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February 7, 2019 In This Issue
National News
What PATIENTS Are Reading
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National News
Among the potentially significant reimbursement trends this year are the continued move from fee-for-service to value-based reimbursement and the further expansion of telehealth.
Editor’s note: Learn more about these topics in APMA’s practice management and reimbursement resources. Read our issue brief and more information on telehealth, too.
A new study on EHR use among small physician practices finds that practices are most interested in improved usability of the technology.
A new Health Affairs report claims that hospital prices increased more substantially than physician prices between 2007 and 2014.
Training in conveying empathy to patients can help both reduce burnout and improve patient adherence.
Editor’s note: Please see APMA’s new Physician Well-Being resources at for help managing burnout, work–life balance, and more.
Nemo Health
Destressing away from work can be difficult for anyone, but there are plenty of options to help a busy physician unwind.
When considering whether to offer telehealth services, it pays to thoroughly explore all the legal, regulatory and licensure issues involved.
Editor’s note: APMA’s issue brief on telehealth provides a general background and overview of telehealth coverage for practitioners.
What Patients are Reading
Certain stretching exercises can help reduce the pain of plantar fasciitis, as can a number of other treatments and approaches to care.
Editor’s note: Download our digital brochure on heel pain, which can be customized you’re your practice information. You can also link to our heel pain info for patients on your practice website.
For those dealing with plantar fasciitis, there are a number of important considerations when choosing a running shoe.
Editor’s note: Share APMA’s guide to choosing running shoes with your patients.
Given that diabetic foot ulcers can lead to amputation, it's crucial to seek proper care in dealing with them.
Editor's note: Studies prove care by a podiatrist helps prevent diabetes complications and saves health-care outcomes and spending.
Sock sneakers may feel comfortable, but they can lack stability and support.
Editor's note: Tell your patients about APMA's list of athletic shoes given the APMA Seal of Acceptance.
Practice EHR
After receiving a large number of comments regarding revision of the Stark Law, the Department of Health and Human Services continues to weigh its options.
Editor’s note: APMA has an issue brief on Stark Law Compliance, which includes an overview of why it matters and answers to FAQ about qualifications.
Cyberattacks that target specific organizations or individuals are becoming increasingly common in health-care.
A large majority of physicians responding to a new poll reported that the administrative burden brought about by prior authorization requirements has only increased over the last five years.
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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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