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August 23, 2018 In This Issue
National News
What PATIENTS Are Reading
National News
Last month, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services released a proposed rule regarding the 2019 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule.
Editor’s Note: If you haven’t, please visit our eAdvocacy site today to comment on this discriminatory and punitive proposed rule.
 
Thirty states and the District of Columbia will receive grants from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to help bolster their health insurance markets.
 
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According to a new government report, physicians are using EHR systems for a wide range of purposes.
 
Involving physicians in leadership roles is important to the success of accountable care organizations, among other factors, according to a new literature review.
 
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According to a new study, a large percentage of healthcare providers aren't as knowledgeable as they might be about in-network specialists to whom they could refer patients.
 
Older patients in particular are less likely to take advantage of patient portal technology.
 
What Patients are Reading
High heels can lead to a number of foot problems, but steps can be taken to mitigate the damage.
 
Forgoing footwear when performing yoga poses could increase the risk of injury and infection.
 
From foot pain to falls, workers can face a number of issues related to feet that could result in injuries and time away from the job.
 
In addition to stretching, finding appropriate footwear can help runners coping with plantar fasciitis.
 
Much of the reason for physician burnout stems from having less time to spend with patients, according to a new paper.
 
A new study has revealed widespread omission of relevant financial disclosure information in published medical research.
 
An increasing number of physician practices are placing an emphasis on retaining staff in today's competitive job market.
 
Most residents considered work-life balance a more important consideration than either financial compensation or advancement potential, according to a new survey.
Editor’s Note: Check out APMA’s resources for young physicians in our Young Physician Transition Series.
 
When discharging a patient for failing to meet financial obligations, several steps are in order.
 
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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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