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May 2, 2019 In This Issue
National News
What PATIENTS Are Reading
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National News
The Department of Health and Human Services has released a notice of enforcement discretion in which it announced changes to the assessment of penalties  under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act.
 
Editor’s note: APMA provides HIPAA Privacy and Security Manuals for members on APMA.org.
 
For physicians considering accepting an employment arrangement with a hospital or health system, it’s important to consider a number of issues beyond compensation.
 
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Getting demonstrations from multiple vendors before making a decision is a key factor when selecting health information technology.
 
Editor’s Note: See APMA’s EHR Decision Guide for DPMs on APMA.org.
 
Taking a systematic approach that covers all the bases, from location to staffing and more can smooth the process of starting a new practice.
 
Editor’s note: Want to start your own Practice? Get started at the APMA Career Center, and check out APMA’s practice management and reimbursement resources.
 
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With deadlines approaching, it’s important for those interested in participating to begin preparations.
 
Editor’s note: Learn more about payment models using APMA’s reimbursement resources and Medicare resources at APMA.org.
 
Establishing an effective social media presence doesn’t have to be a headache, according to one expert.
 
Editor’s note: Check out APMA’s social media tips for physicians, how to get your practice online and cultivate content, and more at APMA.org.
 
What Patients are Reading
Nerve compression in the feet and Achilles tendonitis are among the foot problems sometimes experienced by cyclists.
 
Editor’s note: See all of the antifungal products awarded APMA’s Seal of Acceptance/Approval.
 
Ignoring pain or other issues caused by wearing high heels can lead to further problems.
 
Editor’s note: APMA’s easy to read, concise Foot Health Conditions information page is a resource to share with your patients.
 
Foot pain can result from a host of conditions, some more serious than others.
 
Editor’s note: Check out APMA’s Spring Foot Health Awareness Campaign materials and download our customizable digital brochure on heel pain for your practice.
 
While some foot blisters can often be managed at home, in more serious cases where inflammation is apparent, it's best to see a podiatrist.
 
Editor’s note: It’s Flip-Flop season and that means blisters. Share APMA’s YouTube video on how to avoid a Flip-Flop Fiasco with your patients!
 
Improving price transparency and offering payment options to patients can help practices differentiate themselves in the marketplace.
 
Editor’s note: Find a sample letter and tips to help you communicate with patients about out-of-network status and physician termination from Medicare Advantage plans, and more advice for DPMs in practice.
 
Preparing by cross-training staff is one way to help weather unexpected staff shortages.
 
Editor’s note: Read more on how to manage your in our practice management and reimbursement resources. Get tips on managing stress with our Physician Well-Being resources.
 
Investment in physician practices by private equity is a growing trend, according to some experts.
 
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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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