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April 18, 2019 In This Issue
National News
What PATIENTS Are Reading
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National News
Multiple agencies, including the FBI, have collaborated to break up one of the largest Medicare fraud schemes in history, dubbed “Operation Brace Yourself.” Charges have been announced against 24 people across the world who allegedly billed Medicare for more than $1 billion worth of unnecessary durable medical equipment. This involved mostly back, shoulder, wrist, and knee braces. Learn more about how to avoid becoming involved in a situation like this.
Eighteen percent of physicians used telehealth technology last year, according to a new survey, a sharp increase over 2015.
Editor’s note: Read APMA’s issue brief and more information on telehealth.
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A new survey suggests that physicians overall have an optimistic outlook about their practices, especially women and younger physicians.
A new report details the percentage of physicians who are involved in various models of reimbursement.
Interventional Academy
Patients with chronic conditions are more likely to keep up with taking their medications if they use a mobile health tracker, according to new data.
Factors for physicians to consider when setting their own salary include upcoming capital costs, reinvestment in the practice, and staffing considerations.
What Patients are Reading
When home remedies aren't enough, it's best to turn to a podiatrist for diagnosing and treating foot-related conditions.
Learn more about APMA's Spring Foot Health Campaign, which coincides with National Foot Health Awareness month, and visit for resources designed for patients, members, and components and affiliates!
Proper foot cleaning and drying and not wearing the same pair of shoes every day are among the ways to prevent feet from smelling.
Editor’s note: See antifungal products awarded APMA’s Seal of Acceptance/Approval.
Wearing footwear that isn't appropriate for high-intensity activities can lead to injury and other foot problems.
Editor's note: Tell your patients about APMA's list of athletic shoes given the APMA Seal of Acceptance.
Wearing compression socks when flying can benefit people who are at risk for blood clots.
Practice EHR
The study found that even during the time first-year physicians spent with patients, many were still working on medical records.
Editor’s note: See APMA’s EHR resources to help you choose the right EHR for your practice, and take advantage of our physician well-being resources at for tips on managing burnout.
Potential strategies to improve the financial health of a physician practice include adding staff and re-examining contracts with payers.
Editor’s note: APMA provides practice management and reimbursement resources for members at
According to a new study, female physicians with children shoulder most of the domestic responsibilities in their home life.
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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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