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May 29, 2014 #5,071 Publisher-Barry Block, DPM, JD

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AT THE COLLEGES
Seinfeld Makes Second Donation to NYCPM in Honor of NY Podiatrist
 
(L-R) Dr. Joseph D'Amico and Jerry Seinfeld
 
For the second year in a row, comedian Jerry Seinfeld has made a substantial donation to the New York College of Podiatric Medicine (NYCPM)  as a tribute to his podiatrist, Joseph D’Amico, DPM, Professor of Orthopedics and Pediatrics at the College. Dr. D’Amico directed that the donation be made to NYCPM, his alma mater. It will be used to support the Richard O. Schuster Memorial Biomechanics Seminar and for biomechanical research at the College.    

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PODIATRISTS OVERCOMING ADVERSITY
NY Podiatrist With Parkinson's Disease Teaches Zumba Classes
 
A new push is on to provide more specialized care for millions of people with Parkinson's disease and related conditions that impair control of body movement. Dr. Beth Hochstein, who was diagnosed with young-onset Parkinson's in 2007 at age 36, was on medication to control tremors. In 2010, she had to give up her career as a podiatrist in Great Neck, NY because of the side-effects from medication to control her hands during surgery. A movement-disorder specialist she consulted early on had advised her that exercise "was the best non-medical help I could get."
 
Dr. Beth Hochstein teaching Zumba Class
 
Dr. Hochstein had grown up dancing and took it up again, starting with hip-hop and then popular Zumba classes. She trained with a program called Dance for PD led by the Brooklyn, N.Y.-based Mark Morris Dance Company and now teaches a class affiliated with a hospital near her home.
 
Source: Laura Landro, Wall Street Journal [5/26/14]

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OUTSIDE INTERESTS

CA Podiatrist Sells Stake in Children's Shoe-Sizing App on Shark Tank

Shark Tank, The ABC show featuring Mark Cuban and company, brings together the best independent business owners in front of the sharks so that they can pitch their product and get some of that cold hard investment cash. This week featured the women behind The Foot Fairy — an iPad app that helps you size your tots’ tootsies in the comfort of wherever. Enter Dr. Sylvie Shapiro and Nicole Brooks of Foot Fairy. The two pals are mothers of young children, sure, but they’ve got more going on than that.

Dr. Sylvie Shapiro and Nicole Brooks

Shapiro, the licensed podiatrist, and Brooks, a family therapist, juggle the demands of kids and careers. Their number one logistic nightmare? Kids’ shoe-shopping. That’s why they created their handy app. Most of the sharks thought that the idea was good, but not proprierty. Mark Cuban saw the value and bought 40 percent of the company for $100,000, an offer the women could not refuse. 

Source: Anam Syed, Bustle

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INTERNATIONAL PODIATRISTS IN THE COMMUNITY
UK Podiatrist Planning to Party After Completing 127,000-Feet Charity Climb
 
An East Lancashire podiatrist has put his best foot forward on the biggest challenge of his life. Adrian Clark, 48, from Simonstone, is set to complete all 214 peaks in Alfred Wainwright’s Pictorial Guide to the Lakeland Fells, which will have taken him eight months.
 
Adrian Clark looks delighted after reaching the base of Great Gable
 
By the end of the final day, during which he will be joined by a group of 13 friends, Adrian will have climbed a total of 127,000 feet. He has so far raised more than £1,200 for the RNLI, and hopes to boost that this week. Adrian, who has been a podiatrist at St James’ Clinic in Burnley for 25 years, said: “I was inspired by Joss Naylor who completed this challenge in a week in 1986. I’ve been alone for most of it which has been difficult."
 
Source: Jon Robinson, Lancashire Telegraph [5/27/14]
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MEDICAL EDUCATION NEWS
More MD Grads Than Residencies for Second Year
 
Despite the physician shortage, hundreds of medical school graduates can't get residencies, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. In many cases, failure to obtain a residency--a vital part of becoming a medical doctor--is not due to a student's performance but rather with supply and demand in the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP), which allocates residencies, according to the article.
 
In addition, even though the physician shortage persists, there are simply more graduates than residencies, the article states. This year, 26,678 positions were available, according to the NRMP's annual report. This is the second consecutive year there were more graduates than residencies. "We've gotten to a choke point where there are more students graduating than are getting a residency," Janis Orlowski, senior director in healthcare affairs for the Association of Modern Medical Colleges, told the Post-Gazette.
 
Source: Zack Budryk, Fierce Healthcare [5/27/14] via Dr. Robert Scott Steinberg

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HEALTHCARE NEWS
Compression Therapy for Venous Leg Ulcer Often Suboptimal
 
Compression therapy is effective in treating venous leg ulcers, but home care nurses often fail to supply bandaging with adequate pressure, according to Danish researchers. "Our study strongly indicates that a substantial proportion of patients with venous leg ulcers do not receive adequate therapy," said Dr. Kian Zarchi of Roskilde Hospital in Denmark.
 
"Future technological solutions, allowing continuous measurements of the sub-bandage pressure, would solve this problem, but until then, implementation of frequent training programs focusing on nurses' bandaging skills is pivotal to ensure proper treatment of patients with venous leg ulcers," he told Reuters Health by email.
 
Source: David Douglas, Medscape News via Reuters [5/21/14]

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DOCTOR PATIENT RELATIONSHIPS IN THE NEWS
Ban the Handshake in Healthcare Proposed
 
Hand hygiene compliance is the key to infection prevention efforts, but the hand-to-hand transfer of infectious bacteria remains a common public health hazard. Is it time to ban handshakes in healthcare settings? In an editorial published online in JAMA earlier this month, 3 clinicians from the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA in Los Angeles propose the prohibition of this familiar greeting between providers and patients in order to prevent passing pathogens, reduce infection rates, and ensure patient safety.
 
According to their proposal, hospitals, surgical centers, and office practices would be designated "handshake-free zones," in which open-handed waves, bowed heads, hands over the heart and yoga-style, "Namaste" gestures would become the custom. Their caution is not entirely far-fetched. Last year, researchers from the West Virginia University School of Medicine found that a fist-bump between providers was less likely to transfer bacteria than a handshake. The California clinicians admit that eliminating handshakes won't be easy, but argue that it deserves further study.
 
Source: David Bernard, Outpatient Surgery [5/27/14]

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SUNSHINE ACTS NEWS
Physician Registration to Review Sunshine Act Data Now Open
 
Beginning August 1, 2013, the Physician Payment Sunshine Act (PPSA), a section of the Affordable Care Act, required manufacturers of drugs, devices, biologicals, or medical supplies to start collecting data consisting of payments and other transfers of value made to physicians, including podiatrists. CMS will post the information on a publicly available, searchable online database by September 30, 2014, and on June 30 of each year thereafter.
 
Physicians are not required to collect and report data. Physicians should, however, register with CMS to review and potentially dispute data about payments or other transfers of value they have received from drug and medical device companies. Physicians are not required to review and dispute the data but are encouraged to do so to ensure its accuracy.
 
Source: APMA Weekly Focus [5/27/14}

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RESPONSES/COMMENTS (NON-CLINICAL)
RE: Kudos to APMA Coding Team
From: Joseph S Borreggine DPM
 
I would like to compliment and thank Drs. Harry Goldsmith, Jim Christina, and the APMA trustees along with the ICD-10 experts for all their hard work providing the necessary education, preparation tools and webinars, along with their  individual expertise on the subjects of ICD-10 and Stage II Meaningful Use. Even though this "Perfect Storm" was averted by government delays, our profession's leadership certainly did their due diligence to prepare the APMA membership to enter into the "eye of storm" of ICD-10 and Stage II Meaningful Use collision. 
 
The new deadline for this impending forecast is 2015. I suggest that all PM News readers heed the advice of these experts and continue to be prepared and stay on top of the pending ICD-10 changes coming Oct 1, 2015. And if you are an APMA member, then use all the available resources they have provided to stay fresh in the coding conversions. Continue to create coding scenarios along with presenting questions to the appropriate coding experts to obtain their suggestions and opinions on these matters. 
 
Regardless of what most think, "the winds of change" are still off in the distance and eventually over the next {year} will form into another "storm"...so, be prepared!
 
Joseph S Borreggine, DPM, Charleston,IL, footfixr@consolidated.net
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ASSOCIATE POSITION - PHILADELPHIA 
 
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