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March 7, 2019 In This Issue
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What PATIENTS Are Reading
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From exemptions to payment adjustments, it important to stay up to date with the latest regarding rules for the Quality Payment Program.
Editor's note: Register today for APMA's next MACRA Made Easy series webinar on April 23: "2019 MIPS Improvement Activities (IA)" 
Finding the right person to serve as practice manager is crucial to the success to a physician practice, and following best practices in the employment search can help.
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When considering whether to offer telehealth services, it's important to consider the legal and regulatory issues involved.
Editor’s note: APMA’s issue brief on telehealth provides a general background and overview of telehealth coverage for practitioners.
What health-care consumers expect of providers is changing in some fundamental ways, some experts say. 
Nemo Health
While cash balance plans aren't right for everyone, they represent one option for physicians when it comes to retirement planning, according to a financial professional.
According to new research, Google Translate can have its uses in communicating with non-English-speaking patients.
What Patients are Reading
Going barefoot in gym locker rooms can expose feet to a number of hazards, including infection.
Editor’s note: Share APMA’s Athlete’s Foot information with your patients.
Lack of blood circulation in your feet could be an indicator of heart issues and disease.
Blood clots and organ problems are among the five reasons you might be experiencing swollen feet.
Repetitive exercises, like running and poor footwear, could be some of the causes of your foot pain. 
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.
Practice EHR
A majority of health-care organizations indicated they were particularly concerned about mobile security as opposed to the security of other devices, according to a new report.
Improving patient satisfaction is among the many ways technology can impact performance under MACRA.
Editor’s note: Learn more about these topics in APMA’s practice management and reimbursement resources.
Age, gender, children and marital status are all factors when it comes to physician burnout, according to a new paper. 
Editor’s note: Feeling burned out and in need of help? APMA’s Physician Well-Being resources can help ( 
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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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