APMA News - April 2013 - (Page 53)

In Short APMA Board Takes to Capitol Hill for Medicaid Access Clarification In the February 2013 issue of APMA News, the story “Boots on the Ground: Podiatric Physicians in the Military” struck a chord with many readers, especially those actively serving, because podiatrists are not classified as physicians within the various branches of the military, the Veterans Administration, and the Department of Defense. Some active service members felt that repeatedly referring to podiatrists as physicians throughout the story was potentially misleading. APMA News appreciates the feedback from our readers but will continue to refer to podiatrists as physicians in all forms of communication because we know our members are educated and trained to be the equals of their allopathic and osteopathic colleagues, no matter their place of employment. APMA is working to make the necessary changes to military, VA, and DOD policy so podiatric physicians will receive the recognition and parity they deserve. Look for APMA’s efforts to achieve parity for podiatric physicians working within Federal Services to be explored in depth in the May issue of APMA News. APMA’s Board of Trustees kicked into high gear early on February 14 to participate in federal grassroots advocacy to get US senators’ support for Title XIX Medicaid access-to-podiatrists legislation. The day was extremely busy. The board split up into groups and visited 20 Senate offices, explaining the merits of removing patient access barriers to podiatric physicians, as well as the past bipartisan and health-care stakeholder support for the bill. The board also underscored that we will follow up with senators’ offices in the next few weeks to obtain their cosponsor commitment. APMA Extends Reach of Rethink Varicose Veins APMA, the Society for Vascular Ultrasound, the Society for Vascular Medicine, and the Society of Interventional Radiology have joined the Rethink Varicose Veins campaign to help drive awareness among their respective members and the patients they serve. Podiatrists commonly see patients APMA’s Top Media Placements APMA’s Public Relations department promotes the profession with earned media placements in numerous media outlets each month. The following is a selection of the latest placements: “Rethink Varicose Veins” website. who experience symptoms of venous disease, and now you have the tools to empower these patients to seek proper diagnosis and treatment from a specialist. Your patients can find more information about varicose veins by using the Rethink Varicose Veins electronic tool kit at www.rethinkvaricoseveins.com/health-professionals/elec tronic-toolkit. This tool can help you introduce the campaign to patients who want more information about their condition and the minimally invasive treatment options available. Rethink Varicose Veins is entering its second year of patient education, and APMA will help to sustain the momentum by teaming up through social media in the coming months. • “The Doctor Oz Show,” Alan Tenczar, DPM— “Meet the Medical Intuitive Who Says You Can Heal Yourself,” http://goo.gl/uRzsk • FoxNews.com, Jane Andersen, DPM— “Tricky Health Questions Answered,” http://goo.gl/cU18a • Yahoo! Shine, Megan Leahy, DPM— “The Worst 7 Health Habits Ever,” http://goo.gl/DSMwI APMA News April 2013 53 http://www.goo.gl/uRzsk http://www.FoxNews.com http://www.rethinkvaricoseveins.com/health-professionals/electronic-toolkit http://www.rethinkvaricoseveins.com/health-professionals/electronic-toolkit http://www.goo.gl/cU18a http://www.goo.gl/DSMwI

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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