APMA News - April 2013 - (Page 48)

On the Road with APMA Follow APMA Leadership as They Travel the US Working for You In February, APMA leadership traveled from Florida to Ohio and California to Washington, DC, representing podiatric medicine. RUC and CPT Meetings In late January, Seth Rubenstein, DPM, participated in a RUC meeting in Tampa, FL, and Phillip Ward, DPM, and Ira Kraus, DPM, participated in a CPT meeting also in Tampa. They advocated for the inclusion of codes for services our members perform, as well as the appropriate values for these services, and interacted with specialties with which APMA has common interests. Young Physician Strategic Planning Retreat Meeting with SVS Leadership The APMA Executive Committee met with Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS) Vice President Peter Lawrence, MD, and President Peter Gloviczki, MD, on February 13. They discussed additional ways APMA and SVS could collaborate, including joint health policy and legislative initiatives, enhanced educational collaboration, and development of podiatric residency programs within hospitals’ vascular surgery departments. 48 APMA News April 2013 The board arrived in Washington, DC, on February 14 for a day of Capitol Hill visits. The trustees visited 20 senate offices to garner supThe APMA Board of Trustees poses in port for APMA’s Russell Senate Office Building rotunda. Medicaid accessto-podiatrists legislation. the Quarterly Meeting of the Board of Trustees The board held its quarterly meeting at APMA headquarters in Bethesda, MD, on February 15. Business conducted included approval of the preliminary program for the 2013 Annual Scientific Meeting (The National); faculty, committee, and liaison appointments for fiscal year 2013–14; and approval of the FY 2013–14 budget. College Visits APMA leadership participated in podiatric medical school visits in January and February to educate students about the importance of APMA membership. A young physician also attended each visit to explain the clerkship and residency process to students. In February, Dr. Kraus and Sahani Howie, DPM, visited the New York College of Podiatric Medicine; Drs. Rubenstein and Salvo visited Kent State University College of Podiatric Medicine; Dr. Ward and Sara Oelke, DPM, visited Des Moines University College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery; and Daniel Davis, DPM, and Kittra Owens, DPM, visited Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine. n Business travel illustration ©istockphoto.com/Jeremiah Simpson. Suitcase ©istockphoto/Colinekot. Young Physicians’ Programs Director Nichol Salvo, DPM, participated in a retreat February 1–3 at APMA headquarters in Bethesda, MD. Young physician leaders Mindi Feilmeier, DPM; Erin Klein, DPM; Luke Kovatch, DPM; Stephen Schmid, DPM; and Jeffrey Wunning, DPM, attended. The retreat focused on how APMA could further demonstrate the value of APMA membership to young podiatrists. APMA Board of Trustees Visits the Hill

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

APMA News - April 2013
President’s Message
Contents
Beat Bunion Blues: APMA’s Spring PR Campaign
Matthew G. Garoufalis, DPM: Presidential Inaugural Speech to the APMA House of Delegates
Nuts and Bolts of the House of Delegates and Resoultions Outcomes
State Advocacy in Focus: Building Relationships
Medicare Advantage: Answering Questions about Coverage
2012 Podiatric Practice Survey: Corporation Type
Podiatric Medical Assistants’ Program at The National Promotes Team Learning
Annual Scientifi c Meeting Registration Forms
Annual Scientifi c Meeting Sponsors
Team APMA 5K Run/Walk
Seeking Award Nominations
Reimbursement
Federal Advocacy Forum
APMAPAC Chair Report
IT Consultant
Inside APMA’s Social Media
Website Wisdom
On the Road with APMA
Small Business 101
CPME Update
In Short
Worthy of Note
Insurance Advisor
New Members
Death Notices
APMAPAC Update
Development Update
Classifi ed Advertising
Dates to Remember
Advertising Index
10 Questions
Your APMA

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