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Save the dates for ACFAOM 2012 - Oct. 11-14, in Downtown Disney, Fla.
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This year's ACFAOM annual clinical conference will be held Oct. 11-14, at the Hilton in the Disney World Resort (www.hiltonorlandoresort.com). The focus of the conference will be the traditional ACFAOM hallmark content of Biomechanics, Medicine, Wound Management, and Dermatology/Pathology, using adult didactic and hands-on workshop learning, PLUS a special surgery track presented by the American Society of Podiatric Surgeons. The conference will provide a balanced education in all aspects of full-scope contemporary podiatry, with additional sessions on billing & coding, EHRs, HIPAA compliance, imaging, and other critical issues facing office-based practice. Mark off Oct. 11-14 on your practice calendar and plan on attending the most clinically relevant and practical conference you cannot afford to miss in 2012. More

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Emerging evidence on treatment of the diabetic Charcot foot
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Charcot foot is a devastating bone and joint disease. While it most commonly occurs in those with diabetes and neuropathy, it has been known to occur with other non-diabetic neuropathies as well. Charcot foot commonly leads to disability and premature retirement. If one is unsuccessful in treating the Charcot foot, amputation is usually the endpoint. More

Meet Dr. Keith Kashuk - today at 9 p.m. ET
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Keith Kashuk, DPM will be the guest on today's Meet the Masters audio-conference (at 9 p.m. ET) with host, and former ACFAOM president, Dr. Bret Ribotsky. Dr. Kashuk has been involved in podiatric education for over 40 years; teaching residents and serving on the Board of Directors for Barry University School of Podiatric Medicine from its inception. Tune-in Tuesday night as we learn from Dr. Kashuk's tremendous experiencing helping train a generation of DPMs. To register for this FREE weekly, and unique, learning experience that will give you additional insights into the profession's past and future click here. More



Are your shoes making you fat?
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The shoes you wear can make you feel slim, sexy, and stylish - or they can leave you wincing in pain. Ever wonder how much damage you are doing when you walk to work in sky-high heels or scuff through errands in flip-flops? We wanted to find out for sure, so we took three 40-something women to a high-tech motion-analysis laboratory to test out four different types of shoes: flip-flops, high heels, dress flats and toning sneakers. More

Amputation ups and downs
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Lower extremity practitioners who treat patients with diabetes are finally receiving their 15 minutes of fame. Enjoy it while it lasts. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention finding that nontraumatic lower extremity amputation rates in patients with diabetes decreased by 67 percent between 1996 and 2008 is unquestionably good news. More



Keep your practice viable: Market yourself
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As the trend of doctors leaving private practice to join hospitals and health systems continues, the pressure is on those doctors who aren't leaving private practice. Marketing can help dial the pressure back. "It's very competitive in the medical field, especially now," said Neil Kirschen, M.D., Pain Management Center of Long Island. "It's very rare that doctors are referring to other doctors. People are trying to (keep) everything to themselves. They're trying to form these big mega groups and just refer amongst themselves." More

A parent's guide to foot health for athletic kids
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With the Olympics approaching in July, you can expect to witness some amazing feats of athleticism this summer. But Olympic athletes won't be the only ones competing hard in summer sports - so will your kids. More


ACFAOM's 2012 ANNUAL CLINICAL CONFERENCE

SAVE THE DATES! October 11-14, Walt Disney World ® (www.hiltonorlandoresort.com). Wound Management, Medicine, Biomechanics, Surgery (by ASPS), Imaging, HIPAA, EHRs, billing & coding. Top faculty. 21 CMEs. MORE


When 'ingrown toenail' pain may be caused by a subungual exostosis
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Disorders of toenails easily rank in the top five most common podiatric complaints in our patient population. We see ingrown toenails every day and sometimes we get into a rut assuming that the source of all pain from the toenail is the toenail itself. More

Foot-shoe mismatches leave patients at risk
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Survey results suggest that at least one-third of individuals at risk for foot pain or diabetic foot ulcers are wearing shoes that are at least one size too big or too small, which can further increase those risks. Proper shoe fit and foot health start with patient education. More



5 tips to better manage your revenue cycle
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What is your current percentage of collections coming directly from patients? Greater patient deductibles, more high-deductible health plans, and increasing patient copays have pushed patient collectibles in many practices as high as 30 percent of overall collections - up from 10 percent to 12 percent just a short five years ago. Have you taken a serious look at how you are handling these private payments as part of your overall revenue cycle? It is vital that practices have systematic ways to address patient collections, in order to stay on top of their revenue streams. More



Fate of the contralateral limb in lower extremity amputation
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Lower extremity amputation is often performed in patients where both limbs are at risk due to vascular disease, yet the proportion of patients who progress to amputation on their contralateral limb is not well defined. The study sought to determine the rate of subsequent amputation on both the ipsilateral and contralateral limbs after initial amputation. More
 
 
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