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October 19, 2017 In This Issue
National News
What PATIENTS Are Reading
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Two senators have reached a bipartisan agreement regarding cost-sharing reduction subsidies under the Affordable Care Act.
Editor’s note: See APMA’s principles on health-care reform on
In its second year, MIPS has a new proposed participation option that would allow clinicians to form virtual groups to report on performance measures.
Editor's note:Learn more about MIPS at, and sign up for the upcoming MACRA Made Easy webinar October 30.
Setting aside time for patients to come in the day they call can attract new patients and increase patient satisfaction, but preparation is needed to make it work.
Editor’s note: Take advantage of APMA’s Manage Your Practice resources, including compliance materials, HIT info, and much more. Free to members!
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Although they might not be common, abusive comments from patients can cause ongoing damage to physicians, according to a new survey.
To protect their reputation online, physicians should be aware of the top physician review sites, among other considerations.
With cellphones now common, more physicians are being confronted with requests from patients who want to record their encounter.
High-performing physician practices create an environment of open communication between leaders and staff, experts say. 
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What Patients are Reading
Being able to stay active and maintain one's quality of life are important reasons to practice good foot hygiene.
Knowing the specific characteristics of your feet is important when it comes to selecting the right pair of shoes.
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Wearing the same shoes for days on end as well as wearing tight shoes and socks can lead to smelly feet.
Wide heels and supportive arches are two factors to consider in choosing comfortable shoes, according to Hillary Brenner, a podiatrist in New York City.
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More than half of physicians in a recent survey said delivering high-quality care will be more difficult over the next two years.
To use benchmarking data effectively, experts recommend focusing on what you considering to be your key performance indicators.
Electronic health records increasingly are being used in malpractice claims, according to new research.
Editor’s note: APMA provides Medical Liability/Malpractice Reform resources for members.
Examining the internal factors that might be contributing to burnout can help ameliorate the problem for some physicians.
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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