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American Podiatric Medical Association Corrects President's Misstatement on Foot Amputation Costs
Date:8/18/2009

Price of Diabetes Prevention Far Less Expensive than Billions Spent in Complication Treatment

BETHESDA, Md., Aug. 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The cost of doctors performing lower-limb amputations for people with diabetes has been misconstrued during recent health care reform discussions, according to the American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA), the nation's leading professional organization of doctors of podiatric medicine (DPMs), also known as podiatrists.

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According to a study published in 2007 in The Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association (JAPMA), the overall estimated cost of a lower-leg amputation can range from $30,000 to $40,000, which includes fees for hospital stays, medical specialists, post operative care and physician reimbursement. While making a case for health care reform last week, President Obama inaccurately attributed that cost solely to physician reimbursement. The actual physician reimbursement fee for a leg or foot amputation on average is far less, and according to Medicare ranges from nearly $750 to close to $1,000. The JAPMA article cites the actual physician reimbursement for the amputation is a small fraction of the projected $12 billion price tag paid by the nation's health care system to cover overall costs of treating lower-leg amputations annually.

"When a patient's foot or leg has to be amputated, it usually means all other treatment options have been exhausted," said APMA President Ronald D. Jensen, DPM. "Nothing is more devastating than performing an amputation, knowing that perhaps it could have been prevented."

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