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Podiatry coding certification

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    Does anyone know if there is somewhere to get certification in Podiatry coding? Is anyone here certified in Podiatry coding? I know the AAPC doesn't have this specialty as yet. I wonder if they will eventually.

    I have been in Podiatry for a year now and I'm thinking of making this my career and want even more certification in it. Any ideas?
    Thanks!

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    In 2010 AAPC is adding a Podiatry certification
    Brittany Purcell, CPC

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    Oh ok, I didn't know that. Thank you. I will be checking in to that!
    Thanks!

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    The American Society of Podiatric Medical Assistants (ASPMA) has a certification for podiatry coding. The podiatrist you work for has to be a member of the American Podiatric Medical Association. You will need to be a member and application and membership fees are now $85.00. ASPMA website is www.aspma.org. The Podiatric Coding Certification is under Certification and then Certificates of Education. The cost for the Podiatric Coding Certification and Exam "CD" is $75.00.
    Tammy Hulsey-Ferguson, CPC
    Past President AAPC Wichita, KS Local Chapter

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    Tammy,
    Are you a member of the ASPMA?

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    Yes, I am a member of the ASPMA
    Tammy Hulsey-Ferguson, CPC
    Past President AAPC Wichita, KS Local Chapter

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    Tammy,

    I was unable to find out the CEU specifics on the website. I sent an email to them asking, but have not yet received a response. Do you, by any chance, have any idea about how many CEUs are required, and if they honor other companies CEUs?
    ~Ursula, CPC~

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    They accept other CEU if you can show how it directly relates to podiatry they also have a quartly magazine that you read articles and send in the Q/A section to get CEU's.
    Tammy Hulsey-Ferguson, CPC
    Past President AAPC Wichita, KS Local Chapter

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    Are there a required amount of CEU's you need to obtain each year like the AAPC does?

    The Podiatrist I work for belongs to the ASPMA and he pays for all the MA's to be members. I'm looking in to if he will pay for me (as a coder/biller) to be a member and if he will pay for the certification as well.

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    Yes there are CEU's to keep up but you can get them by filling out the Q/A section for administrative part of their quarterly magazine. They also have a certification PMAC for the administrative part of a podiatric office.
    Tammy Hulsey-Ferguson, CPC
    Past President AAPC Wichita, KS Local Chapter

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