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August 23, 2017 #5,998 Publisher-Barry Block, DPM, JD

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ANNUAL SURVEY NOW ONLINE - WIN VALUABLE PRIZES
Congratulations to Dr. Sylvia Virbulis of Salisbury, NC, winner of last week's prize of a Zoom HRV Body Computer plus arm and ankle bands. We encourage you to participate in this year's important annual survey. Completing this anonymous survey provides us with valuable data, which we will publish in the March 2018 issue of Podiatry Management. It also makes you eligible to win thousands of dollars of valuable prizes. Enter by completing this confidential survey and providing your e-mail address in the comments section on the last page of the survey. The earlier you enter, the more chances you have to win.
 
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This is also your opportunity to vote for the next DPM and non-DPM inductees into the PM Podiatry Hall of Fame.
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AT THE COLLEGES
NYCPM Students Publish PMR
 
Sang Hyub Kim and Djavlon Khakimov (both 2018), co-Editors-in-Chief, have announced the completion of Volume 25 of the 2016-2017 Podiatric Medical Review (PMR). 
 
(L-R) Hyub Kim and Djavlon Khakimov
 
They have also announced the 2017-2018 editors: Diltaj Singh, Editor-in-Chief (2019); Hyunji Boo and Brian Wolff (both 2019), Senior Editors; Hussain Hussain (2019) and Sanjna Sanghvi (2020), Editors. 
 
Source: NYCPM Footprints [July 17]
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INTERNATIONAL PODIATRISTS IN THE NEWS
Main Treatment for Bromhidrosis is Prevention: UK Podiatrist
 
Smelly socks, sandals and shoes and foul-smelling feet are all the result of bacteria breeding on sweat and building up in the foot area. Consultant podiatrist Matthew Fitzpatrick, spokesman for the College of Podiatry, says no one has inherently smelly feet and that it all comes down to poor hygiene. 
 
Matthew Fitzpatrick
 
"It’s not the sweat that smells but the bacteria that breaks down sweat on the foot, and if it’s not washed away and is allowed to build up in socks and shoes that aren’t changed regularly, then your feet become smelly," he says. "The main treatment for smelly feet is prevention, by keeping your feet clean and changing your shoes regularly," advises Fitzpatrick.
 
Source: Daily Mail [8/21/17]
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PODIATRISTS AND FOOTWEAR
Purpose-Specific Shoes are More Important than Brand Names: OK Podiatrist 
 
Dr. John Cauthon, podiatrist with Southwest Foot & Ankle Clinic says that there's not a particular brand of shoe he recommends over any other. "Typically, I'm not a brand person because nowadays we have so many good brands," he said. "I am very much a believer in styles of shoes. You want to have the shoe that is appropriate to whatever activity you are doing. If you are running, you want a running shoe. If you are playing tennis, you want a tennis shoe."
 
Dr. John Cauthon
 
"Even in the dress/workplace, there are dress shoes that are more sensible and appropriate to good foot health than some that may put your foot at greater risk. Brand names don't matter to me," Cauthon said. He is a believer in your getting what you pay for. "If you tend to buy less expensive, then you get a less expensive experience," Cauthon said. 
 
Source: Shiela Robinson, The Lawton Constitution [8/20/17]
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PODIATRISTS IN THE COMMUNITY
MI Podiatrist Inducted Into HS Athletics Hall of Fame
 
The Alma High School Athletics Hall of Fame announced its ‘Class of 2017’ Sunday during the annual All-Class reunion held in Wright Park. The ‘Class of 2017’ includes six new inductees who all had great athletic careers at Alma High School before going on to become leaders within their communities.
 
Dr. Richard Howe
 
Richard ‘Dick’ Howe, DPM  (Class of 1944) - Richard was a multi-sport star for the Panthers as he played football, basketball, and ran track and field. He started at quarterback for the Panthers and was a feared punt returner. Richard was also the Student Council Vice President at Alma High School before going on to serve in the Navy. After his military service he graduated from Northwestern University and from Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine. Richard practiced podiatry in Alma for more than 50 years.
 
ource: Jim Lahde, The Morning Sun [8/21/17] 
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APMA NEWS
APMA Submits Comments to CMS on Proposed MIPS, QPP 2018 Changes
 
On August 21, APMA submitted comments to CMS  in response to its proposed rule on CY 2018 Updates to the Quality Payment Program (QPP) and MIPS Year 2, which will impact Medicare payments made to physicians in 2020. Overall, APMA was pleased that the CMS took many of their recommendations and requests made in previous comments.
 
APMA focused especially on the discussion of the virtual group option. This option, new in 2018, will allow physicians to partner with other physicians for purposes of reporting for MIPS. While APMA supports creating mechanisms that will facilitate more members participating successfully, APMA wants to ensure those mechanisms are as straightforward and transparent as possible. APMA also requested that CMS be cognizant of the burdens that this program creates on solo and small practitioners, and to continue increasing the flexibility in how they are treated under the QPP. 
 
Source: APMA Focus [8/22/17]
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HEALTHCARE LEGISLATION
Trump Signs FDA Reauthorization Act of 2017 into Law
 
President Donald J. Trump recently signed the FDA Reauthorization Act of 2017 into law. The FDA Reauthorization Act of 2017 (H.R. 2430) reauthorizes the user fee programs for prescription drugs, medical devices, generic drugs and biosimilars, and amends FDA authorities and activities related to medical products. The user fees, which are paid by manufacturers of drugs and medical devices, account for $8 billion to $9 billion during a period of 5 years. 
 
The law includes the Generic Drug User Fee Amendments, the Biosimilar User Fee Act, the Prescription Drug User Fee Act, and the Medical Device User Fee Amendments, which must be reauthorized by Sept. 30.
 
Source: Healio [8/21/17]
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FROM PM's CURRENT ISSUE
Twice 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
Common Coding Questions (and Their Answers) - Part 3
 
3. I spent more than 40 minutes with a patient. Can I use the 99215 level code?
 
"The 99215 code [allows] for 40 minutes spent face-to-face with the patient and or family. However, the code is not time-based. In order to use this code, the visit must meet two of three components. It should include a comprehensive history of the patient, a comprehensive examination, or medical decision-making of a high complexity. If these requirements are met, even if the visit is less than 40 minutes, the code can be assigned." - Tatyana Kantor, CPC
 
Source: Steph Weber, Physicians Practice [8/8/17]
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RESPONSES/COMMENTS (NEWS STORIES)
From: Robert S. Schwartz, CPed
 
In our forty three years at Eneslow, we too have seen a significant increase in average shoe size equivalent to the UK research. It is important to understand that English, or UK, shoe sizes are longer than American shoe sizes. On average a UK man’s size is one size larger than an American man’s size. Size eight UK is a size nine American. According to their research, the average UK man’s size is the equivalent of an American size eleven. On average, a UK woman’s shoe size is two to two and one half sizes larger than an American woman’s shoe size. A woman’s size five is the equivalent of American size seven to seven and a half.
 
According to their research, the average UK woman’s size is the equivalent of American size eight to eight and one half. English and American shoe sizes increase 1/3” per size; 1/6” per half size. Euro sizes (adults 35 to 45 women’s, up to size 50 in men’s) increase ¼” per size; 1/8” per half size. Most American shoe companies provide footwear for up to American size 11 in women’s, up to American size 13 in men’s. There are quite a few companies (including Eneslow) that offer larger sizes in both men’s and women’s.
 
Robert S. Schwartz, CPed, NY, NY
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YOU CAN'T MAKE THESE THINGS UP

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Perfect for walking in a rose garden?

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CLASSIFIED ADS PART 1 - PRACTICES FOR SALE OR WANTED, EQUIPMENT FOR SALE
PRACTICE FOR SALE - BROOKLINE, MA 
 
Quick sale two offices in mass 250+ a year all equipment great opportunity our best offer may be better then yours please call Kimberly law to take advantage of a great opportunity and a bright future  (781) 258-7180 drfoot2@hotmail.com
 
PRACTICE FOR SALE - AUSTIN TEXAS 
 
40 years in practice EMR and laser for onychomycosis. Digital radiography and ultrasound. Office next to hospital and surgery center. Ownership available in surgery center. Contact Michael Golf DPM $500,000 price negotiable 5124483668 michaelgolf@sbcglobal.net.
 
PRACTICE FOR SALE - CENTRAL ILLINOIS
 
Seeking new practitioner looking for quick and easy way into practice. EXTREMELY low cost of entry. General practice - surgery, wound care, Diabetic and general foot care.  Office located in hospital professional building. Only full time Podiatry practice in town.  Contact docgwh@mtco.com  or 815- 878- 7042 evenings. 
 
PRACTICE FOR SALE- TENNESSEE 
 
Offering a multi-clinic practice with a high volume of new patients. Practice a full range of podiatry including foot and ankle surgery in 2200 square foot clinics. Well respected practice established in 1980, with large patient base and physician referrals. Fully furnished, equipped, turnkey practice including staff.  Hospital and surgery center privileges available. Don’t miss an opportunity to enjoy affordable cost of living and a great place to work and live. Inquiries: footdrtn@gmail.com 
 
EQUIPMENT FOR SALE - NOVEON LASER 
 
Noveon Laser unit for sale. Like new, less than 3 years old. Includes laser safety goggles, users manual, 4 patient DPI clips. Purchased for $36K, asking $12,500. Pick up available in NYC or will split shipping fees. Email inquiries to noveonforsale@gmail.com.
 
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CLASSIFIED ADS - PART 2 ASSOCIATE POSITIONS AND FELLOWSHIPS
ASSOCIATE POSITION - NORTHERN DELAWARE 
 
Progressive ten doctor practice (Brandywine Podiatry)  with four full time offices looking for a motivated/mature associate. Must have PSR-36 ABFAS  board qualified/certified credentials. Heavy volume of reconstructive  rearfoot as well as forefoot surgery. Excellent opportunity for a special provider with advanced training/skills. Send CV to savage6026@comcast.net
 
ASSOCIATE POSITION – SAN DIEGO 
 
Coastal San Diego practice seeking associate for part or full time position. Competitive salary and benefits included. Must be ABFAS qualified or certified in fore and rearfoot surgery.  Please send CV to tricitypod@gmail.com.
 
ASSOCIATE POSITION - CONNECTICUT 
 
Wonderful opportunity for a dynamic, personable podiatrist for part-time or full-time position. Well rounded practice for all foot and ankle pathology including wound care, palliative care and surgery. Unlimited growth potential with incentive. Need motivated and dedicated physician whose goal is to provide high quality patient care. Send CV and cover letter vpappasdpm@yahoo.com
 
ASSOCIATE POSITION - LONG ISLAND, NY
 
Excellent opportunity for podiatrist looking to join busy state-of-the-art practice with EHR, digital x-rays, etc. in suburban LI. Multi-podiatrist practice looking for well-qualified practitioner to join our team. All phases of podiatry including surgery, wound care, orthopedics. Experienced, board certification preferred, excellent salary. Please email CV to: jbmbcw@yahoo.com
 
ASSOCIATE POSITION - NORTH EAST TEXAS 
 
A well-established, solo-physician practice with 3 clinics seeking a Full Time Associate podiatrist. Must be BC or BQ by ABFAS. Applicant should be able to work independently on complex cases, be hard working and caring. Practice offers a good general mix of all aspects of podiatric medicine and surgery. Competitive salary and benefits/Partnership buy-in. Current TX/AR podiatry license preferred, but not required. Email CV and letter of interest to office manager: advancedfootandanklecare@yahoo.com
 
PART-TIME ASSOCIATE OPPORTUNITY – DOYLESTOWN PENNSYLVANIA
 
Great part-time opportunity for a board qualified/certified podiatrist. Some office-based experience and an outgoing personality a must. Located in the affluent area of Doylestown PA. Digital radiology, EMR, 3D orthotic scanning and on-site therapy.  If you love working with great people and patients, send us your CV now! info@qualityfootcare.com
 
ASSOCIATE POSITION - PALM BEACH/BROWARD/MARTIN COUNTIES, FL
 
Progressive group seeks newer graduate for associate position or established practitioner for lateral move/merger kkinmon@gmail.com
 
ASSOCIATE POSITION – MISSOURI 
 
Podiatry associates Inc. Foot & Ankle in St. Peters, MO. Exceptional opportunity for an experienced, PSR-36 trained, board certified/qualified foot and ankle surgeon to become an associate and future partner. WE are seeking a hard-working, team player with a favorable work history.   We are dedicated to providing high quality patient care, wound care, palliative care and surgery.  Excellent working relationship with referring physicians.  Our office is well equipped with certified EMR, digital x-ray, laser, EPAT and more. Send CV, cover letter and salary requirements to stcpod@att.net
 
ASSOCIATE POSITION - SOUTHEASTERN WISCONSIN
 
Seeking part-time/full-time associate in a rapidly expanding medical practice. Requirements: 3-year residence training and Wisconsin License. Board Qual/Cert by the ABFAS. Interest/skill in all aspects of foot and ankle medicines & surgery with use of digital x-ray/electronic billing & EMR. Send inquiry & CV to Familyfootankleclinics@gmail.com
 
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