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May 31, 2018 In This Issue
National News
What PATIENTS Are Reading
National News
The Federal Bureau of Investigation is urging owners of home or office routers to turn them off and then on again and then to download updates for them over fears that many such devices have been compromised by Russian hackers. 
 
According to new research, both negative and positive reviews of physicians on third-party rating sites can be misleading to consumers. 
 
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The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation is receiving both positive and negative responses from healthcare groups related to its Direct Provider Contracting model. 
 
A new case before the U.S. Supreme Court could have implications for the ability of physicians to refer patients to out-of-network providers. 
 
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Using delegation to split up the EHR workload and taking advantage of time-saving techniques can help physicians cut the time they spend using EHRs.
Editor’s Note: Don’t miss APMA’s Health IT resources on APMA.org.
 
A new poll suggests that texting is the preferred and most effective method of reminding patients about their appointment, but it's important that text messages don't contain too much information. 
 
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What Patients are Reading
Those experiencing diabetic nerve pain in their feet should consult a podiatrist for help with their condition.
Editor's note: Studies prove care by a podiatrist helps prevent diabetes complications and saves health-care outcomes and spending.
 
Getting the right shoes, exercising and stretching properly and considering orthotics can help address issues related to pronation. 
 
Wearing shoes that are too small can lead to corns, blisters and fungal infections. 
 
Some evidence suggests that minimal shoes with flexible soles can lead to stronger feet and reduce the incidence of flat feet.
Editor's note: Recommend APMA Seal products to your patients.
 
Exercise, daily foot cleaning, and not wearing the same pair of shoes every day can help keep feet healthy. 
 
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With the shortage of physicians likely to worsen in the coming years, developing more effective methods of recruiting and retaining female physicians in particular has become more important than ever. 
 
Improving skills related to emotional intelligence can help physicians in a number of ways, both personal and professional. 
 
The Food and Drug Administration has announced a new innovation challenges intended to encourage the development of medical devices to address the nation's opioid crisis.
Editor’s note: APMA has created an Opioid Use and Abuse Prevention resource just for members.
 
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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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