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July 03, 2020 #6,715 Publisher-Barry Block, DPM, JD

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PODIATRIC SUPER GROUPS IN THE NEWS
5 FASMA  Podiatrists Partner with USFAS
 
This month, 5 podiatrists of Foot and Ankle Specialists of the Mid-Atlantic (FASMA) became partners of US Foot and Ankle Specialists (USFAS). USFAS is a partnership between NMS Capital (NMS) and FASMA, creating a venture focused on building one of the leading physician-owned podiatry platforms in the country. 
 
(L-R) Drs. Randall Contento, Eric Masternick, Jenny Nguyen, Sana Shamim, and David Vieweger
 
The partnering physicians are as follows: Randall Contento, DPM graduated from the Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine (TUSPM) in 2005. Eric Masternick, DPM graduated from the Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine (OCPM) in 2002. Jenny Nguyen, DPM graduated from TUSPM in 2003. Sana Shamim, DPM graduated from TUSPM in 2013. David Vieweger, DPM graduated from the Dr. William M Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine in 2013.
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PM NEWS QUICK POLL

Last Chance to Vote

Quick Poll

 
Which area of your practice has been MOST adversely affected by the pandemic? 
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PODIATRISTS IN THE COMMUNITY - PART 1
CA Podiatrist Joins Silicon Valley Podiatry Group
 
Kelly Nix, DPM has joined Silicon Valley Podiatry Group. Dr. Nix graduated from the California College of Podiatric Medicine in 1999 and completed her residency at Kaiser Foundation Hospitals in Santa Clara and Sacramento.
 
Dr. Kelly Nix
 
She is board certified by the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgeons and a Fellow in the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons.

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PODIATRISTS IN THE COMMUNITY - PART 2
FL Podiatrist Named Medical Director of the Surgical Division at Upperline Health
 
Christopher Reeves, DPM has been named medical director of the surgical division at Upperline Health. Dr. Reeves currently serves as a physician and surgeon at Orlando Foot & Ankle Clinic, an Upperline Health company serving patients throughout central Florida.
 
Dr. Christopher Reeves
 
Dr. Reeves is the immediate past president of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons. He is a research director at Advent Health Hospital System and faculty of the Advent Health East Surgical Residency, is a Diplomate with the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery, and is board certified in both foot surgery and reconstructive rearfoot and ankle surgery.
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PODIATRIC EDITORS IN THE NEWS
PM News Editor Named to Groot Open Access Journal Editorial Board
 
Barry H. Block, DPM, JD has been named to the Groot Open Access Journal, a peer-reviewed international open library. Groot publishes articles from around the world, presenting results of major research from all the disciplines of emerging sciences. Dr. Block is the first podiatrist to serve on its Editorial Board.
 
Dr. Barry Block
  
Dr. Block is currently Editor-in-Chief of Podiatry Manangement and editor and publisher of PM News. He also serves on the editorial boards of EC Orthopaedics, ACTA Scientific, and CPQ Orthopaedics. He formerly served as General Editor of The Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association and on the editorial board of The Foot. He is Executive Director of the American Podiatric Medical Writers Association.
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FROM PM's CURRENT ISSUE
Several times 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
5 Technical innovations for Physician Practices - Part 1
 
In today’s world, technology is playing an unmatched role in every industry as well as in our daily lives. Of all of the industries that technology has positively impacted, healthcare remains to be the most significant one.
 
1) Patient Engagement Solutions - Physicians can involve themselves with their patients in a better way by leveraging patient engagement solutions such as healthcare mobile apps to scale up their practice. These platforms help physicians to stay in touch with critical patients, and both can exchange essential updates. The physician can also offer guidance for small ailments the patients face.
 
At the same time, patients can easily keep a track of their blood pressure, blood glucose level, physical activity, scheduled medicines, and so on. These features within the app not only help patients to maintain their health but also provide the physician with essential data whenever required in a hassle-free manner, further motivating physicians to achieve better patient outcomes.
 
Source: Rahul Varshneya, Physicians Practice [6/25/20]
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CODINGLINE CORNER
Query: Same or Similar Product Problems
 
My biller informed me that we have been getting multiple DME denials from Medicare due to the previous dispensing of same or similar products, some of which were not even provided by our office. This includes L1902 brace denial after CAM boot dispensing for ankle sprains/fracture. The carrier has stated though that only one DME device is covered every 5 years for the same limb if they are similar, including L1902, L4361, L1970, and L1940. Is this truly the case, even if the diagnosis is different?
 
PM News Subscriber
 
Response: This question continues to create issues for many orthotic and prosthetic providers and is not limited to podiatrists. I’ll try to explain this complex subject without cutting and pasting complex language from CMS or the carriers:
 
Medicare has a five year “look back” on all base products within the AFO because the policy considers that a patient cannot wear more than one AFO on one limb at a time. This, of course, is an absurd policy which many provider organizations are working together to resolve with...
 
Editor's note: Dr. Kesselman's extended-length response can be read here.
 
For information on Codingline subscriptions, click here
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RESPONSES/COMMENTS (PM NEWS QUICK POLLS) - PART 1A
From: Steven Finer, DPM
 
I find that statistic of 34% quite shocking. From day one, in the prehistoric era in 1976 and onward, I had a Sanivac and an air cleaner in the treatment room. I modified the tube myself, adapting vacuum store parts to deliver suction to the drill head. Patients would look at the air cleaner and assume it was an air conditioner or a dehumidifier. When I would arrive at the office, I would always touch surfaces to see that they were cleaned. 
 
Disclosure: I have no financial relationship with Sanivac. 
 
Steven Finer, DPM, Philadelphia, PA 
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RESPONSES/COMMENTS (PM NEWS QUICK POLLS) - PART 1B
From: Estelle Albright, DPM
 
Thank you Dr. Markinson for your advice: I will further refine my methods of nail care with improved type face masking, and face and head cover, similar to operating in the OR. Currently, I mask and glove, wear glasses, and use sharp, sterile-bagged double action bone cutters for hard nails and use Miltex 40-226A nail nippers for non-dystrophic nails. I do not grind nails.
 
I treat fungal or dystrophic nails medically with oral antifungals and/or nail softeners, or surgically with matrixectomy or nail avulsion. My aim is cure, not maintenance. Granted, this is not an option for some patients, but for most, be the physician that you are: Treat with your best knowledge and skills.
 
I use a 12 month treatment plan for non-surgical nail fungus patients. This includes ketoconazole shampoo for foot washing, topical antifungals, environmental clean- up/disinfection instructions, patient education/brochures, and UV light shoe disinfection with SteriShoe/similar device. I have a very good cure rate. Many of these patients had severe, chronic nail and skin infection (often since military service, or with poor circulation or diabetes). Patients are happy and grateful to be cleared of the infection. I follow patients at 4, 8 and 12 months. I think that ultimately podiatry will endorse protection like I see at my dentist's office; this is surely the path of the future.
 
Estelle Albright, DPM, Indianapolis, IN
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RESPONSES/COMMENTS (OBITUARIES)
 
I am so sorry to learn of Dr. Lewis’ passing. He was actually my father’s podiatrist and I did a short private office clerkship in his office during my senior year at CCPM when visiting family in Cleveland. He was a kind and gentle person whom my father and I both admired and respected. His contribution as a podiatrist and a human could not be over-estimated.
 
Neil H Hecht, DPM, Tarzana, CA
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YOU CAN'T MAKE THESE THINGS UP

RE: Outrageous Meat Feet of the Day

Feetloaf for dinner?

Source: Submitted by Dr. Joseph Borreggine

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FT associate position available with a nearly 40 y/o group practice on LI. Future partnership opportunity. Compensation includes competitive salary & production bonus, pension, medical & malpractice insurance & PTO. Board qualified/certified needed for hospital affiliation. Send CV to SNSFPodiatry@gmail.com.
 
POSITION AVAILABLE IMMEDIATELY -  CONNECTICUT AND MINNESOTA 
 
Looking for reliable and ethical podiatrists to service Skilled Nursing Facilities and Nursing Homes in Connecticut and Minnesota. Positions available immediately. Send inquiries and CV to: phasetwopodiatry@gmail.com
 
ASSOCIATE POSITION – WESTERN PA 
 
Well-established podiatry practice in Western, PA looking for a full-time podiatrist to join their team. Position will involve seeing patients at multiple hospitals, wound care centers and satellite offices. Basic qualification: Graduation from an accredited medical school and completed accredited residency program. Board Certified/Qualified. Certificate/license medical license to practice in the State of Pennsylvania. We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package to our team members.  email CV to: drstein@deltafac.org
 
ASSOCIATE POSITION - SOUTHERN NJ
 
Dynamic growing group practice in Southern NJ seeking experienced, well trained associate. Preferred candidate will have a New Jersey license. Opportunity to assume production of senior doctor looking to "slow down". Practice offers full array of services with privileges at local hospital.  Competitive salary and benefits.  Contact: YourPracticeNow@gmail.com
 
GENERAL PODIATRIST – ACADEMIC MEDICAL CENTER IN HUNTINGTON, W.VA.
 
Marshall Orthopaedics, a university-affiliated physician group, is seeking candidates for a general podiatry position with an interest in wound care and diabetic limb salvage. This is a full-time opening in a well-established, busy academic orthopaedic practice in Huntington, W.Va. We employ over two dozen attendings, including four podiatrists. We offer a university employee-based benefits package that provides for competitive compensation. Applicants must have successfully completed a DPM program and be board-certified or board-eligible. Applicants must also be able to obtain an unrestricted W.Va. podiatry license. Send CV to: Chad Fisher at Fisher47@Marshall.edu
 
ASSOCIATE POSITION – SOUTHWEST, FL 
 
Immediate positions for busy practice in SWFL. ABFAS RRA BC or BQ. Athena EMR, Digital x-rays, Ultrasound, DME. Base salary, plus bonus w extensive benefits.  DrLam@NaplesPodiatrist.com
 
ASSOCIATE POSITION - KNOXVILLE, TENNESSEE AREA
 
Very busy and growing practice with multiple locations and doctors in booming Knoxville, Tennessee area seeks high energy and personable physician. Modern, office-based practice with readily available privileges at all local hospitals and surgery centers. Immediate volume to fill your schedule with a variety of patients ranging from complex surgical cases to routine foot care. Extremely competitive salary plus very generous bonus structure and benefits. Please send cover letter and CV to ddavidphawk@yahoo.com.
 
FULL TIME PODIATRIST- NORTHERN NEW JERSEY
 
We are a fast-growing podiatry practice in North Jersey with multiple locations and Doctors.  We are currently looking for a full-time motivated and caring Doctor to join our busy practice. Some benefits include: competitive six-figure salary, generous bonus structure, health insurance (including vision & dental), paid vacation time off, paid malpractice insurance and CME time off. Great prospects for experienced Doctors as well as new Associates. This is an excellent opportunity to expand your Podiatric medical and surgical experience in an office-based practice! If interested, please submit your CV to DrSamofal@PodiatryCenterNJ.com
 
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PART TIME PRACTICE FOR SALE -  SUFFOLK COUNTY, LONG ISLAND, NEW YORK
 
Upscale area. Located in a busy strip Mall. Can be expanded to as many days as you like. Low overhead, low buy in price, fully equipped. Owner is retiring. Contact at bikerpod2@optimum.net or 631 252-5716
 
PODOPEDIATRIC PRACTICE FOR SALE - LONG ISLAND, NY 
 
Well established, 100% pediatric practice. An all cash practice –no insurance. Primarily biomechanics and surgical assessments from worldwide.  Full orthotic fabrication and/or orthotic adjustment lab. Easily added surgical opportunity that are currently referred out. Relocated easily within the NY tri-state area. Contact: Kidsfeet2020@gmail.com
 
PRACTICE FOR SALE – REDDING, CA 
 
33 year-old practice in Redding, CA. Beautiful area, mild winters. Snow ski and water ski in the same day. Smaller town feel than large urban area. Has a unique charm. If you love the outdoors, this is a great place to be. Thorough valuation report available. Price $176,000  just.bob@hotmail.com.
 
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