Podiatry Insurance Company of America (PICA)
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January 11, 2018 In This Issue
National News
What PATIENTS Are Reading
Podiatry Insurance Company of America (PICA)
National News
According to a new survey, the move to value-based compensation is happening more quickly than it might appear.
Editor’s note: APMA provides reimbursement resources at APMA.org.
While uncertainty with regard to health-care reform is likely to continue, trends such as telemedicine are likely to grow. 
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has launched Bundled Payments for Care Improvement Advanced, an advanced alternate payment model under MACRA.
Editor’s note: APMA has everything you need to know about MACRA, MIPS, and APMs at www.apma.org/macra.
By 2030, the demand for physicians is likely to exceed the supply, according to a new report.
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While seeking out opportunities for increased revenue in the new year, physicians also should review their existing contracts with payers. 
Millennial physicians are less likely to value owning their own practice, according to recent research. 
Physicians contribute more than $2 trillion to the economy, according to a new study.
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What Patients are Reading
Wet shoes can contribute to frostbite in winter conditions.
While comfortable, sheepskin boots offer little in the way of arch support. 
Weakened arches in the feet can lead to plantar fasciitis. 
Paying attention to feet and toenails can help to identify problems before they worsen. 
Runners can lose toenails as a result of subungual hematomas caused by microtraumas when the toe contacts the shoe box.
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To make sure your practice is prepared for a potential information technology emergency, make sure someone in the practice can serve as the coordinator of your action plan and explore options for backing up data.
Editor’s Note: Don’t miss APMA’s Health IT resources on APMA.org.
The settings in which physicians practice are expanding in some nontraditional ways. 
According to a new survey on physician lifestyles and happiness, slightly more than half of physicians reported having fewer than four close friends. 
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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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