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June 20, 2019 In This Issue
National News
What PATIENTS Are Reading
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Six out of every 10 falls happen at home, but there are many changes you can make to your home to help you avoid falling.
 
Editor’s note: See APMA’s Falls Prevention resources, including webinars and a special edition of JAPMA. 
 
More changes to evaluation and management services documentation and reimbursement could be on the horizon.
 
Editor’s note: See APMA’s resources on coding and reimbursement basics at APMA.org.
 
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A new proposed rule from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services concerns electronic prior authorization for Part D.
 
Editor’s note: APMA provides reimbursement resources and Medicare resources at APMA.org.
 
Training staff, either internally or with the help of a consultant, and providing complete documentation are among the tips for reducing claims denials.
 
Editor’s note: APMA’s CAC and PIAC representatives can help you in claims appeal.
 
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More than half of physicians reported no significant change in compensation year over year, according to a study.
 
Editor’s note: APMA’s 2018 Podiatric Practice Survey includes data on practice arrangements, tenure, and more. Use this information to benchmark yourself against your peers, and consider where you want to be when you take the next step in your career.
 
What Patients are Reading
From plantar fasciitis to Achilles tendonitis and beyond, runner can face a variety of foot conditions with a variety of causes.
 
Editor’s note: APMA’s easy to read, concise Foot Health Conditions information page is a resource to share with your patients.
 
Peripheral artery disease and diabetes are among the serious problems that can manifest symptoms in the feet.
 
Wearing sandals doesn’t have to lead to blisters, if the footwear is of high quality and worn appropriately.
 
Editor's note: Check out the latest list of APMA Seal-Accepted footwear and recommend these products to your patients.
 
While home treatments such as rest, ice, and stretching can help, if pain from plantar fasciitis persists, it’s best to see a podiatrist.
 
Editor’s note: Download our digital brochure on heel pain, which can be customized you’re your practice information.
 
Being prudent about what to post online is especially important for health professionals, a new study has found.
 
Editor’s note: How to get your practice online and cultivate content, social media tips, and more.
 
A hearing of the senate health committee revealed different ideas about how best to address the issue of surprise billing.
 
A new study suggests that variation in the way physicians document clinical information could lead to problems.
 
Editor’s Note: See APMA’s EHR Decision Guide for DPMs on APMA.org.
 
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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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