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August 24, 2017 In This Issue
National News
What PATIENTS Are Reading
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National News
What factors are residents considering as they look forward to their first job?
 
Industry groups were generally pleased with the proposed rule, which aims to offer more flexibility for providers by delaying some requirements and easing burdens for smaller practices.
Editor's note: See APMA's comment letter on proposed MIPS and QPP 2018 changes.
 
The march toward wider acceptance of telemedicine is continuing, prodded along by activities by individual states that require private insurance plans to cover the virtual services.
Editor's note: See APMA's Telehealth state law resources on APMA.org.
 
One in four Americans has multiple chronic conditions according to the CDC.
 
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New bundled payment models will shift power from hospitals to physicians, according to the Altarum Institute's vice-president and director of the Center for Payment Innovation.
 
The market for the buying and/or selling of medical practices has never been more active than it is today.
 
As the healthcare industry moves further into value-based reimbursement models, the need to share patient records becomes increasingly critical to providing quality care in the most efficient manner.
 
In today’s consumer-driven healthcare world, providers must constantly think about how to engage patients and improve the patient experience.
 
What Patients are Reading
Students aren't the only ones heading back to school, and according to a podiatrist at Baylor College of Medicine, teachers should be sure to include comfortable shoes on their shopping lists.
 
It’s August—the height of summer—and many of us are taking advantage of the longer days to cram in more outdoor activities.
 
Any runner who has bunions knows it can be a major impediment to training.
Editor’s Note: APMA’s free "Beat Bunion Blues" campaign materials are still available to members.
 
The average pair of human feet travels some 75,000 miles by the time they turn 50, according to the American Podiatric Medical Association.
 
You're pulsing, tapping, and plié-ing your way through a barre class, channeling your inner Misty Copeland, when you feel a stabbing pain shoot through the arch of your foot.
 
You probably don't give your feet too much thought – until they start hurting.
 
In dual-physician couples, women with children worked fewer hours than women without children but similar differences in hours worked were not seen among men.
 
There are people who are interested in the subject of compassion because they are trying to help people become more compassionate or less narcissistic.
 
Doctors can use a government database to compare their practice patterns to others across the nation, says a former Wall Street trader turned physician.
 
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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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