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November 22, 2017 In This Issue
National News
What PATIENTS Are Reading
Podiatry Insurance Company of America (PICA)
National News
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has issued a proposed rule that it estimates will save $195 million over five years. 
Seventy-five percent of healthcare organizations either offer or plan to offer telemedicine services, according to a new survey. 
A large majority of physicians think that patients are less trusting of healthcare professionals. 
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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has decided not to test the Shared Decision-Making Model because not enough ACOs expressed interest in participating in the model. 
Physicians coaching other physicians can help clinicians reconnect with why they got into the profession. 
The rate of burnout among physicians continues to rise. 
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What Patients are Reading
Standing for long periods can increase the risk of several foot conditions, including plantar fasciitis.
Editor's note: Share APMA's Foot Health Resources with your patients.
To protect your feet, conduct daily foot inspections, keep toenails trimmed properly, and wear appropriate shoes. 
Calcaneal apophysitis, a common condition among young athletes, can be treated in a number of ways, and orthotics can help. 
According to new research, nearly one-fifth of patients who develop infected foot ulcers had a foot amputation within one year.
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Plantar fasciitis can be treated with rest, anti-inflammatory medication, and orthotics. 
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Physician practices that "go green" can see a decrease in costs in addition to benefiting the environment. 
Working with a psychologist can help physicians in a number of ways, including improving relationships and maximizing work efficiency. 
To be prepared to deal with an IT emergency, small practices should designate a point person, seek guidance from vendors, have a backup plan in place, and keep emergency plans up to date.
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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