Keeping Patients In Your Practice: A New Paradigm For Treating Infections

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Andrew Rice, DPM, FACFAS

   In many cases, podiatric physicians report additional practice revenue with office visits and consultations as well as starting the initial infusion within their office. Often the home infusion therapy nurse is present to provide the initial training to the patient. Follow-up visits for monitoring the infusion therapy as well as the PICC line assessment are reimbursable and are separate from wound management or the postoperative management global period.

In Conclusion

   With national data collection, practitioners will contribute and build their best practices. Providing the information to produce evidence-based medicine documentation will give us accurate and reproducible positive disease-specific outcomes. Most importantly, this information will keep the standard of care at the highest level for our patients.

Dr. Rice is a Fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons and is board certified in foot and ankle surgery by the American Board of Podiatric Surgery. He is in private practice at Fairfield County Foot Surgeons in Norwalk, Conn. Dr. Rice is a Clinical Instructor in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery and Rehabilitation at Yale University School of Medicine.

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