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Fellowship Papers

Benefits Fellowship in the AAPPM will help you and your practice gain valuable recognition in the following ways:

  • You will be presented with a Certificate of Fellowship at the annual Midwinter Meeting in Pittsburgh. In addition, you will be presented with a lapel pin that you can wear proudly at all AAPPM and other podiatry events.
  • Your paper will be featured in the member’s area of If appropriate, we may submit your paper to Podiatry Management Magazine for publication in one of their issues
  • You are considered an expert on Practice Management which is good while negotiating contracts for insurance companies (efficient medical office – economic credentialing)

Requirements To apply for Fellowship status in the American Academy of Podiatric Practice Management, you must meet the following qualifications:

  • Must be a licensed podiatrist with a minimum of four years post-graduate podiatric practice experience or a staff member.
  • Must be a member, in good standing, of the American Academy of Podiatric Practice Management.
  • Must have attended at least three, three-day AAPPM workshops.
  • Must submit a paper on practice management or a single presentation of at least 20 minutes or two presentations 10 minutes in duration. These presentations shall be attended by at least three members of the fellowship team. All lectures and handout materials must be submitted in advance to the fellowship team for review.

Fellow projects afford the opportunity to think, write or speak about subjects that have a broad impact on the field of podiatric practice management.

  • A fellowship paper shall be neither less than 1,000 nor more than 5,000 words.
  • It shall be complete with factual references based on your own or others’ experience and shall be suitable for publication.
  • Topics shall be approved in advance by the fellowship team.
  • A fellowship presentation(s) shall be done on PowerPoint and have suitable handouts.
  • Papers and presentations shall be rated on content as it relates to practice management and applicability to daily practice.
  • In addition, presentations shall be rated on quality of audiovisual and handout materials.

Please contact the AAPPM office at if you have questions about applying for fellowship status yourself. To Maintain Fellowship Status in the Academy Fellowship status is good for a three-year period. In order to maintain fellowship status, you must attend one three-day workshop every three years and maintain membership, in good standing, of the American Academy of Podiatric Practice Management. And, you must write a publishable article of a minimum of 750 words on some phase of practice management or prepare and deliver a presentation of ten minutes duration on some phase of practice management. Completed Fellowship Articles The following are some of the articles that have been submitted and accepted as fellowship papers. To read a specific article, click on it.

Links to Other Podiatry Related Organizations

DME (Durable Medical Equipment) Contains all the rules, fees, and guidelines for billing and understanding DME. CMS (Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services) Contains everything a doctor would want to know about Medicare billing, fees, CCI edits and much more. Also contains the Medlearn program, a valuable resource for ordering books and understanding guidelines. CCI Edits (Correct Coding Initiative) Site devoted to the entire list of CCI edits. Medicare Regional Carriers Medicare Regional Carriers website from your regional medical carrier. This site is specific to your local Medicare Carrier. This is a must for providers. The site contains LMRP (local medical review policies specific to your state). Call your local carrier to find the web address or just do a search. It is well worth the research! For example is the site for Wisconsin Physician Services (MI, Il, MN, WI). Check it out. Local Medical Review Policies  Contains all the LMRPs for the entire country. You can search by state, entire country, or DME related. These policies address specific decisions with respect to procedures under Medicare’s jurisdiction. The policies can also be queried by National or local decisions. Office of the Inspector General website Publishes reports on investigations and upcoming topics. You can see what’s on the radar screen each year. APMA (American Podiatric Medical Association) Loaded with many resources on what’s happening in the country with respect to podiatry. Contains a section on insurance issues. Well worth visiting!


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The American Academy of Podiatric Practice Management, Inc. (AAPPM) strives to provide valuable and accurate information on this website as a service for its members. This section of the website includes sample documents, forms and contracts contributed by our members and used in their podiatric practices. AAPPM expressly disclaims all warranties and responsibilities of any kind, whether express or implied, for the accuracy or reliability of the content of any information contained in this section and other sections of this website. AAPPM also disclaims all warranties and responsibilities for the suitability, results, effectiveness or fitness for any particular purpose of the services, procedures, sample documents, sample forms, sample contracts, advice or protocols referred to herein, as well as content and suitability, etc. It is the sole responsibility of parties other than AAPPM who rely upon or use these materials to do so at their own independent discretion and risk. In most cases, the forms are in Microsoft Word format and can be customized for your office. Please keep checking this section of the website for new forms. Click on the form below to open it. 




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