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January 31, 2019 In This Issue
National News
What PATIENTS Are Reading
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National News
Physicians who are mothers and also responsible for caring for ill relatives report higher rates of burnout and other issues than physician mothers without those additional responsibilities, according to new research.
Editor’s note: Please see APMA’s new Physician Well-Being resources at for help managing burnout, work–life balance, and more.
Peer coaching is one possible solution when it comes to addressing the problem of physician burnout.
The issue of surprise billing is drawing increasing interest from legislators at both the federal and state level.
An increasing number of patients with high-deductible plans can increase the burden on physician practices with regard to payment collection.
Editor’s note: See APMA’s resources on coding and reimbursement basics as well as balance billing at
Nemo Health
Key issues to look for in 2019 include possible changes to the Stark Law and the increasing adoption of telehealth services.
The traditional work culture may not be a good fit for younger physicians seeking greater work-life balance.
What Patients are Reading
Seeking help from a podiatrist is important when foot pain becomes persistent and affects one's quality of life.
With growing children, it's best to check how shoes fit more often than once a year.
Even casual footwear such as slippers can include some type of arch support and better protect feet.
When considering the use of orthotics, it's best to consult with a podiatrist and consider all your options.
Editor’s note: See APMA’s guide for your patients on the difference between Rx custom orthotics and OTC shoe inserts.
Practice EHR
Although the number of mergers and acquisitions increased in 2018, the dollar value of those deals dropped compared to the previous year, according to a new report.
Increasingly, electronic health records are expanding their scope beyond the traditional ways in which they have been used.
Editor’s Note: See APMA’s EHR Decision Guide for DPMs on
While 90 percent of providers accept private insurance, followed closely by the number who accept Medicare, only 71 percent take Medicaid, according to a new report.
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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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