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September 29, 2016 #5,764 Publisher-Barry Block, DPM, JD

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EDITOR'S NOTE

Last Week to Vote for 2017 PM Podiatry Hall of Fame Inductees 

If you haven't yet voted for the 2017 PM Podiatry Hall of Fame inductees, time is running out. Polls close at midnight on September 30th. If you weren't fortunate enough to attend this year's ceremony at the APMA National in Philadelphia, you can click here for an introductory snippet by Pennsylvania Lt. Governor Michael Stack. 

Lt. Governor Michael Stack

To vote, you must complete our annual survey by clicking here.

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ANNUAL SURVEY NOW ONLINE - WIN VALUABLE PRIZES
Congratulations to Dr. Jose Castiblanco winner of (2) ShoeZap Ultra Violet Shoe Sanitizers (value $120). 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 2017 issue of Podiatry ManagementIt 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. To begin survey, click here.
  
Pete Dye Golf Resort
 
This week's prize grand prize is a 4-Night Stay in the Pete Dye Golf Lodge in Casa De Campo Dominican Republic with resort cart* (value $1,050). *Taxes and service charges not included. This is also your final 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
AZPod Students Participate in Bone Identification Workshop
 
Telling the difference between an animal and a human bone can make or break an investigation. “Search and rescue people go out obviously looking for people and in the process, they run across bones in the desert,” said David Jenkins, DPM professor at Midwestern University. “The question can come up, is this an animal or a human?”
 
Dr. David Jenkins
 
This is the second year faculty from the Anatomy Department and College of Veterinary Medicine along with several podiatry students from Midwestern University in Phoenix have hosted the Bone Identification Workshop.
 
Source: Corbin Carson, KTAR News [9/28/16]
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PODIATRISTS IN THE NEWS
MI Podiatrist Discusses Overhydration
 
The best way to know if your body really needs more water is to be consciously aware of whether or not you actually feel thirsty. "Our bodies are so programmed to fight against dehydration because we’ve always been living in fear of scarcity or not having enough, so we have all of these built-in mechanisms to protect us against that," says  Tamara Hew-Butler, DPM, PhD, an exercise science professor at Oakland University. "One of these mechanisms that all animals have is thirst. Thirst is every body’s individual monitor that lets them know if they need more. The more water you need, the thirstier you get." These are unexpected reasons you’re always thirsty.
Dr. Tamara Hew-Butler
 
The symptoms of overhydration look a lot like those of dehydration, according to Dr. Hew Butler. When you drink too much water, your kidneys become unable to get rid of the excess liquid and water starts to collect in the body. This can cause a number of unpleasant symptoms, often including nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea.
 
Source: Lianna Roth Hurst, Reader's Digest  [9/27/16]

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HOSPITAL PODIATRISTS IN THE NEWS
MO Podiatrist Appointed to Citizens Memorial Hospital
 
Citizens Memorial Hospital recently announced the appointment of Brad W. Jones, DPM to the medical staff. Jones is a podiatrist. He attended medical school at the Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine, Cleveland, and completed a residency in podiatric medicine and surgery at Jewish Hospital and St. Mary’s Healthcare Podiatric Residency Program, Louisville, KY. 
 
Dr. Brad Jones
 
He is board certified by the American Board of Podiatric Surgery. Jones previously worked as a podiatric physician and surgeon at Ozarks Community Hospital, Springfield. 
 
Source: Buffalo Reflex [9/27/16]

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PODIATRISTS IN THE COMMUNITY - PART 1
MO Podiatrists Form Heel Pain Center
 
Kansas City Foot and Ankle CEO and Founder Mark Green, DPM have announced the formation of The Heel Pain Center of Kansas City as a specialized extension of Kansas City Foot and Ankle.  
 
(L-R) Drs. Dusty Christensen, Mark Green, Stephanie Jameson, and Daniel Miller
 
Dr. Green, along with Drs. Stephanie Jameson, Daniel Miller, and Dusty Christensen have developed The Heel Pain Center of Kansas City to be a world-class heel pain center that offers the most advanced treatment technology to effectively treat the many causes and types of heel pain. 

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PODIATRISTS IN THE COMMUNITY - PART 2
KGHP Acquires FL Podiatry Practice
 
KG Health Partners, Inc. (KGHP), a leading mobile podiatric care provider serving Florida's long-term care (LTC) facilities as a partner in the care continuum, announced today that it has acquired Access Foot Care, Inc., a group podiatry practice based in Tarpon Springs, FL. With this acquisition, KGHP doubles the size of its physician and clinical support staff, allowing the company to better support its partner organizations across the state.
 
Dr. Robert Metnick
 
"Healthy feet are the foundation of good health and independence, especially for elderly residents in LTC," said Robert Metnick, DPM, principal podiatrist and founder of Access Foot Care. A retired U.S. Army lieutenant colonel, Dr. Metnick has been caring for seniors in LTC for more than 25 years and has remained active in the local community, regularly visiting and supporting veterans at the local VA hospitals.

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INTERNATIONAL PODIATRISTS IN THE NEWS
U.K. and U.S. Clinician-Scientists Team Up to Make Algeria "Undefeeted"
 
Peter Allton, London podiatrist and author of the book Undefeeted teamed with Dr. David G. Armstrong, Professor of Surgery and Director of the Southern Arizona Limb Salvage Alliance and Bijan Najafi, Professor of Surgery and Director of Baylor College of Medicine’s interdisciplinary Consortium for Advanced Motion Performance (iCAMP) to provide keynote lectures at the first Algerian Conference on the Diabetic Foot. 
 
Peter Allton
 
Armstrong and Najafi were unable to attend because of last minute visa complications, so video links from Florence, Italy (where Armstrong was chairing sessions at the World Union of Wound Healing Societies) and Houston (home of Baylor’s Najafi) made their participation possible.

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ICD-10 UPDATE
ICD-10 Grace Period Ending; Denials Expected to Increase
 
The one–year grace period for medical claims filed to insurers using the ICD–10 coding system ends on October 1, 2016. After this deadline, providers continuing to use ICD–9 codes may face increased claims denials, as Medicare and private payers are expected to enforce more stringent diagnostic coding requirements. Specifically, Medicare review contractors will now be able to reject billed claims based solely on specific ICD–10 diagnostic codes, while CMS no longer will authorize advance payments to providers whose claims under ICD–10 were being delayed.
 
CMS urged providers to “avoid unspecified ICD–10 codes when documentation backs up a more detailed code,” but the federal agency also offered some flexibility for claims after October 1. “While you should report specific diagnosis codes when they are supported by the available medical record documentation and clinical knowledge of the patient’s health condition, in some instances signs/symptoms or unspecified codes are the best choice to accurately reflect the healthcare encounter,” CMS said. “You should code each healthcare encounter to the level of certainty known for that encounter.”
 
Source: MDLinx [9/28/16]

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PRACTICE MANAGEMENT TIP OF THE DAY
9 Tips for Surviving after the ICD-10 Grace Period Ends - Part 2
 
Oct. 1, 2016. This date has likely been highlighted on many a calendar at physician practices around the country. That's because this date marks the end of the one-year grace period from CMS for practices' use of these new diagnostic codes for Medicare fee-for-service claims. In other words, the flexibility on not having to be specific in ICD-10 coding will end on this day:
 
2. Keep a Close Eye on Denial Trends. 
 
"Practices should continue to monitor both denials and account receivable unpaid charges to ensure there are no issues with claims and receiving payment. A denial trend is often the first sign that something is wrong with your claims."  - Ann Bina
 
Source: Aine Cryts, Physicians Practice [9/22/16]

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QUERIES (NON-CLINICAL)
Query: CoolTouch Laser Not FDA-Cleared for Onychomycosis
 
Yesterday, I received a certified letter from “New Star Lasers”, the company that made the CoolTouch Laser. I purchased one of these units in 2010 due to their claim in successfully treating onychomycosis. They advertised heavily, and their reps supplied me with studies and other literature. I even have a letter stating their Approval by the FDA for treating onychomycosis.
 
The letter stated, “the laser is not cleared for the specific uses of toenail fungus.” They wanted me to acknowledge their error and sign a preprinted statement they supplied to me and send it back as soon as possible, which I find very frustrating as I purchased the unit, in part, for that very purpose. I am interested if any PM News readers have a similar experience. 
 
David Weiss, DPM, Richmond, VA
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CLASSIFIED ADS PART 1- PRACTICES FOR SALE OR WANTED, EQUIPMENT FOR SALE
PRACTICE FOR SALE - OTTAWA ONTARIO
 
Are you surgically trained with osseous surgical competency? Offering a podiatric opportunity of a lifetime. - a 43 year old extremely high grossing, multifaceted practice (including bone surgery) in one of North America's finest and safest cities. There is a way for you to perform in office bone surgery here, given my proximity to Quebec. I will stay to assist, practice, and introduce as required.  My practice has little to no competition -well suited to an experienced podiatrist who wants to change and improve the quality of his/her personal and professional life.  dgreenberg@greenbergpodiatry.ca
 

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CLASSIFIED ADS - PART 2 - ASSOCIATE POSITIONS AND FELLOWSHIPS
SEEKING FULL TIME POSITION 
 
PMSR/RRA graduating in June. Taking qualifying exams. Hardworking, diligent, ethical, personable, clinically and surgically well trained in forefoot and rearfoot. Compassionate and caring with old time values. No encumbrances. Prefer Northeast, but open to all areas. CV/references available upon request. Pod2017@aol.com 646-541-1079
 
FULL-TIME SURGICAL FACULTY MEMBER WANTED - NYCPM 
 
The New York College of Podiatric Medicine is seeking a full-time surgical faculty member. Candidate must have completed an approved three-year surgical residency and possess ABFAS RRA qualification or certification and be eligible to obtain an Advanced Limited Permit or the Advanced Ankle Privilege through the NYS Department of Education, pursuant to Chapter 438 Education Law. Candidate must have training and experience in complex ankle trauma and Charcot reconstruction. Position will involve extensive academic responsibilities at the student and resident level, patient care, resident training and research. Please send letter of intent and CV to: jsturm@nycpm.edu
 
ASSOCIATE POSITION - ST. LOUIS' METRO EAST AREA 
 
House call practice is seeking part-time podiatrists for St. Louis' Metro East area. The podiatrist will treat dermatologic conditions, perform a high percentage of C&C, etc. Familiarity with an EHR system is a plus.  For information, please Email CV or write to VisitingFootDocs@gmail.com.
 
ASSOCIATE POSITION - MANHATTAN 
 
Full time associate opportunity for a board qualified or ABFAS certified podiatrist to join a thriving practice in Manhattan. New York license required. Partnership opportunity, generous salary and benefits package available. Staff privileges available If interested please email cover letter and CV to:  NYpod2016@gmail.com
 
ASSOCIATE POSITION FULL-TIME - NJ
 
Do you have 8 arms and 12 legs? Can you handle a challenge? Associate wanted for amazingly busy practice. Must be surgically trained but conservatively minded. The sky is the limit. Wonderful environment and great support team. Great pay with potential for expansion Bergen County, New Jersey. Please email CV to: jackienjfootandankle@gmail.com
 
EXCELLENT OPPORTUNITY! 
 
Home Foot Care, Inc. is looking for qualified podiatrists to visit home patients in the following areas: Phoenix, AZ, Las Vegas, NV, Honolulu, HI, Palm Springs/Palm Desert,  Los Angeles, Ventura County, Santa Barbara, Lancaster/Palmdale, and San Bernardino/Riverside, CA. Full/part time, independence, excellent compensation, dedicated support staff, electronic billing/medical records.  Email CV to: homefootcare@hotmail.com
 
2017 GRADUATE ASSOCIATE POSITION - LONG ISLAND
 
Expanding Long Island based, well rounded group practice seeks 2017 third and fourth year graduating residents or fellows to join our state-of-the-art practices. Our practices are affiliated with multiple hospital systems, surgical and wound care centers and a residency program. Requirements: Caring, ethical, board qualified/certified candidates with surgical training and leadership qualities who are willing to live/relocate to the Long Island, NY metro area. Email CV to: Drbrook@countryfootcare.com
 
ASSOCIATE POSITION AVAILABLE - CENTRAL NEW JERSEY 
 
Full time associate position in busy progressive practice in Central New Jersey. Opportunity on many levels. Please send letter of intent and CV to:  cherylm@footdoctorsnj.com
 
ASSOCIATE POSITION - SUBURBAN PHILADELPHIA
 
Multi doctor group has an associate position available to join our busy practice. Candidate must have a minimum PMSR/36 with RRA training. Our practice is extremely diversified with all aspects of podiatry including wound care. If you are well trained, outgoing, personable, and would like to join our team please e-mail a cover letter and your CV to: medstaff1977@gmail.com Contact phone number must be included.
 
ASSOCIATE POSITION -  MARYLAND
 
Associate position available for an established practice of 40 years. Must be competent with both office based podiatry and hospital work, including rearfoot/ankle surgery and complex wound management.  Very competitive starting salary with bonus, and benefits. Private practice experience and Maryland license preferred, but not required. Full EHR, digital x-rays and newly renovated modern office. Please email: podiatryassociate2995@gmail.com
 
IMMEDIATE FULL TIME OPPORTUNITY IN CHICAGO 
 
Office hours and house calls. Partnership track for right candidate. Financial arrangements to be discussed. Contact chipod12@yahoo.com  
 
SEEKING  PODIATRIST -  ST. LOUIS METRO
 
Progressive podiatry practice in STL Metro area looking to hire within the next two to six months. Practice expanding to additional locations and searching for someone to fit in with our forward thinking and energetic culture.  Candidate will also have opportunity to become involved with clinical research studies.  Two to three year surgical residency preferred but will consider all candidates with the right attitude.  Full time and part-time opportunity available. Interested candidates reply to valerieustin@gmail.com.
 
PODIATRIST WANTED IN NEW JERSEY
 
Immediate opening for a podiatrist in New Jersey. Full-time and part-time positions are available. Hours are flexible. Will be seeing patients in nursing homes. Excellent compensation. Please e-mail CV to nk210@aol.com.
 
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