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January 24, 2019 In This Issue
National News
What PATIENTS Are Reading
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National News
About two-thirds of physician practices report that Medicare payment rates fall short of their cost of delivering care, according to a new survey.
According to a new survey, the government shutdown is already having an effect on patients concerned about being able to pay for their care.
In a letter to President Trump and congressional leaders, dozens of health-related organizations called for immediately restoring full funding to the Food and Drug Administration.
Data analytics can help practices get a better grasp of costs and other factors relevant to value-based care.
Nemo Health
The cost of data breaches can be significant for small practices, but there are steps that can be taken to reduce the risk.
Editor’s note: Take advantage of APMA’s practice management and reimbursement resources, including ACO info, EHR advice, and much more. Free to members!
A recent study found that patients who used telehealth as part of their follow-up care reported generally positive experiences.
Editor’s note: Read APMA’s telemedicine issue brief, results of our nationwide teledoc survey, and more on this emerging trend in medicine.
What Patients are Reading
Some podiatrists are strengthening relationships with shoe stores to help patients and customers choose the most appropriate footwear for them.
The more acceptable heel trends are those in which the heels aren't too high and good structure is maintained.
Editor's note: Recommend APMA Seal-Accepted footwear (Including dress shoes!) to your patients.
When other options provide only temporary relief for plantar fasciitis, surgery could be the right choice.
Editor’s note: Download our digital brochure on heel pain, which can be customized you’re your practice information.
With a narrow toe box and tiny base of support, stiletto heels can lead to a number of long-term foot problems.
Editor’s note: APMA’s easy to read, concise Foot Health Conditions information page is a resource to share with your patients.
Practice EHR
Interns in programs where certain conditions were in place, such as longer hours, were more likely to report symptoms of depression.
Short-term consulting projects can be attractive options for physicians, but there are some important considerations involved.
Nearly 14 percent of U.S. adults are uninsured, the highest level in four years, according to a new poll.
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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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