PICA Podiatric Education Activity - Webinars

All webinar activities are provided by the PICA. PICA is approved by the Council on Podiatric Medical Education as a provider of continuing education in podiatric medicine.

Note: Participants may only receive contact hours once per course.

 

Webinar Title

Description

Presenter

Contact Hours

Navigating Forefoot Complications This presentation will review many complications that can occur during forefoot surgery. Various cases will be presented where complications occurred during common procedures including bunionectomies and hallux limitus repair, lesser metatarsal osteotomies, and digital surgery. During each case presentation, the etiology of the complication will be identified, and the treatment rendered to address the complication will be reviewed. Michelle Butterworth, DPM, FACFAS 1.0
Everything Electronic and the Impact on Your Practice - Part 2 This program will include a discussion on how your website, social media, EMR and cell phone usage impact your podiatric practice and fuel medical malpractice lawsuits. You will be able to utilize this information to educate and train your staff on appropriate use of technology and social media in your practice. Aimee Lipkis 1.0
Everything Electronic and the Impact on Your Practice - Part 1 This program will include a discussion on how your website, social media, EMR and cell phone usage impact your podiatric practice and fuel medical malpractice lawsuits. You will be able to utilize this information to educate and train your staff on appropriate use of technology and social media in your practice. Aimee Lipkis 1.0
Defensible Documentation Pearls

This lecture is meant to highlight proper ways to accurately document and help your defensibility. Unfortunately, good medical care without corresponding documentation leave Podiatric physicians vulnerable to liability claims. Common mistakes in documentation practices will be discussed, as well as ways to avoid them.

Carly Robbins, DPM 1.0
Avoiding Cyber Security Threats at Your Practice

Cyber criminals continue to find new ways to penetrate network systems, especially at healthcare practices. Given the amount of patient information available, healthcare facilities are often the target of cyberattacks and healthcare providers face increasing challenges to ensure that necessary steps are taken to protect their patient data. This presentation will discuss the current cyber security trends and other common events that lead to privacy breaches, as well as how to avoid them and keep your practice safe.

Anita Bryant 1.0
ADC 101: The 411 on Administrative Defense Coverage

This webinar will walk through the definition of what ADC/APDC is and identify the different types of ADC/APDC claims. We will explain what to expect and the process for ADC/APDC claims. We will also discuss the importance of timely reporting a claim to the carrier and how documentation is key when defending yourself, your practice, and any claims with the Board, PIP claims, and submissions through Private Insurance Companies.

Michael R. Lowe, Esq.  1.0
Coding Update: What is Triggering the "Red Flag" Today? This presentation will cover services and coding patterns that most frequently elicit audits. This webinar will review how to properly document the performance of these services so that your notes are bulletproof in the case of an audit. We will list the services currently being audited most frequently so that attendees can pinpoint where to direct improvements that need to be made. Jeffrey Lehrman, DPM 1.0
How to Reduce the Risk of a Lawsuit in 2020 and Beyond 

Attorneys Bob Goldstucker and Laura Eschleman will address risk management issues in 2020 and how you can avoid a claim or a lawsuit, including documentation, informed consent, whether you are obligated to take on certain patients, and how to terminate patient relationships.

Laura D. Eschleman, Esq. and Bob Goldstucker, Esq.

1.0
2020 HIPAA Compliance for Medical Providers In this webinar, you will learn what you can and cannot do with patient information. Federal law requires that all individuals who work in healthcare and come into contact with patient information must have training in HIPAA regulations annually. This webinar will satisfy this federal requirement. Michael Brody, DPM 1.5
2020 Minimize the Chance of Bloodborne Pathogen Exposure

In this webinar, you will learn about understanding what healthcare workers should do to minimize the chance of exposure to a bloodborne pathogen, as well as the steps an employer must take to protect healthcare workers from exposure to bloodborne pathogens.

Michael Brody, DPM 1.0
2020 Sexual Harassment 101 This presentation is designed to provide DPMs with basic information about what conduct constitutes sexual harassment in the workplace, how complaints and investigations are properly handled, how employees bring claims under federal and state law for sexual harassment, and how to implement and follow effective sexual harassment policies.  The duties and responsibilities of both medical practice owners and employers are discussed, with emphasis on preventing sexual harassment complaints and if presented, effective follow through on procedures for handling from receiving, investigation, and resolution of complaints. June Baker Laird 1.0
HIPAA Rule Waivers for COVID-19 In today's current COVID-19 environment, it is important for providers to understand the special exceptions in place for HIPAA. This webinar reviews how to handle virtual visits as well as privacy restrictions during this pandemic. Michael Brody, DPM, will share his experience as a physician  and provide helpful pointers. Michael Brody, DPM 1.0
Telehealth/Telemedicine Considerations for COVID-19 In this webinar you will learn how to quickly implement telehealth and telemedicine at your podiatry practice. Michael Brody, DPM, will share his experience as a physician during the COVID-19 pandemic and provide helpful pointers that you can put into action immediately. Michael Brody, DPM 1.0
2019 Lower Extremity Skin Cancer - Common Podiatric Malignancies and Malpractice Issues

The presenter will review the diagnosis of the most common skin cancers that are found in the lower extremity which including squamous cell carcinoma, basal cell carcinoma, malignant melanoma, and Kaposi sarcoma.

William Scherer, DPM 1.0

2019 Patient Fall Risks and the Podiatric Physician

An older patient falls in the US every single second daily! If one of these falls occurs in your office, or while under your care, what risk do you incur? These risks are not simply the civil type, but also the practice negligence kind. This is a webinar to discuss the recognition of fall risk patients and some suggestions to mitigate that risk in your practice.

Michael King, DPM, FACFAS, FASPS

1.0

2019 HIPAA Update

Federal law requires that all individuals who work in health care and come into contact with patient information must have training in the HIPAA regulations annually. This webinar will satisfy this federal requirement.

Michael Brody, DPM

1.0

Safely Initiating and Monitoring Chronic Opioid Therapy

This course will teach healthcare providers how to initiate and continue opioid therapy for non-cancer pain patients in a manner that is safe for both the patient and the provider.

John Bowman

1.0

Mitigating Risk When Prescribing Opioids

This course will instruct healthcare providers on the different types of liability associated with prescribing opioids and how to mitigate their civil, criminal and regulatory risk through standardization of protocols and proper chart documentation.

John Bowman

1.0

How to Properly Document DME and Avoid Paybacks, Fines and more…

A quick overview of the auditing process will enable you to properly document.

Paul Kesselman, DPM

1.0

Coding for Foot Care Questions Answered!

With foot care being the most common service provided by podiatrists, there is no room for error or risk, and these questions must be answered. At the completion of this webinar, you will code and document confidently for the foot care services that you provide.

Jeffrey D. Lehrman, DPM, FASPS, MAPWCA, CPC

1.0

Diabetic Foot Infections and the 2012 IDSA Guidelines

This program will address the ten most common questions with regard to the diagnosis and treatment of diabetic foot infection and the evidence-based recommendations presented by the 2012 IDSA Diabetic Foot Infection Guidelines.

Warren S. Joseph, DPM, FIDSA

1.0

HIPAA Update-2018

Federal law requires that all individuals who work in health care and come into contact with patient information must have training in the HIPAA regulations annually. This webinar will satisfy this federal requirement.

Michael Brody, DPM

1.0

Coding for Footcare...the Right Way!

This lecture discusses proper coding and essential documentation for footcare.

Jeffrey D. Lehrman, DPM, FASPS, MAPWCA

1.0

Updates on HIPAA, MIPS, and Health Information Technology

Understand how best to participate in MIPS in 2018 and maximize your MIPS Composite Score.

Michael Brody, DPM

1.0

Safe Opioid Prescribing

A one hour webinar on how we got into the opioid crisis, what podiatrists need to know about acute and chronic opioid prescribing, and then finally some recent orthopedic and podiatric data on how to prescribe opioids in the post-operative period.

Blake Fagan, MD

1.0

How To Deal With A Difficult Patient

This webinar will discuss the "difficult patient" issue starting with why patients can be difficult, and focusing on the emotional, psychological, and communication problems associated with this patient group.

John Evans, DPM, FACFAS

1.0

Venous Disease: Understanding Edema, Its Causes and What We Can Do

This lecture will review the venous vascular anatomy of the leg and help appreciate the incidence, severity and importance of peripheral edema.

Marlene Reid, DPM FACFAS, FASPS, FACFAOM

1.0

 Managing the Risk of Coding and Documentation for Ulcer Debridement

In this webinar we will discuss diagnosis coding, CPT coding, and documentation requirements of some of the most commonly performed debridements.

Jeffrey D. Lehrman, DPM, FASPS, MAPWCA

1.0

Understanding the Risks to the Privacy of Your Data

A review of the most common types or risks to your data and the steps you can take to avoid a data breach.

Michael Brody, DPM

1.0

Perioperative Considerations

This presentation will review the collection process of patient medical information and highlight salient perioperative issues.

John V. Vanore, DPM

1.0

Yes, There Are Frequently Audited Codes

The presentation will be a review of some of the most frequently audited billing codes - the what, why, and how.

Harry Goldsmith, DPM

1.0

Understanding MIPS

This program will help you understand MACRA and MIPS and how this program works for the financial health of your practice.

Michael Brody, DPM

1.0

New Antibiotics for MRSA

Risks and benefits of the different antibiotics will be explored.

Warren S. Joseph, DPM, FIDSA

1.0

Using the Power of Patient Engagement to Grow Your Practice

Understanding how to use the power of patient engagement and how it will grow your practice and define the patient physician relationship.

Marlene Reid, DPM, FACFAS, FACFAO, FASPS

1.0

Helping Your Practice and Helping Your Patient While Limiting Risks

Attendees with be able to identifying conditions that from a medicolegal standpoint either respond routinely to conservative care or due to the severity of recovery and potential risk of complications that conservative management should be pursued.

Michael McGlamry, DPM, FACFAS

1.0

Is This Patient a Good Surgical Candidate Risk: Risk Issues Related to Patient Selection and Informed Consent

This webinar will provide information to assist podiatrists in determining if a patient is a good surgical candidate and in improving the informed consent process in order to reduce risk.

Michael McGlamry, DPM, FACFAS 1.o

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