Letter from the President

My Fellow Members, Colleagues, and Friends, I am not one for long-winded speeches, so hopefully that’s ok with everyone. It’s been an honor to serve as a board member for the past several years and I look forward to serving the membership and our podiatric profession in my tenure as IPMA President.  I hope to achieve many […]

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Open Enrollment Update

OPEIU Health and Welfare Plan Local 45 Illinois Podiatric Medical Association Member Health Plan Announcement OPEN ENROLLMENT for IPMA Members in the OPEIU Health and Welfare Plan. Open Enrollment now for January 1, 2020 plan coverage Fully Insured Health Plan in three designs written through Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield. Blue Cross Blue Shield “Blue […]

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Executive Director Search

THE ILLINOIS PODIATRIC MEDICAL ASSOCIATION 745 McCLINTOCK SUITE 340 BURR RIDGE, ILLINOIS 60527 IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE MIDWEST PODIATRY CONFERENCE Has formed a search committee to select a candidate, firm or team to lead our Associations. Those who have the vision, passion and ability to move the IPMA and MPC forward are encouraged to apply. Applicants should […]

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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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BakoDx leads nail dystrophy diagnostics and pathology of the lower extremity

With innovative lab technologies and a team of highly experienced pathologists, Bako Diagnostics is the podiatric medical community’s premier pathology services partner.  BakoDx services include laboratory evaluation of nail, skin, wound, nerve, soft tissue and bone of the lower extremity.  “Each specimen that arrives at our laboratory represents a real patient,” said Ted Hull, BakoDx […]

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Secrets of Success: Do you play favorites?

Do you play favorites? How can I answer that without any sugarcoating? DON’T! If you cater to one or more employees over others, it confirms you are intentionally exhibiting some form of neglect and harassment. It may seem very innocent and reasonable to give more attention and offer greater leeway to a staffer you perceive […]

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Insurance Committee Report

How to Navigate Medicare DME Same & Similars There has been a policy with the DME MACs that has been present that is now being enforced.  The summary of this policy is that patients can only get 1 AFO type device per limb every 5 years.  The 5 years includes devices dispensed at another facility […]

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Medicare Advisory Liaison

I am asking for your help with developing a list of codes/procedures performed by podiatrists in Illinois but not covered or denied by National Government Services (NGS) Medicare. My question is: Are there any procedures that you have performed that have been denied by either Medicare or private insurance that you feel your license allows and […]

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Letter from the Interim Executive Director

Hello to all Podiatrists in Illinois! By now I expect that most of you are aware of an administration adjustment at the IPMA office. Tom Joseph’s contract as IPMA Executive Director with our Association was not renewed.  As the Chair of the Audit Committee per IPMA’s bylaws, I assumed the position as Interim Executive Director. […]

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Letter from the President-Elect

As the incoming IPMA President, I am thrilled to invite our members to attend the 2019 IPMA Annual Meeting taking place October 24 – 26, 2019 at the Renaissance, Schaumburg. You will not want to miss this year’s meeting! This year’s conference theme is “Podiatry Means Business.”  As you know, there are many facets that contribute […]

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