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SAM 2022 Assistant Programs


SAM 2022 was a fully in-person, live event and attendees were asked to follow safety guidelines such as required face coverings, hand hygiene, and disinfected shared spaces (access SAM 2022 Safety Protocols HERE). The conference took place January 26 - 30, 2022 in Orlando, Florida at FPMA's new host venue, Hyatt Regency Orlando - International Drive.



Podiatric X-Ray Assistants - Initial Licensure and recertification

FPMA offered a Podiatric X-Ray Assistant program on Saturday, January 29, 2022 during SAM 2022. The eight hour course (which included a two-hour mandatory Medical Errors course) was for Initial Licensure and Recertification of Podiatric X-Ray Assistants. The examination for Initial licensure of Podiatric X-Ray Assistants took place on Sunday, January 30, 2022, the final day of SAM 2022.

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Study materials for X-Ray Assistants seeking Initial Licensure:

X-Ray Assistant Training Manual

Medical Errors Manual

X-Ray Assistant Program Schedule
Please Note: SAM 2022 conference scheduling is subject to change.
Saturday, January 29, 2022 Sunday, January 30, 2022
6:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. SAM Registration Desk Open 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. X-Ray Assistant Exam
(Initial Licensure Only)
7:30 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. X-Ray Assistant Program
Albert Armstrong, Jr., DPM
9:45 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. BREAK
10:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. X-Ray Assistant Program (cont.)
Albert Armstrong, Jr., DPM
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. LUNCH
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. X-Ray Assistant Program (cont.)
Albert Armstrong, Jr., DPM
3:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. BREAK
3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Medical Errors
Michael Lowe, Esq.



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Podiatric Medical Assistants (Front or Back Office)

An educational program for Podiatric Medical Assistants (Front or Back Office) was offered on Friday, January 28, 2022 and continued on Saturday, January 29, 2022 during SAM 2022.


SAM 2022 Podiatric Medical Assistants


Podiatric Medical Assistant Program Schedule
Please Note: SAM 2022 conference scheduling is subject to change.
Friday, January 28, 2022 Saturday, January 29, 2022
6:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. SAM Registration Desk Open 6:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. SAM Registration Desk Open
7:45 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. The Early Bird Gets the Worm - Cindy Pezza, PMAC 8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. Preparation is Half the Battle - Cindy Pezza, PMAC
8:00 a.m. - 8:45 a.m. Anatomy of the Foot and Ankle - Cindy Pezza, PMAC and Larissa Schmidt, DPM 8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Director of First Impressions, Collections, and Customer Service - Cindy Pezza, PMAC
8:45 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. Reason for Visit/Most Pressing Issue (Mastering the Art of Patient Evaluation) - Cindy Pezza, PMAC and John Baker, DPM 9:00 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. Attracting the "Right" Patients and Managing Your Practice Reputation - Randy Rosler of Podiatry Content Connection and Cindy Pezza, PMAC
9:45 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. BREAK 9:45 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. BREAK
10:30 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. Dealing with Office Emergencies - Robert Iannacone, DPM 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Why We Should Not Be Googling Codes - Jeffrey Lehrman, DPM, FASPS, MAPWCA, CPC, CPMA
11:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Diagnosing Nail, Skin, Bone, and Nerve Pathology - William Scherer, DPM, MS (representative of BakoDx) 11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Coding, Compliance, and Documentation of Foot Care in the First Coast World - Jeffrey Lehrman, DPM, FASPS, MAPWCA, CPC, CPMA
12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. LUNCH 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. LUNCH
1:30 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. Keeping Doctors Moving and Schedules Running on Time - Cindy Pezza, PMAC 1:30 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. Responding to Ancillary Care Weaknesses/You Can Almost Always Get it on Amazon - Cindy Pezza, PMAC
2:15 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Surviving an X-Ray Audit and the Requirements You Need to Be Aware Of - Zac Childress of Foz Networks 2:15 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Cost Containment and Overlooked Revenue Loss - Cindy Pezza, PMAC
3:00 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. BREAK
3:45 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. Interactive Hands-On Workshop

X-Ray Assistant Lecture