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October 17, 2019 In This Issue
National News
What PATIENTS Are Reading
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Nearly 90 percent of those surveyed indicated that maternity leave should last between 11 and 24 weeks.
Editor’s note: Podiatrists need to consider many legal and regulatory compliance issues. APMA members have access to a suite of compliance materials in the Practice Management & Reimbursement section of
According to a new analysis, accountable care organizations led by physicians were dramatically more successful than other ACOs.
Editor's note: APMA provides information and resources on ACOs at
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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More than 80% of physicians in a new survey characterized prior authorization requirements as significantly burdensome.
Editor’s note:  APMA sent comments to CMS about streamlining the Medicare Advantage Prior Authorization process.
Internet-related attacks can disrupt physician practice operations, with phishing attacks still the most common type.
Practice Fusion
Delegating some administrative responsibilities creating a positive work culture are among the tips for warding off burnout, according to one expert.
Editor’s note: Visit for physician burnout resources.
In a new survey, physicians indicated that they and their staff had generally lukewarm feelings about their current EHR system.
Editor’s Note: See APMA’s EHR Decision Guide for DPMs on
What Patients are Reading
Shoes with sturdy heels and a thick arch can help make plantar fasciitis less likely.
Editor’s note: Download APMA’s digital brochure on heel pain, customize it with your practice information.
Washing and drying feet, choosing proper footwear, and seeing a podiatrist when foot pain strikes are among the ways to keep feet healthy.
Editor’s note: Don’t wait until November to prepare for Foot Health Awareness Month. Check out APMA's new campaign materials. This year's campaign theme is "Don't Lose Your Nerve to Diabetes." Review the tools, order your free campaign poster, and hit the ground running next month.
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 that lack support, such as ballet flats, can be a poor choice for extended wear.
Editor's note: Check out the latest list of APMA Seal-Accepted products and recommend them to your patients.
Because even a small blister can lead to bigger problems for runners, it’s important to reduce friction and moisture when running.
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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Experts speaking at a recent conference predicted an increased emphasis on connected care and continuing concerns about the security of health-care data.
Insurers are increasingly warming up to telehealth for a variety of reasons, including expected cost savings.
Editor’s note: Read APMA’s issue brief and more information on telehealth.
Concerns regarding the proposed rules regarding the Stark law and anti-kickback statute include the possibility of increased documentation requirements.
Editor’s note: Read APMA’s Stark Law Issue Brief and learn more about the Stark law in APMA’s compliance materials section.
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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