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February 28, 2019 In This Issue
National News
What PATIENTS Are Reading
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National News
The average annual net revenue that physicians generate for hospitals has increased by more than 50 percent since 2016, according to a new report.
A number of bills taking various approaches to the issue of surprise billing have been proposed at both the state and federal levels.
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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services attributes much of the expected significant growth in health-care spending to an increase in the number of baby boomers joining the Medicare rolls.
Despite a recent dip, the rate of burnout among physicians remains quite high.
Editor’s note: Feeling burned out and in need of help? APMA’s Physician Well-Being resources can help (
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In addition to cost considerations, patients in a recent survey indicated that physician location and insurance were important factors in deciding where to seek treatment.
New data reveal a dramatic increase in the percentage of physicians employed by hospitals since 2012.
What Patients are Reading
Podiatrists can help to identify the presence of skin cancer on feet.
Editor’s note: Share APMA’s skin cancer information with your patients.
For people with diabetes, it's important to pay particular attention to foot care to reduce the risk of complications.
Editor’s note: Take advantage of APMA’s Diabetes Campaign materials year-round at
Some clinicians have used botulism toxin to treat cases of plantar fasciitis.
Editor’s note: Share APMA’s heel pain information with your patients.
Good arch support and shock absorption are important considerations when choosing casual shoes.
Editor's note: Check out the latest list of APMA Seal-Accepted footwear and recommend these products to your patients.
Practice EHR
Wait and travel times for health-related appointments are generally longer than for other services, according to the report.
Improving patient compliance with a treatment plan can require a change in mindset and some new communication strategies.
To make your website more attractive and useful to potential patients, it can help to make it fast to load and easy to navigate on mobile phones, among other considerations.
Editor’s note: Check out APMA’s Practice Website Tips and how to promote your practice at
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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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