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January 10, 2019 #6,349 Publisher-Barry Block, DPM, JD

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PM NEWS QUICK POLL

Quick Poll

 
What percentage of your CME requirement does your state allow you to take online or in print? 
 
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NOMINATIONS OPEN FOR PM FUTURE STARS
Nominations Open for 2019 PM Future Stars
 
In 2019, Podiatry Management Magazine will be publishing our continuing series highlighting young practitioners. We are asking our readers to nominate potential candidates who are making a difference. We invite you to send us the name of a young practitioner (graduated 2009 or later) and why s/he should be recognized. Self-nominations will be accepted. Simply write to bblock@podiatrym.com
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PODIATRISTS IN THE NEWS
Smart Ribbon Technology Prevents Over-Prescribing of Opiods: TX Podiatrist
 
In 2018, some hospitals began using a Smart Ribbon technology to provide physicians with just-in-time information when they are treating patients. S. Nicholas Desai, DPM is the enterprise chief medical officer with Houston Methodist and a foot and ankle surgeon with Houston Methodist Podiatry Associates. He explained the Smart Ribbon technology. "It's like a Google Toolbar, providing an efficient shortcut to the information needed in real-time like: what labs has the patient had? What medications have they been on? What tests have been ordered? Instead of looking all over for this information, it synchronizes it in one easy place," Dr. Desai said.
 
Dr. S. Nicholas Desai
 
"With the Smart Ribbon, I can now see easily without having to go to the PDMP [prescription drug monitoring programs] site that Patient X was prescribed 14 pain pills two days ago at another hospital, so now I will only prescribe an additional six pills instead of prescribing a full order again," Desai said. "This will help in alleviating the overprescribing of opioids that is surpassing norms."
 
Source: Tracy Maness, Houston Chronicle [1/8/10]
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PODIATRISTS IN THE COMMUNITY - PART 1
PA Podiatrist Retires after 50 Years
 
Dr. Franklin Vogel will be stepping out of his podiatry office to walk into retirement life after 50 years at his Springfield practice. Vogel and his wife, Lynn, have decided to step back from owning and running Podiatric Medicine and Surgery following decades of service to Springfield and surrounding communities.
 
 

Drs. Franklin Vogel and Stephen Soondar
 
Starting Jan. 1, Dr. Stephen Soondar took over the private practice and is providing care to hundreds of Vogel’s patients. Soondar graduated from the Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine in 2005 and has been practicing in the Philadelphia region since. 
 
Source: Kevin Tustin, delconnewsnetwork.com [1/8/19] 
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PODIATRISTS IN THE COMMUNITY - PART 2
Car Crashes into PA Podiatrists' Office
 
The driver of an SUV crashed into a doctor's office in the Mount Airy section of Philadelphia. It happened around 1:30 a.m. Wednesday along the 6600 block of Germantown Avenue. Police say it appears the driver failed to make the turn from West Hortter Street and slammed right into the building.
 
SUV crashes into podiatrist's office
 
The 27-year-old driver was trapped inside of the vehicle. The podiatrist office of Drs. David Geltzer and Neil Rapoport has been at the Mt. Airy location for about 10 years.
 
Source: Jeannette Reyes, WPVI 6abc.com [1/9/19]
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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
Tips for Faster Credentialing - Part 3
 
Credentialing a new provider is a tedious and slow process in which every false step or delay can cost you money.  And alas, the move from paper to electronics has done little to expedite or dummy-proof the process. Follow these tips — all learned the hard way — to expedite the credentialing of a new provider.
 
3.  Five is Better Than Three - Most payers still require three professional references and will not start the credentialing process until everything - including the references - is received. As a result, a lagging reference can stop the whole process.
 
This is one of the most common reasons for delays. I recommend asking for five rather than three references. Doing so greatly improves the odds of keeping things on track. 
 
Source: Lucien Roberts, Physicians Practice [1/2/19] 
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CODINGLINE CORNER
Query: Overpayment Refund Requests by Non-ERISA Plan
 
I just received multiple over-payment refund requests from HealthSCOPE, which administers the Nevada Public Employees’ Benefits insurance program. Obviously, these are state-sponsored plans and, therefore, not directly subject to ERISA law. These requests are for dates of service as old as the year 2010. Amounts demanded range from over $1,300 down to $280. Reasons given range from “corrected provider feed” to “corrected network pricing” to “benefit error” with no further explanation. I will obviously appeal these adverse benefit determinations. What ammunition can I use in my appeals, since ERISA law probably will not help me. 
 
Jeffrey Bean, DPM, Carson City, NV
 
Response: Checking state law and your contract with this payer is a good idea. Also, consulting a healthcare attorney may be in order. You need to make sure they haven’t done the noted “corrected network pricing” using current rates, which may have declined for a service provided previously and before the so called correction took place. Some payers are notorious for such adjustments just testing to see if we will appeal or fight. Do your homework on when it was submitted, what the given rate of payment was at the time, and if your contract and state law allows such adjustments.
 
Michael King, DPM, Nashville, TN
 
For information on Codingline subscriptions, click here
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RESPONSES/COMMENTS (OBITUARIES)
RE: The Passing of James F. Newton, DPM
 
James F. Newton died comfortably in his home on Christmas Day, 2018. James graduated from the Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine in 1959. 
 
Dr. James Newton
 
He served proudly in the U.S. Navy and transferred to the U.S. Army Medical Service Corps. He retired with honor as Chief of Podiatry and Consultant to the Surgeon General at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington DC in 1981. 
 
Source: Kane Republican [1/8/19]
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QUERIES (NON-CLINICAL)
Query: Lamisil Discontinuation
 
The FDA Drug Shortage List has Lamisil 250mg as being discontinued by Novartis. It will be available until the end of April 2019. We have already had one pharmacy unable to fill a Lamisil prescription. Is anyone else feeling the impact of the discontinuation of Lamisil? 
 
Catherine Yack, DPM, Huntsville, AL
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RESPONSES/COMMENTS (NON-CLINICAL)
From: Jeffrey Kass, DPM
 
I would like to respectfully challenge the assertion that NYSPMA offers free CME to their members at the NY Clinical Conference. Members pay $2,321 to be members. Claiming CME are free is a little silly. Most members belong because they see value in obtaining the required CME in the course of one weekend. Non-members can go claim that same weekend of credits for $949. Hence, NYSPMA is claiming the value of those CME is roughly $949. 
 
Jeffrey Kass, DPM, Forest Hills, NY
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RESPONSES/COMMENTS (PM NEWS QUICK POLLS)
From: Alan Sherman, DPM
 
I’ve been following the discussion on CME in the 21st Century with great interest, as well as the current poll that PM News is running, “What percentage of your CME requirement does your state allow you to take online or in print?" The response rate is low for PM News polls…and I believe that is because so many podiatrists don’t know how many credits their state board allows them to earn online. We keep an up-to-date list of state CME requirements including how many credits each state allows to be earned online and I think podiatrists would benefit from knowing this link. 
 
Alan Sherman, DPM,  CEO, PRESENT e-Learning Systems

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CLASSIFIED ADS PART 1 - PRACTICES FOR SALE OR WANTED, EQUIPMENT FOR SALE
EQUIPMENT WANTED - DIGITAL X-RAY SYSTEM 
 
Looking for a used/refurbished DR x-ray system. I currently have the X-cel unit and want to upgrade it to a digital 20/20 system or comparable.  If you have a system for sale, or know of someone who sells used digital units, please reply to dr.fine@finefootcarecenter.com
 
PRACTICE FOR SALE - VESTAL, NEW YORK
 
Great opportunity for the entrepreneurial, independent individual who wants to “do it their way”. 38-year-old, well established, “fee-for-service” practice (no insurance).  Can easily be changed to an insurance practice if desired. 2500 sq. ft. well-maintained office & equipment. Will introduce & train. Sale price negotiable. Contact: uniquepractice@gmail.com
 
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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 16,500 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 2 - ASSOCIATE POSITIONS AND FELLOWSHIPS
ASSOCIATE POSITION - SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA (LONG BEACH)
 
Established busy practice looking for a full time podiatrist. This special doctor should be personal, teachable, motivated and independent. Must be willing to learn a Holistic approach to foot and ankle care. Please submit a CV with a cover letter and three professional references to PodiatristLB@gmail.com.
 
ASSOCIATE POSITION - HUDSON VALLEY, NEW YORK
 
Multi-office practice Hudson Valley one hour North of NYC. Solo very busy practice. Foot/Ankle surgery/general podiatry.  Future partner is a long-term thinker, entrepreneurial and can add value to the organization. Salary base $120K.  Email CV to Podfoot1@gmail.com
 
ASSOCIATE POSITION – SUFFOLK COUNTY, NY
 
State-of-the-art busy Suffolk County practice seeks F/T or P/T doctor. Billing, charting, staff and supplies provided. Excellent package provided for F/T position includes: PTO, paid holidays, health & malpractice insurance and much much more. Please send CV and contact info to: PODCOAL@gmail.com.
 
ASSOCIATE POSITIONS – FLORIDA
 
A provider of high quality podiatric care in nursing facilities is looking for podiatrists to treat patients in Florida. We are a fast growing company looking for motivated, caring podiatrists. Full-time and part-time positions available. Please send your CV & cover letter to office@easternpodiatrypllc.com.
 
HOME FOOT CARE, INC.- MOBILE PODIATRISTS - GREATER LOS ANGELES AREA
 
Podiatrists needed to see home bound patients in the following areas: San Bernardino/Riverside, Lancaster/Palmdale, Ventura/Oxnard, LA. Choose your own days/hours, excellent monthly compensation, cloud based EHR, dedicated support staff. If interested, email CV to: homefootcare@hotmail.com
 
ASSOCIATE POSITION - NORTHERN NJ, NY METROPOLITAN AREA 
 
Full time/ Part time available. Fast growing start up podiatry practice. Seeking high motivated, entrepreneurial, well trained podiatrist, who desires independence, to join Foot and Ankle Premier Specialists LLC. Excellent fast track opportunity to ownership, with full supported medical, billing management services. Send your CV to Kcorona@footandankleps.com
 
ASSOCIATE POSITION - GETTYSBURG, PA. - FREDERICK, MD 
 
Position Available with future Buy-in/Buy-out. One owner, group practice seeks hard working, motivated individual. Additional office also located in Hagerstown, MD. Step into a busy, full scope podiatry practice. I am 52 yo and looking to sell most/all of the practice by age 60. I can teach you to also become top earner in the field, with potential real estate/office space sale as well. Don't miss this unique opportunity. AtlanticFootSurgeons.com. drhenrock@yahoo.com
 
ASSOCIATE POSITION LEADING TO PARTNERSHIP- SAN FRANCISCO/MARIN/NOR CAL BAY AREA
 
Well established 3 office practice in SF Bay Area with excellent referral base looking for an associate leading to partnership. EHR, digital x-ray. Must be personable, motivated, ethical, hard-working, committed to quality patient care, respectful of staff, and looking to establish themselves for the long term. All aspects of podiatry.  Compensation is salary plus bonus based on productivity or percentage based. Monthly travel stipend provided. Malpractice and professional dues covered for first year. Office contributes to health insurance costs. Send CV and Letter of Interest to drmarino@footprince.com
 
ASSOCIATE POSITION - SUFFOLK COUNTY, NY 
 
Multi-office podiatry practice in Central/Eastern Suffolk County seeks full/part time associate, leading to partnership. New York State license required. Must be self-motivated and energetic. Competitive compensation package. Please email CV to newpodiatrist@optimum.net.
 
ASSOCIATED NEEDED - NEW JERSEY/PHILADELPHIA AREA 
 
Doctor needed to take over busy existing patient load. Multifaceted work. NJ license mandatory. Highly Competitive package. Please email sjfootdoctor1@gmail.com
 
ASSOCIATE POSITION - CENTRAL NJ
 
Associate needed for 30+ year busy private practices in Central NJ. Applicant should be personal, independent and motivated. Practice entails all aspects of podiatry. Surgery, orthopedics, wound care, primary care and sports medicine. Competitive compensation package. To apply please email letter of intent and CV to footfx124@gmail.com
 
ASSOCIATE POSITION – MARYLAND 
 
Established practice looking for a full-time podiatrist for our three Maryland locations. The ideal candidate will have strong clinical skills including ulcer care, diabetes, surgery and general foot care. Must have a strong office personality with the ability to maintain and attract patients. Must be willing to merge into an already established protocol based office. Please send C/V to podiatristsmd@gmail.com
 
ASSOCIATE POSITION - KANSAS CITY
 
Our busy, multi-office practice is still growing and needs another doctor who understands the importance of creating an amazing patient experience as much as providing great medical care. You will be working with supportive doctors and staff who are committed to your success. Go to: www.YourFutureInPodiatry.com for full details.
 
IMMEDIATE OPENING – FLORIDA 
 
We are a large practice looking to hire a fulltime hospital-based podiatrist Must be proficient in wound care and have a minimum of Level 2 Trauma Center Training Competitive Salary and full benefits Please submit CV to cindy@atlanticfootandankle
 
DEAN OF THE SCHOOL OF PODIATRIC MEDICINE - BARRY UNIVERSITY IN FLORIDA
 
Barry University invites applications and nominations for the position of Dean of the School of Podiatric Medicine. See complete search information by clicking here  E-mail myersmcrae@myersmcrae.com to request a confidential conversation with Emily Myers or Jennifer Barfield of Myers McRae Executive Search. www.myersmcrae.com 
 
PM NEWS CLASSIFIED  ADS REACH OVER 18,000 DPMs AND STUDENTS
 
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