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June 1, 2017 In This Issue
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What PATIENTS Are Reading
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Given the challenges with Medicare payment reform, it may be tempting for physicians to implement MACRA slowly at first and learn along the way.
Editor’s note: APMA has everything you need to be well-prepared for MACRA at Take advantage of all our resources!
To reduce the administrative burden on clinicians using EHRs, the healthcare industry must shift from fee-for-service to value-based care reimbursement, Allan H. Goroll, MD, an internist at Boston-based Massachusetts General Hospital, wrote in an op-ed for the New England Journal of Medicine.
Editor’s note: Review APMA's EHR resources for more information on purchasing an EHR system.
It is time for healthcare providers to move past understanding the concept and start the value-based reimbursement adoption process.
Editor’s note: APMA provides reimbursement resources at
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It's a transformative time in the healthcare industry — and not just because of what's happening in Washington. 
About 87 percent of physician practices do not plan on hiring additional healthcare staff to help with MACRA implementation, a recent Physicians Practice survey showed. 
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A malpractice lawsuit is something physicians dread, but one that most will experience over the course of their career. 
The concept of "First, do no harm," which is embedded in the oath that kicks off the careers of most new doctors in America, has become something of a surrogate for the practice of medicine.
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What Patients are Reading
Podiatric surgeon Dr. Jacqueline Sutera explains why flip-flops aren't sensible footwear, and outlines some of the long-term consequences of overwearing them.
Editor's note: Refer your patients to APMA's popular Flip-Flops Gone Wild video.
You may have big plans for this summer, but feet that hurt or itch can stall seasonal fun. 
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We've seen the memes posed as public service announcements, "It's sandal season - time to get your pedicure!" 
Editor's Note: Share our pedicure pointers with your patients.
If I were to describe my relationship with high heels, I'd say "it's complicated." 
As a predominant purchaser of healthcare in the United States, federal health insurance programs must remain committed to advancing smarter approaches to healthcare payment and delivery.
When it comes to healthcare, Americans may be having buyer's remorse. 
Finding success with social media takes time and energy, but it’s never too late to start building momentum.
Editor’s note: Want to learn more? Join APMA at the 2017 Annual Scientific Meeting in Nashville, TN, July 27-30, and participate in our Social Media 101 and Advanced Social Media seminars. Register today!
Long-term disability coverage is important for many occupations, but for physicians it’s particularly critical. 
A new study shows wearable fitness trackers provide inaccurate measurements, but that’s not stopping patients from asking physicians to integrate that data into their medical care. 
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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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