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September 27, 2018 In This Issue
National News
What PATIENTS Are Reading
National News
The targeted review deadline for participants in MIPS has been extended to October 15, 2018, at 8 p.m. EDT.
Editor’s note: Be sure to use APMA’s updated 2018 MIPS Performance Year Resource Page for all your MIPS needs.
A new study indicates that successful cyberattacks on health-care providers have consistently increased in number since 2010. 
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Physician income remained steady for most specialties, while a majority of physicians reported a high level of job satisfaction, according to the survey. 
A new report from the Department of Health and Human Services estimates that, over the next ten years, Medicaid expenditures will grow at a rate of 5.7 percent per year. 
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Nearly one-fifth of adults in the U.S. have recorded a visit with their physician, according to new research. 
Knowing the laws and regulations that apply both nationally and in your state specifically is key for any provider looking to offer telehealth services. 
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Peripheral artery disease, which is common among people with diabetes, can lead to serious consequences, including amputation.
Editor’s note: Share APMA’s PAD information with your patients.
A feeling of cotton balls in the feet can be a sign of the onset of neuropathy.
Editor's note: Studies prove care by a podiatrist helps prevent diabetes complications and saves health-care outcomes and spending.
Seeing a podiatrist can help people with diabetes reduce the risk of complications related to their feet. 
Plantar fasciitis is often the source of heel pain and can require clinical treatment. 
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Measuring physicians' level of fatigue can help to get a handle on how pervasive the problem of burnout is. 
The percentage of Americans who rate their health-care providers online has increased sharply in just the past year, according to a new survey. 
Some research suggests that physician use of white coats has an effect on patient satisfaction. 
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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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