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November 29, 2018 In This Issue
National News
What PATIENTS Are Reading
National News
The Department of Health and Human Services has released a draft strategy intended to help reduce administrative burdens associated with the use of EHRs.
Editor’s note: See APMA’s comments to CMS on interoperability, and our EHR resources to help you choose the right EHR for your practice.
Comments are now open on a proposed rule from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services intended, in part, to lower prescription drug costs.
Editor’s note: APMA's Medicare Advantage resources are free to members at
A new survey finds compensation relatively flat compared to last year.
Editor’s note: Take advantage of APMA’s practice management and reimbursement resources, including ACO info, EHR advice, and much more. Free to members!
An increasing number of physicians is considering career opportunities in areas such as entrepreneurship, according to a new report.
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According to a new report, mobile devices were involved in nearly half of the breaches.
Editor’s note: APMA has your security needs covered. See the HIPAA Privacy and Security Manuals and APMA's EHR resources for members only on
Warning signs for burnout include working in a high-stress environment, neglecting time with family and personal interests and lack of control over work schedule.
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What Patients are Reading
Regardless of fashion trends, it's important to avoid footwear that can cause harm to one's feet.
Editor's note: Check out the latest list of APMA Seal-Accepted footwear and recommend these products to your patients.
When searching for the right shoe, be aware that shoe sizes can differ between manufacturers.
A number of options, up to and including surgery, are available to those suffering from bunions.
Editor’s Note: Share APMA’s free “Beat Bunion Blues” materials with your patients.
Discoloration of the feet can result from a number of conditions, including Raynaud's disease and peripheral artery disease.
Editor’s note: Share APMA’s Foot Health Conditions page with your patients and link to it on your practice website.
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While telehealth adoption has grown, overall adoption has been slow, according to a new report.
Editor’s note: Read APMA’s telemedicine issue brief, results of our nationwide teledoc survey, and more on this emerging trend in medicine.
Many respondents with health insurance reported having difficulty affording prescription drugs, according to a new survey.
With only a couple of weeks left in the ACA open enrollment period, enrollment appears to be down compared to last year, according to a new report.
While most patients continue to prefer to use the phone to book health-care appointments, they continue to research prospective providers online.
Editor’s note: How to get your practice online and cultivate content, social media tips, and more. Also see our practice management and reimbursement resources.
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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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