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July 26, 2018 In This Issue
National News
What PATIENTS Are Reading
National News
According to a new report, many physicians continue to have reservation about telehealth for a wide range of reasons. 
While some insist on the value of the program, others contend that the evidence in support of that position is weak.
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Physician compensation saw no dramatic changes from 2016 to 2017, according to the results of a newly released survey from Modern Healthcare.
Editor’s note: APMA provides reimbursement resources at APMA.org.
According to a new study, quick interruptions on the part of the physician are common with patients across practice settings. 
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Few of the 600 women in health-care surveyed for a recent report said they believed parity between men and women in the field would occur any time soon. 
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It isn't just flip-flops that can let down your feet; other types of summer footwear can cause problems, too. 
While there is no cure for gout, diet and certain medications can help patients manage the condition. 
While more common in athletes, plantar fasciitis can affect anyone, particularly if they have risk factors such as obesity. 
Checking one's feet daily and other simple practices can help to keep feet health and alert you to when you need the care of a podiatrist. 
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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has reinstated the risk-adjustment program of the Affordable Care Act.
Editor's note: Visit APMA's health-care reform page to learn more about key provisions in the ACA for podiatrists and more.
Physicians are less likely to practice often costly defensive medicine when they have immunity from medical liability, according to new research. 
The first key component in being able to successfully appeal a denied claim is becoming familiar with the payer's policies and with the regulations that govern billing.
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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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