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April 11, 2019 In This Issue
National News
What PATIENTS Are Reading
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New rules finalized by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services will allow for expanded use of teleheath services under Medicare Advantage by next year.
 
Editor’s note: Read APMA’s issue brief and more information on telehealth and check out our Medicare Advantage resources.
 
Although overall wages for physicians have increased over the past several years, pay for women continues to lag, and the problem appears to be getting worse.
 
Editor’s note: APMA provides reimbursement resources on APMA.org.
 
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Listening to the concerns of employees and carefully examining all of your practice's financial relationships are among the ways physician practices can help stay safe, according to an attorney.
 
Staying organized and keeping good documentation are among the things than help physicians steer clear of problems when launching a new practice.
 
Editor’s note: The APMA Career Center has all your hiring and job search needs covered.
 
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Patient satisfaction depends not only on clinical outcomes but also on the quality of the patient's financial experience with a practice.
 
A new studies finds that a number of factors play into a physician's decision regarding whether to participate in Medicaid.
 
Editor's note: See APMA’s Medicaid resources at APMA.org.
 
What Patients are Reading
Avoiding heels, wearing bunion splints and giving your toes a little TLC can be helpful when caring for bunions.
 
Editor’s Note: Share APMA’s free “Beat Bunion Blues” materials with your patients and download APMA’s digital brochure on bunions for your practice—you can even customize it with your practice information.
 
Soaking the feet in warm water with Epsom salt, honey or oatmeal helps soften and loosen dry skin and improves blood flow to the feet.
 
Editor’s note: APMA’s easy to read, concise Foot Health Conditions information page is a resource to share with your patients.
 
Sporty sandals that have thick soles and wide bands along the foot are a great design that also increase shock absorption.
 
Editor's note: Check out the latest list of APMA Seal-Accepted footwear and recommend these products to your patients.
 
In warm weather months, it’s a good idea to examine feet for athlete’s foot.
 
Editor's note: Share APMA’s athlete's foot info page with your patients.
 
Technology that can provide scheduling reminders and targeted notifications can help to improve patient engagement.
 
In a newly released letter, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention offered some clarification regarding its Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain.
 
Providing physicians with greater autonomy as well as leadership development opportunities could help to reduce burnout.
 
Editor’s note: Please see APMA’s new Physician Well-Being resources at www.apma.org/wellbeing for help managing burnout, work–life balance, and more.
 
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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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