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May 23, 2019 In This Issue
National News
What PATIENTS Are Reading
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In a final rule, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced that Medicare Part D plans will be required to provide drug pricing information to clinicians electronically.
Recommended steps for setting up a well-being program for physicians include starting out by identifying goals and getting feedback from stakeholders.
Editor’s note: APMA has Physician Well-Being resources at to help you manage burnout, work–life balance, and more.
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Workplace solutions for physician burnout can include setting realistic workloads and fostering a supportive environment, according to an expert.
Editor’s note: Visit for American Psychological Association’s guide to resilience and coping mechanisms more burnout resources to help you.
While more health plans are buying to virtual health, patients have shown more reticence, according to a new survey.
Interventional Academy
Discussing financial issues with patients upfront can help to head off problems that might arise later on.
Editor’s note: APMA has tips for DPMs on communicating with patients about out-of-network status and physician termination from Medicare Advantage plans.
The survey of 400 residents indicated that only 2% were interested in starting their own practice.
Editor’s note: You’ll find job listings for a variety of practice arrangement types, including of hospital-based employment opportunities, at the APMA Career Center. APMA’s Young Physicians’ Transition Series is also here to help residents at each stage in their career.
What Patients are Reading
Podiatrists are the experts when it comes to treating the full range of conditions related to feet and ankles.
Editor’s note: Let your enthusiasm for this year’s spring foot health awareness campaign continue all year. Keep using the hashtag #OperateLikeaDPM on social media and visit for details and resources.
To help avoid blisters, it’s important to reduce footwear-related friction as much as possible.
When a bunion results in daily pain, it may be time to consider surgical options.
Editor's note: Share APMA's "What is a bunion?" content with your patients.
Shoes that are too flat and offer little or no support can lead to foot and other problems if overused.
Editor’s note: Check out APMA’s video on how to avoid a Flip-Flop Fiasco is on YouTube and recommend APMA Seal-Accepted footwear to your patients.
Practice EHR
Adopting evidence-based, patient centric approach can benefit patients and potentially reduce costs.
According to a new survey, physician groups are now more likely to take on risk from a payment model than they were in 2015.
Editor’s note: APMA provides reimbursement resources for members at
Female physicians were trusted slightly more than male physicians, according to the survey.
Developing a plan for remodeling, evaluating financing options, and deciding how to work while changes are being made are among the considerations when exploring a practice makeover.
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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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