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Report from the APMAPAC Chair By Barney A. Greenberg, DPM Teamwork + Commitment + Meaningful Donation = Team APMAPAC four quarters to the game. In our game, we Many years ago when I was president have 12 months to finish the game and of my synagogue, I was in charge of concomplete the win. The win is securing structing a new building for our memPromoting Professional Excellence and Patient Advocacy $1million and making every APMA members. My plan was to get every member of ber a player in Team APMAPAC. the congregation to partake in some way 40th Anniversar y to make the project a success. I raised $1 Our Medicaid (Title XIX) legislamillion from 600 families to complete our goal. Some gave a tion is a major focus for APMA again this year, and APMA is very large donation, some small, and some gave their time also working on numerous other legislative initiatives to help and commitment, but everyone participated. support and protect our profession. It is of utmost imporWith more than 12,000 APMA members, there is no reatance to get our Medicaid bill passed in order to secure parity son why we cannot attain the same success. for our profession. When the Affordable Care Act goes into As APMAPAC chair, I am charged with the responsibility full effect in the coming years, millions of Americans who to raise funds for APMA to help each and every one of us previously couldn’t afford health insurance will be eligible for politically. My goal is for all members to make a meaningful coverage under the expansions to Medicaid that are underdonation, no matter the amount, and for you to show your way now, and we cannot be left out of the health-care team. commitment and support to our profession by becoming a Does your state cover your services for Medicaid patients? politically active member of Team APMAPAC. Does your state guarantee your right to participate in MedicTeam APMAPAC started its inaugural season January 1, aid? Because of the way podiatrists are defined under Medic2013, and we are off to a roaring start. In many sports there are aid, we are always potentially on the chopping block to be cut out of this program. Help us to help the profession today by making a meaningful donation to APMAPAC. Become a member of the team that will protect and enhance your livelihood. If you have given regularly, please give early this year and consider making a little extra pledge today. If you have not given in the past, it is time that you do! You cannot depend on others to do the job for which each of us are responsible. SWAP CONFUSION AND CLUTTER WITH Visit www.apma.org/PACDonate and contribute to APMAPAC today. And while you’re on the site, write to Congress and get your colleagues to do the same. With your support, Team APMAPAC can make its goal and win for the profession. n QUALITY AND CONVENIENCE SIMPLIFIND Contact Dr. Greenberg at pac@apma.org. Take a break from the information overload of a general search engine and check out the APMA Buyers’ Guide, the online marketplace with only products and suppliers that serve the podiatry field. For your ultimate dedicated one-stop search shop visit www.APMABuyersGuide.com 36 APMA News February 2013 PURPOSE: The American Podiatric Medical Association Political Action Committee’s purpose is to raise and disburse funds to candidates for federal office who support the legislative priorities and goals of the podiatric medical profession. IMPORTANT: Any contribution amounts noted here are suggested amounts. You may contribute more, less, or not contribute without concern of being favored or disadvantaged. Occupation/employer information is required for aggregate annual contributions of more than $200.00 by the Federal Election Campaign Act. Federal election law does not permit corporate contributions to be used for donation to candidates for federal office. Political contributions are not deductible for income tax purposes. http://www.apma.org/PACDonate http://www.apma.org/PACDonate http://www.APMABuyersGuide.com http://www.APMABuyersGuide.com

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of APMA News - February 2013

APMA News - February 2013
President’s Message
Table of Contents
Keeping Boots on the Ground: Podiatric Physicians in the Military
Catch Comedian Tom Cotter at The National Opening Session
Annual Meeting Sponsors
State Advocacy in Focus: Sowing Grassroots Advocacy
APMA Staff Celebrates 100th Anniversary with Time Capsule
Social Media 101: Strategies for Today’s Podiatrist
2012 Podiatric Practice Survey: Year of Graduation from Podiatric Medical College by Practice Arrangement Type
Reimbursement
Federal Advocacy Forum
APMAPAC Chair Report
IT Consultant
Website Wisdom
Small Business 101
Seeking Award Nominations
CPME Update
Resolutions Deadlines
Call for Abstracts
In Short
Worthy of Note
Call for Abstracts
List of Affi liated Organizations
Insurance Advisor
New Members
Death Notices
APMAPAC Update
Development Update
Classifi ed Advertising
Dates to Remember
Advertising Index
10 Questions
Your APMA
2013 Annual Scientific Meeting Preliminary Program

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