Volume 25 - Issue 1 - January 2012

Feature »

How To Maximize Your Collections

David N. Helfman, DPM, FACFAS | 8099 reads | 0 comments

How do you bolster collections at your practice? Ensure processes that prevent poor coding and minimize data entry errors. Have strong procedures in place to follow up with insurance companies and stay on top of patient statements. Incentivize the collections performance of your office staff. With cogent details on these steps and other measures, this author shares salient insights on making collections run more smoothly.



News and Trends »

January 2012

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Although Congress acted last month to prevent a 27 percent reimbursement cut for Medicare, questions remain as to ensuring long-term reimbursement stability for podiatric physicians. The House passed HR 3630, which would increase Medicare physician payments by 1 percent each in 2012 and 2013.



Diabetes Watch »

Connecting The Dots Between Diabetic Foot Ulcers, PAD And Dangerous Complications

Desmond Bell, DPM, CWS, FACCWS | 7380 reads | 0 comments

Pink ribbon. The juxtaposition of these two words translates into arguably the most recognized symbol anywhere, the looping image firmly embedded in our collective psyche and associated with breast cancer awareness. These words also conjure up a range of thoughts, emotions and an awareness of breast cancer that has transformed this terrible disease into a cause that extends beyond medical research. It is safe to say that minus the ribbon, the color pink alone has come to symbolize breast cancer awareness.



Wound Care Q&A »

Treating Fungal Infections In Patients With Wounds

Clinical Editor: Kazu Suzuki, DPM, CWS | 13524 reads | 0 comments

Fungal infections can exacerbate the already compromised environment of lower extremity wounds. These expert panelists discuss treating fungal infections in wound care patients, offering insights on oral treatments, topical therapies, and the potential of lasers.



Surgical Pearls »

A Closer Look At Supplemental Fixation Techniques For High Risk Ankle Trauma

Nicholas J. Bevilacqua, DPM, FACFAS | 7769 reads | 0 comments

Ankle fractures are seemingly uncomplicated injuries. However, in the elderly and people with diabetes, this seemingly straightforward injury can have catastrophic outcomes.



Treatment Dilemmas »

How To Treat The High Arched Cavus Foot

Bob Baravarian, DPM | 28920 reads | 0 comments

Cavus foot pain can be a difficult and challenging problem. It is far less common to see a high arch patient with foot pain than a low arch patient with foot pain. As a result, high arch feet are less commonly treated or may be less understood than the common flatfoot.