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February 21, 2019 In This Issue
National News
What PATIENTS Are Reading
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In a recent speech, Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar addressed Medicare Part D and said the agency is paying attention to physician input regarding drug pricing.
Editor’s note: APMA provides reimbursement resources and Medicare resources at
In an analysis of quality measures, researchers found little evidence of improved care in areas with greater levels of integration.
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Eliminating barriers for patients and personalizing the message are among the ways to improve patient engagement.
Over the past 10 years, the number of False Claims Act cases in health-care has grown substantially.
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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' Office of the Actuary projects that spending on health-care will grow at an increasing rate.
With the average age of physicians increasing steadily, it's important to be prepared for the transition.
Editor’s note: Get info on selling or closing a practice on the APMA Career Center
What Patients are Reading
Podiatrists can help patients address a number of common conditions related to their feet and ankles.
Editor’s note: APMA provides a page aimed at the public explaining podiatry. Visit “What is a Podiatrist?” on and share widely.
A well-cushioned arch and support under the forefoot are among several things to look for in a running shoe suitable for flat feet.
Editor’s note: See APMA’s running shoe guide for different arch types on
Foot conditions resulting from pregnancy can include collapsed arches and swelling.
Applying cold, wet cloths to the itchy area and regularly using moisturizers are two remedies for itchy feet.
Editor's note: Share APMA’s athlete's foot info page with your patients.
Certain exercises can help strengthen the muscles around the ankle to help prevent injury.
Editor’s note: Share APMA’s Sprains, Strains, and Fractures info with your patients.
Practice EHR
While cyberattacks have become common in health-care, there has been some progress in terms of cybersecurity efforts, according to a new report.
Editor’s note: Take advantage of APMA’s practice management and reimbursement resources, including EHR advice and much more. Free to members!
A greater focus on physician wellness at the institutional level is important in combatting the problem of burnout.
Editor’s note: Have you checked out APMA’s new Physician Well-Being resources? Visit for help managing burnout, work–life balance, and more.
A survey of patients found that cost was strongly related to overal patient satisfaction with physicians and hospitals.
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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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