Founded in 1914, the Michigan Podiatric Medical Association (MPMA) is to promote, protect and advance the science and practice of podiatric medicine in Michigan. The four main objectives of the organization are:
There are more than 14,000 practicing doctors of podiatric medicine in the United States. The skills of these physicians are in increasing demand, because foot disorders are among the most widespread and neglected health problems affecting people of this country.
The neglect may stem from a curious misconception on the part of many people that their feet are supposed to hurt. That's not the case, and it is estimated that more than 75 percent of Americans will experience foot problems of varying degrees of seriousness at one time or another in their lives.
The increasing demand for services of podiatrists probably stems from two factors. First, as more Americans engage in exercise and fitness programs, more of them become aware of the limits foot pain places on full participation. Second, foot problems are often the result of a lifetime of neglect, and the number of older Americans are increasing almost three times as fast as the population as a whole. Thus, they may account for a disproportionate share of the growing demand.
Whatever the case, the estimated number of patient visits to podiatric physicians in the 1990's was 50 million. This number is expected to continue growing.
Headquartered in Lansing, the MPMA has an executive director and a full-time administrative staff. It consists of six geographical divisions: Northeastern, Oakland/Macomb, Southeastern, Southern, Upper Peninsula and Western. The Association provides its members with national representation through its affiliation with the American Podiatric Medical Association.
Membership Application & Fees
Membership fees are based on years of practice upon completion of residency. To view the current MPMA and APMA dues, please click here.
MPMA provides members with a wide range of benefits. First and foremost, MPMA provides members with representation in Lansing to ensure that Michigan lawmakers, regulators and policy leaders are made aware of the concerns and issues that affect the podiatric practice of medicine. MPMA proudly offers our members discounts to MPMA events that include continuing education contact hours.
In addition to the above items, MPMA also offer a full range of services and programs to meet your practice, employee and personal needs with the goal to help you and your practice to be successful and profitable. Below are the benefit programs obtained through your membership investment in the MPMA.
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Quantus Solutions focuses specifically on the medical environment. Did you know that Medical offices process differently than retail businesses and are often set up incorrectly with their current Bank/Processor or credit card provider.
Quantus Solutions has designed a Preferred Pricing Program for the Michigan Podiatric Medical Association. Click here to see a pricing and plan comparison.
Select your choice of the MPMA Endorsed Partner Program:
- 1.00% Visa, MasterCard, Discover and now for AMEX too for the qualified medical rates.
- Interchange + 0.10%. This is recommended for higher volume merchants or those accepting more than $4,000 in American Express volume.
- Your choice of FREE equipment: EMV smart chip terminal or Virtual Terminal
- Next day funding of your deposits
- All solutions are EMV and PCI compliant.
- ZERO start up fees to enroll
APPLY ONLINE at www.quantussolutions.com.
Or for more information call (877) 604-6477.
NuArx, Inc. is a managed security and compliance company centered on one simple idea – data breach prevention. Health care business owners are at an increased risk for a data breach compared with traditional retailers because they accept credit cards as well as exchange and store sensitive patient data. The number of data incidents with confirmed data disclosure has grown over 200% since 2015. According the 2018 Ponemon Cost of Data Breach Study, Health care breaches cost an average $408/record, twice as high as the next industry (Financial) at $206/record.
With both card data (PCI DSS) and HIPAA compliance requirements to manage, office resources have to be redirected from service delivery to administrative and technical tasks. NuArx offers a comprehensive package of managed security services and tools that will give practices the ability to achieve PCI compliance and manage HIPAA compliance activities. NuArx makes compliance easier and less disruptive to key operations while providing visibility into the ongoing compliance process. Our sole purpose is getting the owner compliant with the least amount of disruption. With NuArx as a partner, your medical office will achieve and maintain 100% PCI compliance.
Enhanced Health RecordsTRAKnet provides Podiatric practice management solutions for doctors and staff. TRAKnet is the most widely used electronic health record system used by podiatrist. Doctors and staff can learn to apply TRAKnet’s fully-integrated business management solutions easily to enhance their practice efficiency and cash flow. With online and telephone support available, clients can reach our highly-skilled staff anytime. Our engineers and on-staff podiatrists are continually perfecting TRAKnet’s charting, billing, and consulting platforms. We are proud to be the only EHR run and operated for podiatrists by podiatrists - and TRAKnet is proudly based here in Michigan. Contact TRAKnet at (855) 944-2995 or [email protected].
Gasaway Investment Advisors, Inc. is an investment advisory firm with a unique expertise in working with small and medium sized companies on qualified retirement plans for their employees. Our team of experienced professionals will work with your company’s leaders to develop a plan that is tailored to meet your company’s goals and then periodically review the plan to make sure that it continues to meet the needs of your company. This benefit provides discounted third party administration fees.
Our agency has put together a team of Insurance, Human Resources and Technology professionals to provide our clients with the necessary resources to survive in today’s world of Employee Benefits. Our background, education, knowledge and experience puts us in a unique position to suggest solutions that are proven to work. Call 1-844-368-6554 for more information.
The MPMA has teamed with Beckwith Financial Group to offer you complete insurance coverage and financial planning services. From personal lines to life, health, commercial and everything in between, Beckwith Financial Group can help any MPGA member with their insurance needs. Simply visit them online at www.beckwithgroup.com and find out how "the big B" can help you enjoy exclusive benefits offered only to MPMA members.
PICA is a true partner with today’s podiatric physicians! PICA is the MPMA’s exclusive and officially endorsed professional liability program. PICA offers many products to choose from when it comes to medical professional liability and other insurance.
PICA has been specializing in medical professional liability insurance for podiatric physicians for over 35 years–guided by the principles of offering the most comprehensive coverage for the lowest responsible premium. Ask us what this means for you! Contact PICA for more information and to request a quote. (800) 251-5727.
Bako Diagnostics boasts the nation’s only turn-key solution for high quality pathology services and corresponding office-dispensed therapeutics. We’ve built a new model upon our unique style of pathology reporting, whereby, for added clinician convenience and the betterment of patient care, we often provide therapeutic recommendations. To complement such therapeutic recommendations, we now offer a full portfolio of office-dispensed products that correspond to many of our therapeutic suggestions. This model offers increased patient and clinician convenience, while potentially increasing patient compliance and thus yielding better clinical outcomes. Bako provides such benefits often with a decrease in the patient’s out-of-pocket expense. At Bako, we’re not simply dedicated to the advancement of this great profession, through Education, Research, and Financial Support, we see ourselves as a Partner in your Professional Life! For more information, call us at 877-DPM-PATH or visit our website at www.bakodx.com.
DPro Healthcare's eLearning Portal can assist your practice in becoming and/or staying compliant with the numerous regulations practices face today. DPro Healthcare's compliance service offers staff training modules on OSHA, HIPAA, ICD-10, MACRA, and many more. DPro Healthcare is committed to providing the best information in one, easy to use portal, and DPro Healthcare frequently updates its list of compliance modules.
Below are a few of the reasons why you need to train your staff and the physicians:
• Patient's issues and unexpected situations
• Staff issues and violations
• Fines and penalties for non-compliance and lack training
For additional information please feel free to contact Skip Kaplan, DPro Vice President of Healthcare Training, at [email protected] or 248.765.1729.
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