicia Canzanese
 
So Dr. Canzanese applied for that loan forgiveness. Then last week, she got a message from someone claiming to be from the bank that issued the loan. "I heard the voicemail saying, 'There's an issue with your loan, or we have some questions about your loan forgiveness, please call us back,'" she said. When Canzanese did, she got suspicious. "The pattern of how they answer the phone just wasn't the same as it normally was," she added. That is because the caller was a con artist. Fortunately for Canzanese, she did what is advised by authorities when receiving a call from someone asking for personal information. She hung up and called Bank of America directly. Her bank confirmed the message was a scam. And for PPP loans, in most cases, no one will call you, experts say.
 
Source: Nydia Han and Heather Grubola, 6ABC-TV [5/4/21]
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PODIATRISTS IN THE NEWS
Lapiplasty Bunion Surgery Ofers Faster Recovery Time: MO Podiatrist
 
“Bunions are very common, so I see them about 10 times a week. So of that, approximately 25% of them have a severe bunion,” said Thomas Bembynista, DPM. To fix a bunion, you need surgery. And with the way surgery used to be done, you’d have to stay off your feet completely for up to six weeks. A surgery that’s been around for several years, called the lapiplasty, allows for a much quicker recovery time. 
 
Dr. Thomas Bembynista
 
“It allows for a more normal function to occur more quickly. The accurate cut, along with the possibility of making sure that it’s held together just perfectly, so you can bear weight on it right away,” Dr. Bembynista said. After the cut, the bone is straightened and held in place with metal plates, relieving pain and getting the foot’s shape back. It allows a patient to spend maybe a week away from relatively normal activity. 
 
Source: Abby Eden, Fox4 News [5/3/21]
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ABFAS NEWS
ABFAS Announces Results of the 2021 Board of Directors Election
 
The American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery (ABFAS) has announced the results of the 2021 Board of Directors election. Three director positions were open.
 
(L-R) Drs. Nicole Bauerly, Michael Dujela, and Roland Ramdass
 
Joining the board for their first terms are Michael D. Dujela, DPM and Roland S. Ramdass, DPM. One incumbent, Nicole A. Bauerly, DPM will rejoin the board. All three of these terms become effective on September 1, 2021, and will end on August 31, 2024.
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FPMB NEWS
AZ Podiatrist Elected as FPMB President
 
The Federation of Podiatric Medical Boards (FPMB), a national nonprofit that promotes and protects the public’s podiatric health, safety, and welfare, has announced the election of Barbara A. Campbell, DPM as president. Dr. Campbell has served on the FPBM executive board since 2018.
 
Dr. Barbara Campbell
 
Dr. Campbell is a board-certified podiatric physician who graduated from the California College of Podiatric Medicine (CCPM). She is an adjunct instructor for the Arizona Podiatric Medicine Program at Midwestern University, is the Medical Director of ComfortFit Orthotic Labs since 2013, and has served as president of the Arizona Podiatric Medical Association (AzPMA).
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MEETING NEWS
ACLES National Conference Held Virtually 
 
The American College of Lower Extremity Surgeons (ACLES) held their annual national meeting over four days this past weekend. Originally scheduled as an on-site program outside of Detroit, recent Michigan statewide COVID-19 restrictions changed the entire lecture series chaired by William Sarchino, DPM to a virtual meeting. The program ran without a hitch and a full agenda of excellent speakers held the attention of nearly 100 attendees. The Academy of Physicians in Wound Healing is a collaborative society with ACLES.
 
(L-R) Drs. William Sarchino and Steven Kravitz
 
Dr. Steven Kravitz gave a presentation on sclerotherapy and complications including a case study of a case that nearly led to a BK amputation. Considering the recent dialogue in PM News on the Mohs surgical technique for malignant subungual melanoma, the lecture was very timely as it emphasized the need for appropriate training before performing these procedures. Other well-known speakers included: Drs. Allen Jacobs, Byron Hutchinson, Bryan Markinson, "Doc" Dockery, Steve McClain, David Novicki, Daniel Aronovitz, and Leland Jaffe
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PRACTICE MANAGEMENT TIP OF THE DAY
Technologies Practices are Leveraging to Deliver Better Patient Care - Part 3
 
Here are technologies and their importance for practices in today's care delivery system.
 
3. Communication and collaboration platform
 
To accommodate the increase in remote work and virtual collaboration, practices are turning to communication and collaboration platforms, such as Microsoft Teams and Slack. They typically include a wide range of features, such as chat and video meeting capabilities; personal and team file storage and sharing; real-time file collaboration; and integration with numerous apps and services to further support productivity and teamwork. With the ability to access these platforms across essentially all devices, they serve as a mechanism for practices to deliver services to patients and support efforts for staff to better communicate and work together. While such platforms will not permanently replace in-person meetings, virtual gatherings and collaboration are undoubtedly here to stay.
 
Source: Nelson  Gomes, Physicians Practice [4/29/21]
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CODINGLINE CORNER
Query: Steroid Injections and Injectables 
 
In the Northeast region, my billing service has advised that a drug code is required for payment on injections. Is that correct? I always include the drug code, i.e.: J1100, J3301, etc. with no denials.
 
PM News Subscriber
 
Response: Generally, this is true. This tends to be “payer by payer” for being “required” as part of the submission. It is good you are using the J codes as noted, as they should be reimbursed with your injections and do, in fact, make the coding more accurate and complete.
 
Michael King, DPM, Nashville, TN
 
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QUERIES (NON-CLINICAL)
Query: Recommendation for Collection Agency
 
Can anyone recommend a good collection agency that works on a contingency basis? 
 
Ian Klein, DPM, St. Petersburg, FL
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RESPONSES/COMMENTS (NON-CLINICAL)
RE: Never, Never, Never Give Up 
From: Leonard A. Levy, DPM, MPH
 
There was a time not too long ago when the Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Hospitals did not permit podiatric physicians to do surgery in a hospital without the presence of a scrubbed and gowned MD. There was a time when the Commission did not allow DPMs to admit patients. There was a time when DPMs did not perform and were likely not trained to perform rearfoot surgery. There was also a time when hospital-based residencies for the DPM either did not exist or were extremely scarce and, when they did become available, were for from just 6 months to a year in duration.
 
Today, after considerable effort and struggle, three-year residencies are the standard and virtually all graduates complete such programs. Indeed, a year of residency must be completed before even obtaining a license to practice. The message was best articulated by the World War II Prime Minister of England, Winston Churchill: "Never, never, never give up.” Much still needs to be done for podiatric medicine to acquire its full recognition and access to all the training it needs to finally reach the level it should have so that the public will be best served. Never, never, never give up. 
 
Leonard A. Levy, DPM, MPH, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
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RESPONSES/COMMENTS (RELEVANT RESEARCH) - PART 1A
From: Jeffrey Kass, DPM
 
The discussion of Mohs surgery has been going on for a few days. Some podiatrists have chimed in that this is something beyond the scope of podiatrists where other colleagues have disagreed stating you should be able to if you have the training. 
 
The NYSPMA apparently appears to side with the camp that podiatrists should NOT be able to perform Mohs surgery. This is evidenced by the podiatry scope bill that is currently trying to be passed. This bill which makes “technical corrections” to the bill specifies podiatrists are NOT allowed to perform Mohs surgery. 
 
Jeffrey Kass, DPM, Forest Hills, NY 
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RESPONSES/COMMENTS (RELEVANT RESEARCH) - PART 1B
From: Bryan C. Markinson, DPM
 
Dr. Roth says, "since most pods can operate on soft tissue to the knee, it makes sense that one day a podiatrist will get this training and act as a referral for these lesions of the foot and leg. WHY NOT? He goes on to ask, ”Why not think big?" If this represents deep, considered thought about why podiatrists should be offered training in Mohs surgery, or interventional radiology, I believe it to be embarrassing should a dermatologist or interventional radiologist see it. However, if a DPM that Dr. Roth mentors and encourages to think big wants to be a Mohs surgeon or interventional radiologist, I have laid out exactly how one thinking big can get that done in my last two PM News issues.
 
Bryan C. Markinson, DPM, NY, NY
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YOU CAN'T MAKE THESE THINGS UP

RE: Outrageous Shoes of the Day

A new twist on barefoot running?

Source: Submitted by Pearl Herman

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CLASSIFIED ADS - ASSOCIATE POSITIONS AND FELLOWSHIPS
FULL TIME PODIATRIST - NEW JERSEY 
 
We are a fast-growing podiatry practice in New 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, guaranteed 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 - CHICAGO
 
Available immediately. Home visits/ some facilities/ some office hours . Illinois license is required. Existing patients’ base. Net $250-325K. logistics are provided. Full- and part-time are available. Contact vadim.goshko@gmail.com or 312-375-6430.
 
ASSOCIATE POSITION/PRACTICE FOR SALE – NASSAU COUNTY, LONG ISLAND 
 
Part time associate to work needed, or part time associate willing to work one day steady per week. Will sell 500k gross practice for 200k with sale of home/ office. North shore, Nassau county, Long Island. Contact: bombbustr7@aol.com
 
ASSOCIATE POSITION - NYC 
 
Fast growing, multi-location practice in Manhattan, NY is looking for a motivated, driven practitioner to join our surgical, sports-medicine based practice.  Our full-time associates average $200k+ per year. If personable, motivated, well-trained, and driven to succeed, we would be delighted to discuss a position with you. We offer a strong compensation package including health benefits and a healthy pension. Please send a cover letter and cv to: footdocnyc@outlook.com 
 
ASSOCIATE POSITION - WESTERN NY  
 
Full time associate looking to live in Western New York. Low cost of living area with multiple city centers a short drive away. Great place to live and raise a family. Great prospect for experienced DPM as well as a new graduate who desires to be part of a team and ultimately wants to be a partner in private practice and transition to ownership. Senior doctor is happy and willing to mentor. Must be willing to merge into an already established protocol based office with state of the art facility and equipment. Practice includes all aspects of podiatry ranging from surgery to routine care. Yourpracticenow@gmail.com
 
ASSOCIATE POSITION  NASSAU COUNTY, NY 
 
Multiple office practice located in Nassau County, New York seeking motivated, energetic individual to become an Associate in Merrick and Westbury locations. Multi lingual a plus. Leading to partnership and eventual ownership of practices. Please email CV to dgrossman5@optimum.net.
 
ASSOCIATE POSITION - ALBUQUERQUE, NM 
 
Foot & Ankle Specialists of New Mexico has an exciting position open for a board qualified or board-certified foot and ankle surgeon to start in the fall of 2021. You can view our website at footanklenm.com. Spanish speaking and Fellowship is a plus but not a requirement. Billing/coding experience is preferred. Compensation is a competitive salary plus a percentage bonus structure to start. Please email CV and cover letter to sswrege@yahoo.com.
 
ASSOCIATE POSITION - PISCATAWAY/HILLSBOROUGH, NJ 
 
We are a busy podiatry office with locations in Piscataway and Hillsborough, NJ. The office has been in practice for over 31 years and has great reputations. We are looking for motivated and driven full-time and part-time doctors. Candidate will be comfortable meeting doctors and business owners to build referral relationships. We will provide you with every tool needed for your success- treatment protocols, peer networking groups, and a full-time marketing person. drwishnie@stopfootpainfast.com  
 
RESIDENCY POSITION - BOSTON MEDICAL CENTER 
 
News Flash as Boston Medical Center is granted an additional RRA position (PGY-1) for the upcoming 2021-2022 year. Could you be the next RRA resident at BMC? Please send most recent CASPR application or similar to Winnie Chen via email winnie.chen@bmc.org.
 
PM NEWS CLASSIFIED  ADS REACH OVER 20,000 DPMs AND STUDENTS
 
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CLASSIFIED ADS - PRACTICES FOR SALE OR WANTED, EQUIPMENT FOR SALE
OFFICE TO SHARE – MANHATTAN (MIDTOWN EAST)  
 
A podiatry office to share in a prime location near Grand Central. Located on the ground floor with direct street access (no doorman), the office was beautifully renovated in 2019 as a modern medical facility. It is 900 SF with 5 treatment rooms and currently has one DPM. We are looking for a full time, long-term lease but will consider other options. For additional information, please email: podiatryoffice25@gmail.com.
 
PRACTICE FOR SALE - NORTH CENTRAL TEXAS 
 
Established, 35 plus years, growing practice for sale. General podiatry with large volume of wound care, diabetic foot care, and pediatric treatment. Hospital privileges close by. Strong referral base with great growth potential. Contact  cscjrlaw@gmail.com or 972-978-6691.
 
PRACTICE FOR SALE - SOUTHERN MASSACHUSETTS 
 
Est. practice with optimum visibility and referrals. 3.5 days/week; increase growth by adding hours. Great income potential for a foot surgeon. Hospital privileges available. Gross approx. $300,000. Priced at $170,000 includes equipment, turn-key. Email at dpmassist@gmail.com
 
PRACTICE FOR SALE - PALM BEACH COUNTY, FLORIDA 
 
Retiring. 40-year practice. Superb location, coastal Palm Beach County. Nonsurgical care, mostly geriatric. 4 exam rooms, 2 whirlpool rooms. Small surgical suite with x-ray.  Kitchen/lab area includes autoclave. One private office with restroom. Cannot give accurate income estimate due to 3-year illness+pandemic. lwp01@bellsouth.net or 561-586-3100.
 
PRACTICE FOR SALE - WHITE PLAINS, NY 
 
30 year old practice in growing development of White Plains for sale. Owner retiring from practice. Opportunity to purchase practice with established base. Full service practice with in office procedures and surgery center privileges. Strong new patient volume. Priced to sell with flexible terms. Contact: MCrosby518@gmail.com
 
PRACTICE FOR SALE - WESTERN WASHINGTON STATE 
 
33 year old well-rounded surgical/non-surgical practice located north of Seattle, a five minute drive to the local hospital and surgery centers. The practice is blocks from the ocean with plenty of parking and includes a small in-office operatory with a mini C-arm. WApodoffice@gmail.com
 
PRACTICE FOR SALE – NEW JERSEY
 
15 min. from Philly; 38 y/o practice; all phases of podiatry office and hosp. surgery EMR, digital x-ray, great staff. Grosses 300 K in 2 1/2 days can easily expand to full time. Optional building purchase. Retiring but will stay as long as needed for transition. contact jay195322@gmail.com 
 
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