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February 14, 2019 In This Issue
National News
What PATIENTS Are Reading
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New research suggests that pay-for-performance arrangements that include bonus pay for phyicians can lead to improved care quality.
In their comments to the Department of Health and Human Services' request for information regarding possible amendments to HIPAA, many provider groups urged caution.
Editor’s note: APMA provides HIPAA Privacy and Security Manuals for members on
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For physicians looking to improve the quality of their communication with patients, it can help to ask oneself a few questions.
A number of states, including New Mexico and Virginia, are considering new legislation related to telehealth.
Editor’s note: Read APMA’s telemedicine issue brief, results of our nationwide teledoc survey, and more on this emerging trend in medicine.
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A group of U.S. senators from both sides of the aisle has requested more data from health plans and health-care providers to help them address the issue of surprise medical billing.
Editor’s note: Take advantage of APMA’s practice management and reimbursement resources, including ACO info, EHR advice, and much more. Free to members!
Factors that have been identified as contributing to burnout including taking working home, among several others.
Editor’s note: Please see APMA’s new Physician Well-Being resources at for help managing burnout, work–life balance, and more.
What Patients are Reading
Making sure shoes fit and wearing socks that wick away moisture are two of the ways nurses can head off problems with their feet.
Editor's note: Check out the latest list of APMA Seal-Accepted footwear and recommend these products to your patients and staff.
While plantar warts go away on their own over time, shorter-term options for removal also exist.
Editor’s note: Order plantar warts brochures for your practice at APMA’s secure e-Store.
Keeping feet dry and using safe practices when clipping nails are among the simple steps to protecting feet.
Podiatrists are an important part of the health-care team for patients coping with Type 1 diabetes.
Editor’s note: Take advantage of APMA’s Diabetes Campaign materials you can share with your patients year-round at
Practice EHR
While it's important for anyone in a professional field to exercise good judgment with regard to social media posts, there are several factors physicians in particular should consider.
Editor’s note: Check out APMA’s social media tips for physicians on
Just as it's important for physicians to keep up with changes in clinical practice, it also pays to keep with change on the business side as well.
A new study suggests widespread dissatisfaction among physicians regarding the impact of EHRs on the practice of medicine.
Editor’s note: Visit for help physician managing burnout.
In 2018 alone, there were more than 500 data breaches involving patient records, 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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