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May 24, 2018 In This Issue
National News
What PATIENTS Are Reading
National News
New changes under the 2018 MACRA rule span both the cost and quality categories and touch on other aspects of MIPS as well.
Editor’s note: Be sure to use APMA’s updated 2018 MIPS Performance Year Resource Page for all your MIPS needs.
 
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New research suggests that physicians in independent practices increasingly are turning to outside consultants to help them adjust to value-based care. 
 
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Results are out for the new Medical Group Management Association annual compensation survey, which shows that the rate of increase for specialists' income trails the rate of increase for primary care physicians. 
 
Technology-related interruptions are a factor that leads to stress and burnout, according to a majority of physicians who participated in a recent survey. 
 
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What Patients are Reading
Two podiatrists share the causes of arch pain, a common malady among dancers, as well how to prevent and treat the problem. 
 
While heredity can play a large role in who gets bunions, there are a number of ways to help manage the problem.
Editor's note: Share APMA's "What is a bunion?" content with your patients.
 
While flip-flops can be OK for short-term use, people should think twice before relying on them as their go-to footwear.
Editor’s note: APMA’s video on how to avoid a Flip-Flop Fiasco is on YouTube. Share with patients!
 
Plastic shoes might be a hot new trend in fashion, but the fact that the material doesn't breathe can lead to a number of problems.
Editor's note: Recommend APMA Seal products to your patients.
 
While total ankle replacement can be a viable option for some older patients, it's important to weigh all treatment options. 
 
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Some physicians have begun pushing back in court against noncompete agreements required for hospital employment. 
 
The Government Accountability Office has released a report in which it contends that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services should take steps to continue prior authorization. 
 
As the trend toward consolidation continues, many physicians in private practice continue to value their independence.
Editor’s note: Take advantage of APMA’s practice management and reimbursement resources, including compliance materials, HIT info, and much more. Free to members!
 
The rate of male African-American medical students has dropped significantly over the last thirty years.
Editor’s note: Take advantage of APMA’s practice management and reimbursement resources, including compliance materials, HIT info, and much more. Free to members!
 
A new survey shows that more than half of millennials and more than 40 percent of all adults want to connect with their physicians on social media.
Editor’s note: How to get your practice online and cultivate content, social media tips, and more.
 
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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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