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June 27, 2019 In This Issue
National News
What PATIENTS Are Reading
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National News
Reducing clutter in one’s workspace, prioritizing responsibilities and planning ahead are all among the ways that can help physicians become more productive.
By leading to increased efficiency, value-based payment reform ultimately can lead to lower costs and better quality, according to a health economist.
EpiFix® Dehydrated Human Amnion/Chorion Membrane Allograft
MiMedx Group Inc.
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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The number of doctors pursuing MBA degrees has been growing steadily.
Editor’s note: Visit for resources on physician burnout.
Legislation to reduce the incidence of surprise medical bills could have some unexpected effects on some health-care providers.
Interventional Academy
CERAMENT®|BONE VOID FILLER is an injectable, moldable, drillable and radiopaque bone substitute which has been proven to remodel to host bone within 6-12 months.
Learn more about applications in Foot & Ankle
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.
By 2030, the United States will face a physician shortfall of more than 120,000, according to a recent report.
The common practice of patients searching online for information about their symptoms can have both positive and negative repercussions.
What Patients are Reading
It’s important to focus on function rather than form when making decisions about a toddlers’ first shoes.
Editor’s note: Share APMA’s tips for finding proper fitting shoes for your child with your patients.
Socks serve some important functions, such as reducing friction, which can cause blisters, and protecting against athlete’s foot.
Common foot issues that could require the care of podiatrist include bunions, plantar fasciitis and ingrown toenails.
Flip flops are appropriate in some situations, but not all, and it’s important to choose footwear carefully.
Editor’s note: APMA’s video on how to avoid a Flip-Flop Fiasco is on YouTube. Share with patients!
The percentage of patients who paid more than $500 out of pocket increased sharply from 2017 to 2018, according to a new report.
The rising number of patients failing to pay their bills has left practices in a difficult situation, but there are collection strategies that can help.
Editor’s note: Maximize your practice income with the tools in APMA’s practice management and reimbursement resources.
It's important for health-care providers to be aware of the requirements regarding HIPAA Covered Entities.
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!"
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.
The Tetra Corporation
Formula 7® is the only paraben free soluble tolnaftate antifungal microemulsion fortified with cosmetic ingredients and bactericidal agents. Soluble Tolnaftate, Urea, N-acetyl-l-cysteine, and Tea Tree Oil work to provide broad spectrum antimicrobial activity!
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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