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August 22, 2019 In This Issue
National News
What PATIENTS Are Reading
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National News
According to a recent study, a majority of health-care providers have fallen short of full compliance with HIPAA’s right of access requirements.
Editor’s note: Check out APMA’s compliance materials for HIPAA guidelines, a corporate compliance manual, help avoiding fraud and abuse, and much more.
Among the factors to consider when acquiring a practice are accurate valuation, location, and what investment might be required in terms of equipment and technology.
Editor’s note: Learn how to be your own boss with the help of APMA’s infographic on starting a practice.
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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It helps to have a strong plan in place to increase the likelihood of a smooth transition for the physician being onboarded.
Editor’s note: Want to start your own practice? Get started at the APMA Career Center, and check out APMA’s practice management and reimbursement resources.
Employing tested communication strategies can help ease a patient’s discomfort when discussing difficult topics.
Practice Fusion
Considerations when making decisions about medical malpractice insurance include comparison shopping and taking state-specific issues into account.
Time pressure to complete documentation and the total amount of time spent related to EHRs were high among the complaints of clinicians surveyed in a recent study. Complaints not linked to EHR use included having a lack of control.
Editor’s note: Visit for help managing physician burnout.
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
What Patients are Reading
Avoiding hand-me-down shoes and making sure new shoes fit properly and are comfortable from the beginning are among the tips when it comes to selecting shoes for school-age children.
Editor’s note: Share APMA’s Back-to-School shoe shopping tips and video with your patients.
While online shopping has become more prevalent, even for footwear, it’s best to have children fitted for shoes in person.
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.
Potential causes for red toes include chilblains, Raynaud’s disease, and infection.
Editor’s note: APMA’s easy to read, concise Foot Health Conditions information page is a resource to share with your patients.
Runners who have experienced pain with their current footwear or who are new to running should consider seeing a podiatrist to help them ascertain what shoes might work best for them.
Editor’s note: Share APMA’s guide to choosing running shoes with your patients.
Dr. Scholl’s Compression Socks
Renfro Corporation
Uncomplicated Style. Superior Comfort. Designed for a casual and dressy look, shop our compression socks with reinforced yarns and smooth toe seams.
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Listening first, avoiding lecturing the patient, and making sure the patient understands what you’ve said are among the keys that may be helpful in communicating with patients.
To achieve the goals you've set for yourself, it helps to focus on the incremental steps necessary to make progress.
A new report from a cybersecurity firm has found that 32 percent of health-care employees have not received any workplace training with regard to cybersecurity.
Editor’s note: Visit APMA’s Health IT resource page for guidance to help doctors and hospitals with EHR selection, security, implementation and other issues.
When considering plans such as refinancing, debt consolidation, and loan forgiveness, it’s important to choose carefully and have a strategy.
Editor’s note: APMA has student loan repayment resources for members.
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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