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May 30, 2019 In This Issue
National News
What PATIENTS Are Reading
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Read the May/June issue of APMA News online before it hits mailboxes. Inside you’ll find the latest on USMLE access for podiatry students, which resolutions were adopted at the 2019 House of Delegates and how they affect you, and more.

A survey of independent physician practices found burnout was the most commonly reported challenge, followed by the time requirements of administrative tasks.
Editor’s note: APMA has Physician Well-Being resources at to help you manage burnout, work–life balance, and more.
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In addition to pay, younger physicians are interested in working in larger cities and having work-life balance, according to survey of last-year residents.
Editor’s note: The APMA Career Center has all your hiring and job search needs covered. APMA’s Young Physicians’ Transition Series is here to help at each stage in a young physician’s career.
Although some regulatory barriers to adoption remain, telehealth services are likely to become more common as the physician shortage worsens over time.
Editor’s note: Read APMA’s issue brief and more information on telehealth.
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Practice EHR
The Nature-Fit Difference
Tri Hawk International
Proprietary design addresses the insole issue: Rigid insoles do not allow the arch to move downward enough to fully handle the shock of a foot strike. Soft insoles collapse under pressure and cannot prevent the arch from flattening. Custom orthotics are designed to fit the patient’s flawed foot rather than make the foot healthy.
The World Health Organization has included workplace burnout In the eleventh revision of its International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems (ICD-11).
Some executives contend that the law stands in the way of some potential value-based care initiatives.
Editor’s note: Learn more about the Stark law in APMA’s compliance materials section.
What Patients are Reading
If one begins to feel pain in the feet, is planning to begin an increased workout regimen, or notices problems such as bunions, it’s important to consult a podiatrist.
Editor's note: Studies prove care by a podiatrist helps prevent diabetes complications and saves health-care outcomes and spending.
Among the benefits of stretching the feet is potentially reducing hyperpronation.
Finding the right fit is especially important when it comes to finding the right shoes for toddlers, whose feet are still growing.
Editor’s note: Read APMA’s tips for finding proper fitting shoes for your child.
Keeping feet moisturized and clearing away dead skin can help feet look their best in the summer months.
The chief frustration stems from the time that practices must spend on prior authorizations—an average of 15 hours per week, according to a new report.
Editor’s note: Take advantage of APMA’s practice management and reimbursement resources.
According to recent research, most patients want to have cost discussions with their physician, but less than a third of them actually do.
The employer benefits offered to physicians have remained fairly static for the past several years, according to a new survey.
Online reviews can provide a window on what’s most important to your patients.
Editor’s note: Check out APMA’s social media tips for physicians, how to get your practice online and cultivate content, and more at
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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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