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March 28, 2019 In This Issue
National News
What PATIENTS Are Reading
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The Justice Department's new opinion argues for the elimination of the entire law, not just the individual mandate.
 
Editor's note: Visit APMA's health-care reform page to learn more about key provisions in the ACA for podiatrists and more.
 
Female physicians saw an overall pay increase of 2 percent from 2017 to 2018, while pay for male physicians did not increase over that span. However, the physician pay gap continues to favor men.
 
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Both physicians groups and hospitals consider current reimbursement levels for chronic care to be less than sufficient, according to a new survey.
 
Editor’s note: Learn more about these topics in APMA’s practice management and reimbursement resources.
 
A new survey found that physicians' level of burnout tended to rise with number of hours worked per week.
 
Editor’s note: Please see APMA’s new Physician Well-Being resources at www.apma.org/wellbeing for help managing burnout.
 
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Of the clinicians who participated, a large majority received a positive pay adjustment, according to a new report.
 
Editor’s note: check out APMA’s MIPS Member FAQs and MIPS in 2019 for all you need to know about the program.
 
What Patients are Reading
Foot pain that does not go away, skin irritation or discoloration and strange growths or lumps are some of the several abnormalities to pay special attention to as Foot Health Awareness Month approaches in April.
 
Editor’s note: APMA’s Spring Foot Health Campaign, “Operate Like a DPM,” coincides with Foot Health Awareness Month. Learn more at www.apma.org/foothealth.
 
Silicone gel wraps designed for heels are one of the many ways to get rid of xerosis—also known as dry heels.
 
Yes with Editor's note: Check out the latest list of APMA Seal-Accepted footwear and recommend these products to your patients.
 
Discoloration of the toenails can signal a number of potential conditions, which can be determined by a podiatrist.
 
Editor’s note: APMA’s easy to read, concise Foot Health Conditions information page is a resource to share with your patients.
 
When searching for the perfect sneakers, those with flat feet should check out the shape of the shoe, the level of arch support, and how much drop the shoes have.
 
Editor’s note: See our running shoe guide for different arch types on APMA.org.
 
Given physicians' typical time constraints, professional networking can be difficult, but some simple steps can make the process less onerous.
 
Editor’s note: Network and attend top-notch educational programs with thousands of podiatrists at The National in Salt Lake City, July 11–14. Register today!
 
Montana and Wisconsin topped the list, which was based on a number of factors, such as cost of living and insurance rates.
 
While support remains strong for interoperability of health-care records, some argue that government rules moving too fast.
 
Editor’s note: Visit APMA’s Health IT resource page for guidance to help doctors and hospitals with EHR selection, security, implementation and other issues.
 
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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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