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  • January 2007 | Volume 20 - Issue 1
    By Anthony Poggio, DPM
    13,883 reads | 0 comments | 01/03/07
          As the calendar turns to 2007, podiatrists should be aware of the changes to reimbursement codes instituted by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Starting on January 1, there are a number of changes that will affect Medicare billing. Accordingly, let us take a closer look at key CPT/ICD-9 codes that are more pertinent to podiatry.       There are a number of changes to the CPT codes that practitioners should know. There is no 90-day grace period for deleted codes as there had been in the past. New CPT codes are valid as of January 1, 200 ... continue reading

    5,192 reads | 0 comments | 01/03/07
          Anyone questioning whether Dr. Barrett is trying to sell Instratek instrumentation for endoscopic plantar fasciotomy (EPF) procedures need look no further than his recent article, “Should You Change Your Approach To Plantar Fasciosis?” (see page 48, November issue), which is basically a long-winded advertisement for the EPF procedure.       There are several points not mentioned in this less than scholarly work that should be brought to the forefront.       The first point is that conservative care works and works very often. Through ... continue reading