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May 11, 2017 In This Issue
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What PATIENTS Are Reading
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The Republican bill to retool the Affordable Care Act may stall in the Senate, where legislators have different concerns than their House peers.
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More physicians are leveraging that data to prevent money from slipping through the cracks of their revenue cycles, especially as the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act ties doctor payment to outcomes.
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A new Black Book Research report has identified the 10 top challenges that providers have with MACRA (the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act) as it relates to value-based care and quality metrics.
Health insurers are asking state regulators to approve giant rate increases for 2018 individual policies, in part because they don't yet know if the Trump administration plans to help or hurt the Affordable Care Act's health insurance exchanges.
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New regulations designed to help exchange insurers stay solvent, by compelling continuing enrollees to pay past-due premiums, leave physicians uncertain about how soon—if ever—they can expect to be paid. 
It's common for doctors who are moms to experience discrimination at work, according to a new study. 
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What Patients are Reading
Summer is quickly approaching, and it’s time to take stock of your child’s wardrobe — especially their footwear. 
Nancy Stovall knows your feet matter, and when she noticed a while back that something was wrong, she went to see her podiatrist.
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When summer arrives, the whole pace of life changes — even what we wear.
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If you're constantly complaining that the shoes you wear are never comfortable, have you considered the possibility that you might be wearing the wrong size? 
Michael Winfrey learned he was diabetic at age 14.
No matter the condition that Ridgewood-based podiatrist Jacob Reinkraut is treating, his goal remains the same: to get his patients back on their feet. 
While physician practices are dealing with the regulatory burden of MACRA, most don’t plan to add any staff to handle the additional work. 
Last month, a bipartisan bill aimed at boosting Medicare’s coverage of telehealth services was introduced by Sens. Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Gary Peters (D-MI). 
Like most investors, doctors can have a hit-or-miss track record when it comes to everything from stocks to real estate to putting money into startup companies. 
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Disclaimer: Stories from sources other than APMA do not necessarily reflect APMA positions or policies. APMA does not endorse these stories. This content appears in the News Brief to enhance members' understanding of how media coverage shapes perceptions of podiatric medicine, and to educate members about what their patients, legislators and other healthcare professionals are seeing in the media.



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