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June 13, 2019 In This Issue
National News
What PATIENTS Are Reading
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National News
In a striking vote at its annual meeting, the AMA’s House of Delegates nearly voted to overturn the group’s longstanding opposition to single-payer health care.
  
Editor’s note: APMA provides reimbursement resources and Medicare resources at APMA.org.
 
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Intended for homologous use in the treatment acute and chronic wounds, EpiFix allografts may be stored at ambient conditions for up to 5 years and are available in a variety of sizes. Explore the use of EpiFix® in your wound treatment applications.
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Practices need to adapt to the growing patient demand for convenience.
 
Editor’s note: Visit APMA’s Health IT resource page for guidance to help doctors and hospitals on EHR selection, security, implementation, and other issues.
 
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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.
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When anyone can call themselves a financial planner, how can a physician identify a qualified planner?
 
What Patients are Reading
Americans are hypochondriacs, yet we skip our checkups. We demand drugs we don’t need, and fail to take the ones we do. No wonder the U.S. leads the world in health spending.
 
Mobile health-care applications are becoming increasingly popular with patients.
 
Editor’s note: How to get your practice online and cultivate content, social media tips, and more. Also see our practice management and reimbursement resources.
 
Stylish shoes that also protect your feet.
 
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.
 
Products to keep feet looking good as recommended by podiatrists.
 
Editor''s note: Check out the latest list of APMA Seal-Accepted products and recommend these items to your patients.
 
Strategies for dealing with ingrown toenails.
 
Editor’s note: See APMA’s info page on ingrown toenails and pedicure tips for patients at APMA.org.
 
The importance of specialized shoe-fitting for children.
 
Editor’s note: Read APMA’s tips for finding proper fitting shoes for your child.
 
Some measures can be taken immediately to incorporate value, quality and cost control metrics.
 
Editor’s note: Learn more about this topic using our reimbursement resources for members on APMA.org.
 
Having plans and goals helps your practice to get where you want it to be. Goals include proactive patient schedules, enhanced referrals, and ensuring "big ticket" tests and procedures are maximized (within the standard of care).
 
Can physicians seize the entrepreneurial moment with innovative solutions for a new form of digital health-care?
 
Key differences among patient financing solutions for health-care providers.
 
Editor’s note: Find policy briefs and more information for members about private insurance and Medicare and Medicaid in APMA’s reimbursement resources.
 
Ortho-Dynamics Orthotic Laboratory
Since our inception in 1990, Ortho-Dynamics has been committed to engineering the highest quality custom orthotics and foot & ankle braces. Our motto says it all: "Leadership in Foot Care Technology... Partnership in Foot Care!"
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Cadence Insoles
Cadence provides semi-rigid support with greater relief and shock-absorbing comfort in the heel and forefoot.  3 Exclusive models available.  No contracts, no minimums and always guaranteed.  Call or email for free pair 805-458-0567.
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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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