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No Extra Bodies in the Treatment Room!

I have been receiving emails from doctors with patients behaving like we aren’t still in a pandemic. Husband and wife “teams” who always go in the treatment room together, family members or friends of patients who do not need to be in the room but are anyway. . . In response to this issue (and if…

Thanks, but No Thanks for the Referrals

Reviewing practice metrics isn’t just about looking at per visit values, aging reports and comparing charges and collections. It is about using those numbers to uncover inconsistencies and issues as they arise (rather than when they are out of control). One of the reports that I suggest my practices look at monthly is titled “No…

These Unprecedented Times May Require Additional Paperwork

Nearly every day now I receive questions related to COVID-19 exposure situations; Potential exposure from a family member of a doctor’s full-time nanny. Patients calling the office to report positive test results just days after presenting. Physicians and staff members testing positive causing temporary office closures. The list goes on and on and it’s not…

You have until August 8th, or maybe longer

If you haven’t yet, you may want to consider applying for a PPP loan (the deadline for applying has so far been extended from June 30th until August 8th with talks of extending applications through the end of the year). As with all the pandemic relief Acts, the House and Senate continue to battle back…

Screening and Reporting of Positive Cases and Potential Exposure

Over the past 4 months, many of you have had “scares” in the office. If it hasn’t happened yet, as COVID-19 continues to spread, it is not a matter of “if”, but “when” your “scare” will happen, so be prepared. Please review the attached documents on screening employees and reporting exposure or potential exposure to…

Webinar Presentation 6/29/20

On June 29, 2020, Cindy Pezza hosted an open forum webinar for her email subscribers to discuss solutions and idea-sharing for the current crisis we are facing as an industry. << You can view the PowerPoint presentation here >> A recording of this webinar, and all previous webinars, is available to our PEP members in…

Webinar Presentation 6/22/20

On June 22, 2020, Cindy Pezza hosted an open forum webinar for her email subscribers to discuss solutions and idea-sharing for the current crisis we are facing as an industry. << You can view the PowerPoint presentation here >> A recording of this webinar, and all previous webinars, is available to our PEP members in…

Webinar Presentation 6/15/20

On June 15, 2020, Cindy Pezza hosted an open forum webinar for her email subscribers to discuss solutions and idea-sharing for the current crisis we are facing as an industry. << You can view the PowerPoint presentation here >> A recording of this webinar, and all previous webinars, is available to our PEP members in…

The answers keep changing

Many practices have experienced potential or actual exposure to COVID-19 positive patients (whether confirmed, suspected/waiting for test results). According to the chart above, I feel that most podiatry practices would fall into the medium-risk exposure category. However, as the country “re-opens for business” we all need to remain diligent in pre-screening patients prior to their…

Webinar Presentation 6/8/20

On June 8, 2020, Cindy Pezza hosted an open forum webinar for her email subscribers to discuss solutions and idea-sharing for the current crisis we are facing as an industry. This webinar included special guest Dr. Richard Cowin. << You can view the PowerPoint presentation here >> A recording of this webinar, and all previous…