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May 17, 2018 In This Issue
National News
What PATIENTS Are Reading
National News
President Trump announced a new plan designed to reduce out-of-pocket expenses for patients who need prescription drugs. 
Alex Azar, Secretary of Health and Human Services, recommended changes to the Medicare Part B reimbursement system regarding physician purchasing of prescription drugs. 
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In a recent survey of physicians, a large majority indicated that they would not stop dealing with a payer over low reimbursement. 
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According to new research, significant movement is expected among small businesses from coverage under the Affordable Care Act to association health plans.
Editor's note: Visit APMA's health-care reform page to learn more about key provisions in the ACA for podiatrists and more.
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A number of good options are available when it comes to moisturizing dry feet.
Editor's note: Recommend APMA Seal products to your patients.
Women have a wide array of good options to choose from when selecting shoes appropriate to their particular foot condition. 
Podiatrists are an important part of the health-care team for patients living with diabetes.
Editor's note: Studies prove care by a podiatrist helps prevent diabetes complications and saves health-care outcomes and spending.
Custom orthotics can help to relieve pain and support proper foot function. 
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The Partnership to Empower Physician-Led Care, a new coalition of physician groups, is working to aid physicians in private practice in their efforts to remain competitive  in the new reimbursement environment.
A collaborative credentialing verification effort in Texas is geared toward reducing the burden of paperwork for physicians in the state. 
Fifty-three percent of the more than 20,000 physicians surveyed in a recent poll reported that they have a financial savings goal. 
More physician practices are expanding their retail product offerings in response to demand from health-care consumers. 
A physician who coped with burnout by switching to working part-time at his practice shares his story. 
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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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