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Classified Ads February 2020

ONE GOOD DOCTOR READ THE NON-COMPETE! We’re looking for the perfect associate to work with us throughout Illinois. Podiatry Plus is a 35+ year growing group practice providing services to nursing homes and assisted living centers. Our primary needs are in central and southern Illinois. Other parts of Illinois are welcome, but will require travel. Steady patient […]

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Secrets of Success: Taking a Closer Look at Staff Incentives

Incentive Effectiveness When a doctor provides “incentive” (motivation, sincere appreciation or rewards) for positive behavior (e.g., task(s) well done), it actually encourages employees to strive to repeat that performance/behavior. This is the kind of positive cycle every employer should want to create.  In speaking with assistants and doctors all over the country, my overall experience […]

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Insurance Committee Report

Fraudulent Investigations ⎯ Please note that Blue Cross Blue Shield is going an extra mile investigating “Fraudulent” claims by providers. They are encouraging patients to “call in” if they have any reservations about their provider’s billing. On that note, it is important that you, as a Provider, keep an open line of communication with your […]

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Medicare Advisory Liaison

19th Annual Joint National Podiatric CAC-PIAC Representatives’ Meeting I recently attended the 19th Annual Joint National Podiatric Carrier Advisory Committee (CAC)-Private Insurance Advisory Committee (PIAC) Representatives meeting, held in Alexandria, VA, November 15, 2019, on behalf of the IPMA This annual meeting presents a unique opportunity for CAC and PIAC representatives to hear from experts […]

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Letter from the President

My Fellow Members, Colleagues, and Friends, As the new year starts, I am excited to present our new Executive Director, Kristy Radcliffe. Kristy has been in the meeting and association management business her entire career.  She has directed meetings as large as 20,0000 attendees with a half million square feet of exhibit space and held […]

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Classified Ads

ONE GOOD DOCTOR READ THE NON-COMPETE! We’re looking for the perfect associate to work with us throughout Illinois. Podiatry Plus is a 35+ year growing group practice providing services to nursing homes and assisted living centers. Our primary needs are in central and southern Illinois. Other parts of Illinois are welcome, but will require travel. Steady patient […]

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Secrets of Success: Conduct Patient Satisfaction Surveys? You really should!

Do you conduct patient satisfaction surveys? They can be a little scary, I know, hearing potential patient complaints, especially if they are left waiting in the reception area for longer than expected. Yet, that is exactly the reason WHY you should do them. If there is a customer service problem, you need to know about […]

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Insurance Committee Report

Highlights from the State Meeting Presentation – October 2019 Highlights from the State Meeting Presentation – October 2019 Always have an updated fee schedule for all of your private insurance carriers. Blue Cross/Blue Shield releases a fee schedule three times a year – January 1st – June 1st – October 1st Blue Review Newsletter (from […]

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Medicare Advisory Liaison

NGS Medicare Update New Conversion factor : January 1, 2020 – $36.09 RVU= physician work, practice expense (rent, equip, supplies), malpractice GPCI= geographic differences (established for each RVU Conversion factor= CF converts RVUs into actual dollar amounts Fee Schedule to be posted on NGS website soon Evaluation and Management Update What parts of the history […]

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Letter from the Interim Executive Director

A special thanks to all who attended the IPMA 2019 Annual Meeting.  With over 260 attendees, 50 exhibitors, 3 tracks of education, numerous demos, labs and industry learning opportunities this year’s meeting exceeded our expectations.   We thank you for taking time from your practices, school schedules and busy lives to learn, grow and network […]

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