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Executive Editor/VP-Special Projects:
Jeff Hall
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Jennifer Spector, DPM
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Bonnie Shannon

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Jeff Hall, Executive Editor/VP-Special Projects, Podiatry Today
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Email: jhall@hmpglobal.com

April 2010

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Volume 23 Issue 4
David Mullens, DPM, Esq.
Medicare overpayments and underpayments can cause unique headaches and lost revenues for DPMs. This author provides a comprehensive guide to what you should know about appealing claims to maximize your reimbursement and avoid unnecessary legal…
Kevin A. Kirby, DPM
   Barefoot running has gained in popularity ever since last year’s publication of the book Born to Run. This book details the story of the Mexico-based Tarahumara Indians, who, for centuries, have regularly run barefoot at distances sometimes…
Customized Locking Plates For Surgeons    New locking plates may help surgeons match internal fixation to the patient’s bone type.    The new VLP™ Foot Variable-Angle Locked Plating System has several plate designs as well as a range of screw types…
Janet McCormick, MS
   The first question podiatrists ask after they decide to add cosmetic services to their practice is “How do I set up a room?” Some believe it will be quite an undertaking. Others think it will be a breeze and can be done in one day. Either may be…
Charles F. Peebles, DPM
   Athletes are passionate about pushing their bodies to the highest level. The difficulty occurs when this athletic passion runs directly into a fracture, tendon rupture or other potential need for surgery (elective or not). The athlete’s mindset…
Ronald Valmassy, DPM
   When treating patients with orthotic therapy, podiatric physicians may face various dilemmas on when to prescribe devices or how to treat patients who have used over-the-counter devices to no avail. These expert panelists discuss the use of…
William Fishco, DPM, FACFAS
   A 51-year-old male presented to the office with the chief complaint of a skin growth on his right medial heel. He related that the mass has grown slowly over the prior year. He did not have any severe pain with it other than shoe irritation. The…
Rhonda Cornell, DPM
   Chronic lower extremity wounds are a significant complication of diabetes. Approximately 15 to 20 percent of people with diabetes will develop a diabetic foot ulcer in their lifetime.1 As the number of people diagnosed with diabetes continues to…
Can PRP Injections Relieve Pain From Chronic Achilles Tendinopathy? By Brian McCurdy, Senior Editor    Platelet rich plasma (PRP) injections are among the treatment options for the commonly presenting problem of chronic Achilles tendinopathy.…
Jeff Hall, Executive Editor
   It has been nearly 20 years since I graduated from college. Back then, I thought of myself as a newspaperman and started my career in the newspaper business. I picked up two newspapers a day back then and grabbed both the New York Times and the…
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