The Assistant Program is designed to provide podiatric medical assistants with a wealth of information on topics ranging from foot and ankle anatomy to practice management.
The program this year will be held on Thursday, May 16 and Friday May 17, 2024. Assistants may register for Thursday only, Friday only or both days.
CE for the 2024 program will be held on Thursday, May 16 and Friday May 17 and will be approved by the American Society of Podiatric Medical Assistants (ASPMA), once the final 2024 program is complete.
|THURSDAY - May 18, 2023 - IN PERSON ONLY
|07:30 AM - 08:00 AM||Registration|
|08:00 AM - 08:45 AM||Foot and Ankle Anatomy, Conditions and Commonly Performed Procedures - Richard Schilling, DPM
Objective: Every team member should understand the basics and be able to work together to provide the best possible service to patients. An educational presentation providing the podiatric assistant with an in-depth view of foot and ankle anatomy, commonly treated conditions and procedures performed.
|08:45 AM - 09:45 AM||Interactive Hands-On Workshop - Marc Greenberg, DPM, Amy Masowick, DPM, and Richard Schilling, DPM,
Objective: Stations will be spaced throughout the room to provide a formal hands-on instruction experience. Attendees will rotate from one station to another in 15-minute increments.
|09:45 AM - 10:15 AM||Break|
|10:15 AM - 10:45 AM||
Understanding the Importance of Proper Documentation - Marc Greenberg, DPM
|10:45 AM - 11:30 AM||
Thorough Evaluations for New and Follow-up Patient Encounters - Richard Schilling, DPM
|11:30 AM - 12:30 PM||Lunch (on your own)|
|12:30 PM - 01:15 PM||
Lower Extremity Dermatopathology Overview - Tracey Vlahovic, DPM
|01:15 PM - 02:00 PM||
Understanding Commonly Treated Podiatric Conditions and Tests Ordered by Your Physician - Amy Masowick, DPM
|02:00 PM - 02:45 PM||
Customer Service, Collections and Dealing with Difficult Patients - Marc Greenberg, DPM
|02:45 PM - 03:15 PM||Break|
|03:15 PM - 03:45 PM||
Pre-gaming for Successful Clinic Sessions - Amy Masowick, DPM
|03:45 PM - 05:00 PM||
Office Successes and Fails - Marc Greenberg, DPM, Amy Masowick, DPM, and Richard Schilling, DPM
|05:00 PM - 06:00 PM||Staff Appreciation Reception|
|FRIDAY - May 19, 2023 - IN PERSON ONLY
|07:00 AM - 07:30 AM||Registration|
|07:30 AM - 09:00 AM||APMA Presents - Coding and Documentation - Sarah Abshier, DPM and Jeffrey Lehrman, DPM
Objective: The session will review current policy updates for the surgical treatment of nails. The session will review recent changes to podiatry relevant coding. Attendees will review and discuss recent updates for nails and calluses including routine foot care problems.
|09:00 AM - 9:30 AM||Break|
|09:30 AM - 11:30 AM||APMA Presents - Coding and Documentation Cont'd - Sarah Abshier, DPM and Jeffrey Lehrman, DPM
Objective: The session will discuss pearls for wound care coding and documentation, and the importance of compliant bunionectomy coding. Attendees will discuss the new E&M changes and what your practice needs to know NOW!
|11:30 AM - 01:00 PM||Exhibitor Marketplace Luncheon|
|01:00 PM - 02:30 PM||
OSHA What You Don't Know Can Hurt You - How to Implement an OSHA Compliance Plan - Michael Brody, DPM
|02:30 PM - 03:00 PM||Break|
|03:00 PM - 05:00 PM||How to Create a HIPAA Security Manual and Risk Mitigation Plan - Michael Brody, DPM
Objective: There is a federal requirement to have a HIPPAA security plan in your office. Join Dr. Brody for a workshop on the elements that you need to have in your HIPPAA Security Manual and Risk Mitigation Plan.