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October 3, 2019 In This Issue
National News
What PATIENTS Are Reading
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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services received more than 30,000 comments regarding the proposed 2020 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule.
Editor’s note: APMA advocated for podiatrists regarding the CY 2020 MPFS proposed rule's impact on members. Read multiple comment letters APMA sent to CMS. Read them at
Staying up to date on regulatory requirements and making wise decisions regarding technology are key factors for physician practices that prefer to remain independent.
Editor’s note: Visit APMA’s practice management and reimbursement resources to stay current on regulatory requirements and navigate technology decisions. Want to start your own practice? Get started at the APMA Career Center.
EpiFix® Dehydrated Human Amnion/Chorion Membrane Allograft
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Decisions regarding student debt, insurance, estate planning and retirement can be difficult, but resources are available to help physicians make choices that work for them.
Editor’s note: APMA offers members extensive resources on selling or closing a practice and student loan repayment.
Research suggests that regular physical activity can help to increase productivity and reduce stress, among other benefits.
Editor’s note: Feeling burned out? Our physician well-being resources at can help.
Practice Fusion
Physicians responding to a recent survey reported fairly high levels of satisfaction with their career.
Editor’s note: See APMA’s 2018 podiatric practice survey data for information on practice type, income, and more.
Advice for conducting successful job interviews with potential staff includes asking candidates questions that make them think creatively and paying attention to the questions they ask.
Editor’s note: The APMA Career Center has all your hiring and job search needs covered.
What Patients are Reading
The feet can reveal symptoms of a number of potential health conditions, including peripheral artery disease.
Compression socks can help reduce swelling in the feet and legs, but they aren't recommended for all patients.
Editor's note: Check out the latest list of APMA Seal-Accepted products and recommend them to your patients.
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.
Shoes with good arch support can help runners with flat feet avoid some common foot problems.
Editor’s note: Recommend APMA’s running shoe guide for different arch types and APMA Seal-Accepted products to your patients.
Seeking early treatment from a podiatrist can lead to better outcomes down the road for patients experiencing foot problems.
Editor’s note: Use APMA’s collected data on the value of podiatry when advocating for the profession.
Dr. Scholl’s Compression Socks
Renfro Corporation
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A new study of residents found a correlation between reading nonmedical books and reduced signs of burnout.
Editor’s note: APMA has resources on “Coping with the Stresses of Residency” as part of its Young Physician Transition Series.
Older adults indicated a number of concerns regarding the use of telehealth technology in a recent survey, including being unsure if they could get it to work.
Editor’s note: Read APMA’s issue brief and more information on telehealth.
In a survey, a large majority of physicians indicated that education in how to help patients end their use of opioids is lacking.
Editor’s note: APMA has created an Opioid Use and Abuse Prevention resource just for members.
A new report reveals high levels of risk with regard to paper records in health-care organizations.
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.
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
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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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