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June 27, 2017 #5,957 Publisher-Barry Block, DPM, JD

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PM NEWS QUICK POLL

Quick Poll

 
Do you use a scribe in your practice?
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PODIATRISTS IN THE NEWS
MI Podiatrist Discusses Summer Foot Injuries in Children 
 
The podiatrists of the Michigan Podiatric Medical Association (MPMA) share that no matter what their sport or whether they play competitively or just for fun, children will have one important thing in common: They’ll need their feet to be pain-free if they're going to play their best and prevent injuries.
 
Dr. Jodie Sengstock
 
Sports-related foot and ankle injuries are on the rise as more children participate actively in sports,” Dr. Jodie Sengstock says. “Parents need to be vigilant to ensure children’s feet remain healthy and safe. And remember—lack of complaint by a child is not a reliable sign that everything is fine. The bones of growing feet are so flexible that they can be twisted and distorted without the child being aware of it.”
 
Source: Source: Chris Morrisroe, West Bloomfield Patch [6/23/17]
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INTERNATIONAL PODIATRISTS IN THE NEWS
Canadian Podiatrist Calls on Gov’t to Reverse Podiatry Services Cut
 
Moose Jaw’s only podiatrist believes the provincial government’s decision to cut funding to podiatry services effective July 1 will result in patients losing limbs. “There’s no question that the community here needs the service. From a business standpoint, I’m going to have issues maintaining the clinic,” said Dr.  Ata Stationwala.
 
Dr. Ata Stationwala (photo: Crystal Schick)
 
The provincial government announced the $1.2-million cut to podiatry services in the provincial budget released in March. Stationwala is now calling on the provincial government to reverse the cut. Last year, he saw about 4,800 patients. Many patients will now have to decide whether to continue with care or access it elsewhere, such as through emergency rooms. Stationwala believes the latter will not save the government the projected $1.2 million it aims to by cutting the program.
 
Source: Lisa Goudy, Moose Jaw Times Herald (6/24/17)
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ON THE INTERNATIONAL LECTURE CIRCUIT
CA Podiatrist Lectures at UK's Premier Podiatric Biomechanics Seminar
 
Dr. Kevin Kirby spoke this weekend at the UK’s premier podiatric biomechanics seminar, Biomechanics Summer School. Other lecturers included James Woodburn, PhD (UK), Luke Kelly, PhD (Australia), Benno Nigg, PhD (Canada), Simon Bartold (Australia), and James Moore (UK). The seminar was attended by 130 podiatrists, orthopedic surgeons, and physiotherapists from the UK and Europe.  
 
(L-R) Drs. Kevin Kirby, James Woodburn, Luke Kelly, Benno Nigg; Simon Bartold, and James Moore
 
Lecture and workshop topics included plantar intrinsic muscle function, longitudinal arch-load sharing system, latest 3D printing technologies for orthoses and shoes, foot and hip strengthening techniques, tissue stress-based clinical exam techniques, treating elite sports athletes, biomechanics of plantar plate tears, and new running biomechanics paradigms. 
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PODIATRISTS AND THE LAW
CO Podiatrist Sentenced to Prison for Healthcare Fraud
 
A Fort Collins podiatrist was sentenced to serve six (6) months in prison and pay a $20,000 fine for fraudulently billing Medicare for routine foot care services, announced Acting United States Attorney John Green. According to court filings, Dr. Michael Thomas, age 55, pleaded guilty to eight counts of healthcare fraud arising from a scheme to bill Medicare for toenail trimming, which is not covered by Medicare, as if it were nail debridement, which is a more serious procedure that may be covered if certain clinical criteria are met. In addition to the prison sentence and fine, Thomas must pay $40,460 in restitution to Medicare and complete 2 years of supervised release at the end of his prison term.
 
Source: US Attorney's Office
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PODIATRIC PRODUCTS IN THE NEWS
Paragon 28® launches the PHANTOM™ Lapidus Intramedullary Nail System
 
Paragon 28 has announced the launch of the PHANTOM™ Lapidus Intramedullary Nail, the first dedicated intramedullary nail designed specifically for use in correction of arthrodesis of the first TMT joint. The nail utilizes crossed screw fixation both distally and proximally which has been shown to generate greater compressive force than screws placed through a plate.
 
Drs. Thomas Chang and James Clancy
 
Paragon 28 is grateful for the significant contributions by Thomas Chang, DPM, James Clancy, DPM, Dr. Michael Houghton, MD, and Dr. Thomas San Giovanni, MD, made as surgeon designers of this system.
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PRACTICE MANAGEMENT TIP OF THE DAY
7 Ways to Market Your Practice in the Digital Age - Part 4
 
Marketing is critical to get your practice information out to the public. When is the last time you took a close look at your practice and its online presence? Here are a few suggestions:
 
4: Logo and Printables: Perhaps it is time to update your practice logo? This gives a brand new face to your practice. Find a local graphic art service and see what they can come up with. Remember, the logo is often the first thing patients notice!
 
Source: Rebecca Fox, MD, Physicians Practice [6/12/17]
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CODINGLINE CORNER
Query: Airwalkers and Fracture Care
 
For fractures being billed to Blue Cross Blue Shield insurance, can I bill the Airwalker or CAM Walker separately from fracture care global code?
 
Matthew German, DPM, Livonia, MI
 
Response: Yes, you can. Casting (subsequent, not initial casting), DME, casting supplies, and x-rays are all outside of the global payment for fracture care.
 
You can bill separately for all such products within the normal guidelines of medical necessity and per the payer’s plan.
 
Mike King, DPM, Roswell, GA
 
For information on Codingline subscriptions, click here
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RESPONSE/COMMENTS ( OBITUARIES)
RE: The Passing of John B. Toepp, DPM
 
Dr. John B. Toepp, 86, of South Bend, IN passed away at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 21, 2017 at his home.
 
Dr. John Toepp
 
He graduated from Rosalind Franklin University and William Scholl School of Podiatry. He served his country honorably in the United States Navy. John was self employed as a podiatrist, retiring in 2009 after over fifty years.
 
Source: South Bend Tribune [6/25/17]
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RESPONSE/COMMENTS (PM NEWS QUICK POLLS)
From: Greg Caringi, DPM  
 
Since we started using our EHR in 2012, we have used a combination of standard dictation using an old school micro-cassette recorder which is transcribed into Practice Fusion, and self-entry using templates that we designed for most other circumstances. We then review, edit, and sign the transcribed notes the next day. So far, so good. I guess we are using a scribe of sorts, plus our transcriptionist can make simple edits. Our hospital is converting to full voice recognition, so the handwriting is on the wall. 
 
Greg Caringi, DPM, Lansdale, PA

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YOU CAN'T MAKE THESE THINGS UP

RE: Outrageous Shoe of the Day

Is this shoe nutty?

Source:  Alice van Opstal via Virtual Shoe Museum

MEETING NOTICES

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PM PODIATRY HALL OF FAME LUNCHEON

July 29, 2017 – Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center- Nashville, TN

Honoring G. "Dock" Dockery, DPM and Benjamin J. Wallner 

Sponsored by Bako Integrated Physician Services (Silver), PICA (Bronze), and Sammy Systems (Bronze)

PM News subscribers are invited to see Dr. Dockery and Mr. Wallner inducted in the PM Podiatry Hall of Fame, including roasts by special guests. 

All ticket proceeds go to the APMA Educational Foundation Student Endowment Fund. Reserve your tickets now by sending $75 per ticket to: APMA Educational Foundation Student Scholarship Fund, 9312 Old Georgetown Road, Bethesda, MD 20814 or via the APMA Meeting registration form.


CLASSIFIED ADS - PART 1- ASSOCIATE POSITIONS AND FELLOWSHIPS
ASSOCIATE POSITION – MISSOURI 
 
Highly respected, busy practice seeking PSR-36 board certified/qualified foot and ankle surgeon to become an associate and future partner. Must be dedicated, hardworking, and motivated with excellent skills with compassionate bedside manner dedicated to providing high quality patient care, wound care, foot & ankle surgery. Excellent working relationship with referring physicians. We operate at top-notch hospitals and surgery centers. Our office is equipped with certified EMR, digital x-ray, laser, EPAT and more. Meaningful Use attested and MIPS-ready. Located 20 miles west of St. Louis. Send CV, cover letter and salary requirements to paifootandankle@gmail.com
 
PODIATRIST WANTED - WESTERN SUFFOLK COUNTY AND NORTHERN NASSAU COUNTY 
 
Per diem position. Please contact: bombbustr7@aol.com
 
ASSOCIATE POSITION - LONG ISLAND, NY
 
Looking for an experienced, preferably board certified/qualified podiatrist for busy practice, must be personable, energetic and highly motivated. Well rounded practice incorporating all phases of podiatry including general podiatry, surgery, wound care, orthopedics. P/T, F/T position available, excellent salary. Please email CV to: jbmbcw@yahoo.com
 
ASSOCIATE POSITIONS – GEORGIA 
 
Village Podiatry Group, a wholly owned subsidiary of Extremity Healthcare, Inc. is growing and seeking board qualified/certified associates with a State of Georgia license. Ideal candidates have 3-5 years’ experience and knowledge of coding/billing, and desire to excel while utilizing our practice owned ancillaries. Our successful model is built to enrich the physicians and their efforts. Serious inquiries only to Tony Brzezicki, Human Resources, at tbrzezicki@extremityhc.com or fax (770.874.1748). Starting salary will be based on experience and the value you bring to the practice. EHI also offers a competitive benefits package.
 
ASSOCIATE POSITION - LEONARDTOWN, MD
 
Established practice looking for a full-time podiatrist for a new location in Leonardtown, MD. Must live within 20 miles from the office. The ideal candidate will have strong clinical skills including ulcer care, diabetes and general footcare. Must have a strong office personality with the ability to maintain and attract patients. Advanced surgical training a plus, but not required. Please send C/V to footdocs17@gmail.com
 
PODIATRIST WANTED - WESTERN SUFFOLK COUNTY AND NORTHERN NASSAU COUNTY
 
Per diem position. Please contact: bombbustr7@aol.com
 
ASSOCIATE  FULL-TIME POSITION - SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
 
Busy 3 office muti-doctor practice looking for ABPS qualified/certified associate leading to partnership. Excellent salary and full benefits including health, malpractice and 401K retirement. Inland Empire/Suburban Los Angeles. E-mail your CV to familyfootcenter@verizon.net.  I will be attending the Western Conference in Anaheim this week if you would like to interview.
 
PART-TIME to FULL-TIME ASSOCIATE OPPORTUNITY – CHICAGO 
 
Multi-location group-Chicago/Near West Suburbs - Opening for ABFAS Board Certified associate. Surgical/ortho patient load. No homes.  EMR, digital x-ray, laser, ultrasound, shockwave, surgery center & amazing support staff.  Part-time to start-but if you’re a self-starter-can be Full -time. Benefits available. Associateship & practice equity available for the right doc. Send CV  to drtsatsos@anklenfoot.com
 
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CLASSIFIED ADS PART 2 - PRACTICES FOR SALE OR WANTED, EQUIPMENT FOR SALE
PRACTICE FOR SALE - MARYLAND—ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY 
 
(PRICED TO SELL) Full-time, solo podiatry practice of 40 years includes office condominium and licensed surgicenter. Located in professional building near two hospitals. Fully equipped with digital x-ray system and EHR.  Practice—Condominium Office – Surgicenter ready for motivated ambitious individual to step in and earn immediate income.  Perfect for recent residency grad. Email: practiceforsale@comcast.net
 
PRACTICE FOR SALE - PRIME LOCATION IN LA  
 
Located in MOB adjacent to hospital. Great physician referrals and well established patient base. Be busy and great income from day one. Established 30 years. Currently 2 days a week. Easily full time if desired. Will stay for smooth transition. Asking $300K. Email sales@podigear.com.
 
PRACTICE FOR SALE – CENTRAL NEW JERSEY 
 
Part time practice for sale with office condo in professional complex. Primarily routine foot care, biomechanical and wound care with strong potential for added services. Easily expanded to full time practice. Serious buyers send email to kt140325@gmail.com    
 
PM NEWS CLASSIFIED  ADS REACH OVER 16,500 DPMs AND STUDENTS
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