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March 21, 2019 In This Issue
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What PATIENTS Are Reading
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In its annual report to Congress, the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission recommended no increase in physician fee-for-service reimbursement rates in 2020.
Editor’s note: APMA has MACRA resources to help DPMs overcome payment obstacles. Check out the MACRA Made Easy reimbursement series and reimbursement resources, too.
While burnout remains a real issue, a new survey has some positive news with regard to how physicians view their work.
Editor’s note: Feeling stressed? APMA has Physician Well-Being resources at to help you managing burnout, work–life balance, and more.
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The proposal would allow for alternative dispute resolution to deal with health-care reimbursement issues.
Editor’s note: APMA provides reimbursement resources for DPMs and also sample letter and tips to help you communicate with patients about out-of-network status and physician termination from Medicare Advantage plans.
A new survey found that beyond financial compensation, young physicians are attracted to a positive work culture and the prospect of positive work/life balance.
Editor’s note: The APMA Career Center has all your hiring and job search needs covered. APMA’s Young Physicians’ Transition Series is here to help at each stage in a young physician’s career.
Interventional Academy
While regulations related to health information technology can be complex, it's important to stay up to date, especially when it comes to telehealth.
Editor’s Note: Don’t miss APMA’s Health IT resources and our issue brief on telehealth.
A majority of patients in a recent survey indicated that they were at least somewhat concerned about the security of their personal health information with regard to electronic health records.
Editor’s Note: See APMA’s EHR Decision Guide for DPMs on
What Patients are Reading
Podiatrists can help patients in innumerable ways when it comes to maintaining the long-term health of their feet and ankles.
Editor’s note: Check out APMA’s “Operate Like a DPM” Spring Foot Health Campaign has resources for your patients on what a podiatrist is and your crucial role in the health-care team. Visit for your free poster, tip sheets, and so much more.
Psoriatic arthritis can cause pain and inflammation in feet, but treatments are available to help.
Editor’s note: Share APMA’s arthritis information with your patients.
Taking off shoes without loosening standard laces can lead to ligament and tendon damage.
When you're in the market for a new pair of shoes, it can help to examine the wear pattern on the shoes you're planning to discard.
Editor's note: Check out the latest list of APMA Seal-Accepted footwear and recommend these products to your patients.
Practice EHR
Some simple steps, such as making sure to lock electronic devices that are not currently in use, can help improve information security.
Physicians are at a higher risk of burnout than other professionals, according to a new research letter.
Editor’s note: APMA has Physician Well-Being resources at
While telehealth tools offer a wide range of benefits, it's important not to allow the technology to depersonalize the patient/provider encounter.
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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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