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September 01, 2015 #5,460 Publisher-Barry Block, DPM, JD

A partner of Podiatry Management http://www.podiatrym.com
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HOSPITAL PODIATRISTS IN THE NEWS
MI Podiatrist Joins McLaren Flint Hospital Staff
 
Christopher Hehemann, DPM, a board certified podiatrist, has joined the medical staff at McLaren Flint Hospital. Dr. Hehemann is in practice with Professional Foot & Ankle Centers, PC in Lapeer.
 
Dr. Christopher Hehemann
 
Dr. Hehemann completed residency in foot and ankle care at Mercy/Healthspan through the Cleveland Clinic Foundation/Kaiser Permanente in Cleveland. He received a doctor of podiatric medicine degree from Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine in Cleveland.
 
Source: The County Press [8/30/15]

drjill


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 OF THE DAY

4 Myths about Using Electronic Funds Transfer in Healthcare - Part 4

Myth 3 - Healthcare EFTs via ACH are less secure than other methods of payment.
 
In reality, healthcare EFTs via ACH are among the safest forms of payment available. Funds are transferred directly from bank account to bank account via the ACH Network, which has been in use since the 1970s. Because EFTs are entirely electronic, using them eliminates the risk of a check being lost or stolen.
 
Source: Health Data Management

DrCreju


QUERIES (CLINICAL)
Query: Painful Cicatrix 40 Years Post Partial Amputation
 
My patient is a 49 year old male, who at 9 years old, sustained a traumatic amputation of his left foot from a riding lawnmower. The amputations were from the left 3rd interspace to the cuboid in guillotine fashion (dorsal to plantar). 40 years ago, the surgeon  placed a graft over the defect. Now this graft is bound down to bone and is immovable; it periodically ulcerates from traction as the graft did not grow with the patient as he matured.  
 
Painful Cicatrix 40 Years Post Partial Amputation
 
This graft  is about 5 cm in diameter with a healing ulcer noted about 9 o’clock.  My question is: Since this scar is painful due to its inelasticity, does anyone have any advice as to how to proceed, conservative to heroic?

abbyjenn


QUERIES (DME)
Query: L3000 WRVU Equivalent
 
I am currently renegotiating my contract with a large hospital network. I am on a strict WRVU compensation plan. I am not getting any compensation for the custom orthotics that I make and give to my patients because there is no WRVU equivalent for the L3000 code. Is there anyone who is employed by a hospital who is getting compensation for the orthotics they make even though there is technically no WRVU equivalent. If so, can you please explain your compensation model specifically for the orthotics? 
 
Kenneth Stumpf, DPM, Indianapolis, IN

PICA Group


QUERIES (NON-CLINICAL)
Query: Brican Patient Education System
 
I am looking for help from anyone who has a Brican patient education system. This system worked well until my server died and Windows had to be re-installed. In so doing, the Brican system has to be re-registered to work. The company has gone out of business and I have been told that even though I bought the product, there is nothing that they can do except connect me with a technician who can "hack" the system for thousands of dollars.  Any advice?
 
Scott Shields, DPM, Enid, OK

Dr. Remedy


RESPONSES/COMMENTS (CLINICAL)
From: Stephen Peslar, BSc, DCh
 
I have been reading the opinions from podiatrists and, to date, no podiatrist has discussed the insurance companies' strategy to maximize profits by reducing payouts for prescribed medical appliances. This is why Dr. Udell is incorrect when he wrote insurance companies, "want to see current, well-written research papers." These companies only want to see profits and they do this by reducing payouts. 
 
I remember 25 years ago, perusing patients' insurance benefits booklets and the benefits covered: prescription orthotics, $400; orthpaedic shoes, $400; braces,...
 
Editor's note: Stephen Peslar's extended-length letter can be read here.

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YOU CAN'T MAKE THESE THINGS UP
RE: The Woman Who Had Orgasms in Her Left Foot
 
Photo: Brand New Images/Getty Images
 
Mrs. A was a 55-year-old woman living in the Netherlands who began experiencing a strange and embarrassing problem in 2010: Five to six times a day, she felt as if she was having an orgasm ... in her left foot. As in, it felt just the same as an orgasm that happened during sex would, only the sensation began in her foot. In a 2013 report published in The Journal of Sexual Medicine, her medical team discusses her condition, which they say is the first... 
 
Editor's note: The read the full article, click here.
 
Source: Melissa Dahl, New York Magazine [8/25/15] via Dr. Lori Weisenfeld
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CLASSIFIED ADS PART 1- PRACTICE FOR SALE OR WANTED, EQUIPMENT FOR SALE
PRACTICE FOR SALE  - NEWTOWN, CT – PRICED TO SELL
 
Thriving turn-key, sole practitioner podiatry practice operating within a multi-specialty medical environment, including internal medicine, and located in northern Fairfield County.  Looking for a timely turnaround with room to negotiate. Practice currently grossing 290K on a three day a week schedule, with very little overhead, and increased patient base from several assisted living on-site visits. All surgery and DME is currently referred out. Very attractive and unique opportunity. Inquiries contactbbrick2@yahoo.com
 
PRACTICE FOR SALE – BONITA SPRINGS, FLORIDA 
 
15 year old well established satellite podiatry practice for sale immediately. Well-equipped treatment rooms, digital x-ray. Located in busy multispecialty medical building with very busy Urgent Care Clinic, Outpatient Surgical Center, pharmacy, CT and MRI imaging center. Email bonitaspringspodiatry4sale@gmail.com
 
PRACTICE FOR SALE - HOLLYWOOD, FLORIDA 
 
Prominent 25 yr. hospital-based practice for sale. Extremely busy, contracted with most health plans. Mix of surgical and nonsurgical patients. Well diversified, includes staffing contracts with 12 outside multispecialty centers. Next to hospital, affiliated with 3-year surgical residency program. Only podiatry group in building. For more information email mattm@thompsonhall.com
 
PRACTICE FOR SALE – CENTRAL FLORIDA 
 
Practice available in a small town in Central Florida. Podiatrist retiring. Was full 4 day practice but now 2 days due to illness. Easily expanded. Same location over 30 years.  Surgical and hospital privileges available but not required.  Assume overhead and rent. Send inquiries  to DDave9388@aol.com
 
DESIRABLE LOCATIONS TO SUBLET AND SHARE - NEW YORK / NEW JERSEY
 
Midtown, Gramercy, Financial District and Plainview (North shore of Long Island) turn-key. Extremity MRI, Extremity CT scanner, diagnostic ultrasound, digital xray in selected offices. Fair Lawn ASC,LLC a dedicated certified ambulatory surgical center for foot and ankle surgery accepting applications for staff privileges 516 476-1815 PODO2345@AOL.COM
 
PM NEWS CLASSIFIED  ADS REACH OVER 16,500 DPMs AND STUDENTS
 
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@podiatrym.com or call (718) 897-9700 for details. For commercial or display ads contact David Kagan at (800) 284-5451.
CLASSIFIED ADS - PART 2 - ASSOCIATE POSITIONS AND FELLOWSHIPS
1 YEAR FELLOWSHIP IN RRA SURGERY 
 
Get additional experience in arthroscopy, fusions, trauma and complex hindfoot/ankle deformity corrections. Must be BQ by ABFAS in foot & RRA or on track to be. CV, DPM school transcripts, director LOR, LOI. ALSO AVAIL Associate pos, now or Aug '16: must be RRA BC or BQ, ability to work indep  on complex cases. Long hours, hospital rounds, ER calls, office calls. great work ethic needed. Superstars only. LOI, LOR from director, CV   Naples, FL  klamdpm@hotmail.com
 
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF PODIATRIC MEDICINE, SURGERY & BIOMECHANICS
 
Western University of Health Sciences College of Podiatric Medicine is seeking podiatrists interested in the education and training of future doctors of podiatric medicine. Applicants must be at least board-qualified in either ABPM or ABFAS with preference for dual board certification. For further details, please see https://jobs.westernu.edu/. Academic rank will be commensurate with scholarly and clinical credentials. To be considered, please send letter of intent, curriculum vitae, 3 references, and salary expectation to https://jobs.westernu.edu/. Western University of Health Sciences is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The University embraces diversity and is committed to attracting qualified candidates from historically underrepresented groups. 
 
ASSOCIATE POSITIONS - WISCONSIN/TEXAS/OKLAHOMA 
 
Podiatrists needed to join the nation’s largest growing, most technologically advanced and expertly managed nursing home medical and podiatry practice. We ensure your success by providing an established patient base, scheduling and billing assistance, medical assistant, allowances for equipment, coverage of travel expenses, and the newest tablet-technology EMR system to dramatically reduce your workload so you can spend more time providing quality care to patients. We offer generous benefits and flexible scheduling: base salary available, bonus opportunities, malpractice coverage, matching 401(k), health insurance benefits. Part-time positions available. Send CV tocareers@aggeus.org. Call 866-216-5518, ext. 305. www.aggeus.org. Confidentiality assured
 
ASSOCIATE POSITION - KANSAS CITY 
 
You're not looking for a typical podiatry practice. We're not looking for the typical podiatrist. We need another doctor who understands the importance of creating an amazing patient experience as much as providing great medical care. You will be working with doctors who are committed to your success. Go to: www.YourFutureInPodiatry.com for full details
 
ASSOCIATE POSITION, LOCUM TENENS OR PURCHASE- VIRGINIA 
 
Podiatrist needed immediately for associate position or Locum Tenens, or purchase of practice. Must have Virginia license. Located in Newport News & Hampton. If interested please contact Dr. Arnold Beresh at arnoldberesh@yahoo.com
 
FULL-TIME ASSOCIATE POSITION – EL PASO TEXAS
 
A busy multi-office practice seeking a fulltime three year trained associate podiatric physician. Candidate must demonstrate outstanding clinic skills, clinic judgment and business ethics.  Great benefit package with competitive salary offered with opportunity of partnership and additional investment opportunities.  Please email CV with references to prljammin@hotmail.com
 
ASSOCIATE POSITION – WALDORF, MARYLAND
 
Well established practice with multiple offices located just south of Washington D.C. Practice amenities include EHR, digital x-ray, state-of-the-art surgical suite, shoe stores, PADnet, and large support staff. Recently renovated hospital minutes away.  This is an extremely busy practice with high patient, new patient, and surgical volume with both forefoot and rearfoot surgery. We enjoy a large referral base due to our own practice marketer. We are looking for a highly motivated, personable individual. Must be well trained in a PMSR-36/RRA forefoot and rearfoot surgery. Competitive base salary with bonus structure.Send CV to: feet_r_neat@aol.com  
 
ASSOCIATE POSITION - CENTRAL FLORIDA 
 
Associate wanted for well-established practice in central Florida. Experienced support staff, great benefits including malpractice coverage . Excellent opportunity for a promising future.  To apply please go to www.yourcareerinpodiatry.com
 
ASSOCIATE POSITION – NEW JERSEY   
 
We are looking for a part or full-time Associate with a passion for learning, growing, and treating patients from start to finish. The ideal candidate should have both surgical and non-surgical experience, be willing to work hard, and always put patients first. Benefits include a full compensation package with salary, insurance, a private office, and more. If you start every day with a passion to help others and a positive attitude, this job’s for you! To find out more information email Dr. Amannda Richline at dramanndaglynn@gmail.com
 
ASSOCIATE POSITION – WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA
 
Join a well-established, busy and growing podiatric practice. We are fully integrated with the medical community in a large tertiary teaching hospital. Research opportunities are available. Applicant should be ethical, personable, hardworking, and committed to quality patient care. We are offering a competitive salary with bonus opportunities and a wide range of benefits. Associate position can lead to partnership.  All interested candidates should send a resume to JCMOOREDPM@aol.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@podiatrym.com or call (718) 897-9700 for details. For commercial or display ads contact David Kagan at (800) 284-5451.
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