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ACFAOM and OHI collaborate on the 'Million Dollar Practice' – Early Bird Registration ends Friday!
ACFAOM
ACFAOM is partnering with Orthotics Holding, Inc. (Langer, SafeStep, AZAFO, Apex) for a series of seminars designed to expand your ability to treat lower extremity biomechanical conditions and grow your practice at the same time. A 2-day program at the Newark Liberty International Airport Marriott on May 30 and 31 will kick off the series, with other locations planned for later in the year. This will transform your practice in a new era of healthcare. The ROI of $99 for ACFAOM members and $199 for non-members (if you register before May 1) will be substantial. Don't miss this opportunity to increase your clinical skills and improve patient outcomes, while reaping the associated financial rewards. For more information and to register, click here. Register before prices go up on May 1!
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PROFESSION NEWS


Surgeon urges golfers to be aware of sport-related foot pain
CapeGazette.com
As millions of avid golfers get ready for another season of pars and bogeys, they should be aware of potentially serious foot problems that can result from years of playing the game. Although golf is not considered a rigorous sport, the physical act of repeatedly swinging a golf club in practice and on the links can lead to a condition known as hallux limitus, a jamming and deterioration of the big toe joint.
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Doctors: We need to delay ICD-10 again
By Scott E. Rupp
This whole ICD-10 delay thing continues to bear some fruit, and there's still quite a bit of steam behind the effort. With rumors swirling that congressional leaders are finally ready to take action this year, many providers may not be sharing the joy, nor are they looking to celebrate. Healthcare Informatics recently commissioned a survey through QuantiaMD, and the results are not (ICD-10) friendly. Doctors are not backing down in their distaste for the mandate.
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Epidermal grafting for wounds: The good, the bad and the maybe
Podiatry Today
Epidermal grafting has over the past several years emerged as a potential adjunct to facilitate healing of superficial wounds. While clinicians initially used this modality to treat minor tissue loss in pediatric patients, researchers are now examining the potential of epidermal grafts in less healthy patients with chronic wounds.
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Predicting recurrence after clubfoot treatment
Lower Extremity Review
In the search for factors that predict recurrence after use of the Ponseti method for successful treatment of idiopathic clubfoot, conclusive evidence is in short supply. However, the one factor that is consistently associated with the risk of recurrence is compliance with brace wear.
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Bad shoes not the main factor in bunions
The Baltimore Sun
Think those fancy, too-small shoes with the pointy toes caused that bunion? Genetics probably paid a bigger role, says Scott E. Woodburn, a fellow of the of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons, who practices in Maryland. That is just one of the misconceptions people have about bunions, Woodburn said. He sets the record straight on other things people get wrong about the disorder.
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Lowest-paid docs would still choose medicine, but in different specialties
FiercePracticeManagement
Both primary care physicians (PCPs) and specialists have enjoyed modest compensation increases over the past few years, according to Medscape's 2015 Physician Compensation Report. In particular, the average compensation for specialists is $284,000, with PCPs earning $195,000. This year's top three earners are orthopedists ($421,000), cardiologists ($376,000) and gastroenterologists ($370,000), while the bottom three include pediatricians ($189,000), family physicians ($195,000) and endocrinologists and internists (tied at $196,000).
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Osteoarthritis: Pathophysiology and diagnosis
The Pharmaceutical Journal
Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis worldwide and is associated with increasing age and obesity. OA can affect weight-bearing and non-weight-bearing joints, and may involve single or multiple joints. Each of these types of OA has their own risk factors and there is currently no accurate risk tool for predicting the onset of OA.
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A look ahead: Most women physicians feel financially prepared
By Cait Harrison
For women physicians, life never slows down. Patient appointments, lab results, medical records, prescription refill requests — it's all in a day's work, and the list could go on. And that's not including the kids and household chores when you get home. But one day it won't be as busy — if you can dream far enough into the future to retirement, that is. Have you thought about that? The good news is that many already have, according to new research.
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PRACTICE MANAGEMENT PEARLS FROM AAPPM


3 ways front-office staff can improve collections
By Hanny Freiwat
Practices face big cash-flow problems as patients shoulder more of their healthcare costs. Here's how to step up patient payment collections.
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TRENDING ARTICLES
Missed last week's issue? See which articles your colleagues read most.

    SGR is dead. What happens next? (HealthLeaders Media)
New procedure relieves plantar fasciiti, other tendon pain syndromes (Spartanburg Herald Journal)
Doctors: We need to delay ICD-10 again (By Scott E. Rupp)
Ultrasound-guided alcohol injection for Morton's neuroma (Foot & Ankle International via PubMed)
Why studying microbiomes may help in the treatment of diabetic neuropathy (Podiatry Today)

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CURRENT RESEARCH ARTICLE OF INTEREST


The management of diabetic foot ulcers through optimal off-loading building consensus guidelines and practical recommendations to improve outcomes
Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
This study sought to develop a consensus statement for the use of off-loading in the management of diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs). Methods : A literature search of PubMed for evidence regarding off-loading of DFUs was initially conducted, followed by a meeting of authors on March 15, 2013, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to draft consensus statements and recommendations using the GRADE (Grading of Recommendations Assessment, Development, and Evaluation) approach to assess quality of evidence and develop strength of recommendations for each consensus statement.
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