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November 2, 2017 In This Issue
National News
What PATIENTS Are Reading
Podiatry Insurance Company of America (PICA)
National News
A new initiative was announced by The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, that is intended to reduce regulatory burden and take a new approach on quality measurement in the healthcare industry.
 
Insurance carriers are required to cover 10 main health benefits under the Affordable Care Act. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services proposed a new rule allowing states to decide which essential health benefits insurance carriers are required to cover.
Editor's Note: Read APMA's ACA Essential Health Benefits Requirements materials on APMA.org.
 
Doctors now have instant access to health information from multiple platforms. This access to information data can have an effect on saving lives and saving time.
 
New data shows how the implementation of the Affordable Care Act has impacted doctors' practices in regards to the number of insured and uninsured patients that walk through the door.
Editor's Note: See APMA's principles on health-care reform and Medicaid resources on APMA.org.
 
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Healthcare entrepreneurs who strive to improve solutions now can be easily connected with feedback from physicians, resulting in a network that will allow the creation of new tools. 
 
The addictive side effects of commonly used pain killers is a growing problem. A preclinical study led by Indiana University found promising results in the hopes of developing methods of pain relief without the addictive effects. 
 
With many natural disasters hitting states around the U.S., the telehealth technology played a major role in helping deliver virtual care to thousands of victims.
 
The number of doctors turning to self-employment is becoming a trend due to new business models, cost-saving technological advances and the eagerness of physicians wanting to practice medicine on their own terms.
 
What Patients are Reading
A panel of podiatrists answer questions advising on how to handle foot care if you have diabetes and why many people ignore this issue.
 
Many individuals have ditched their shoes when going to the gym. Whether it is attending a yoga class, pilates or even running. Podiatrist, Gennady Kolodenker with Hoag Orthopedic Institute in California shares her advice.
 
With over 5,000 five-star reviews, these compression socks claim to relieve varicose veins and other swelling issues in feet and legs.
 
"There's no pain that should be ignored," says Jane Andersen, D.P.M., a podiatrist and member of the American Podiatric Medical Association. 
 
The healthcare industry is evolving to adapt to new technology, policy changes and societal shifts. U.S. News & World Report investigates how healthcare must change to face the future.
Editor's Note: Listen to a recording of APMA's Falls Prevention and PQRS webinar on APMA.org.
 
Harvard Business Review highlights some key points the healthcare industry should adapt that will affect cost and patient care.
 
Physician burnout is a growing issue around the U.S. and the president of American Medical Association conveys that technology may be playing a major role.
Editor's Note: Don't miss APMA's Health IT resources on APMA.org.
 
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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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