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November 27, 2019 In This Issue
National News
What PATIENTS Are Reading
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National News
It's a good time to think through goals and potential obstacles to overcome in the new year.
 
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.
 
Open enrollment in health plans under the Affordable Care Act continues to lag behind last year, according to new data.
 
Editor's note: Visit APMA's health-care reform page to learn more about key provisions in the ACA for podiatrists and more.
 
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The head of Google Health released a statement regarding Project Nightingale, which has drawn the attention of the House Energy and Commerce Committee.
 
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has announced that the improper payment rate for Medicare fee-for-service is the lowest it has been since 2010.
 
Editor’s note: Be sure to take advantage of APMA’s Medicare resources on APMA.org.
 
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The Nature-Fit Difference
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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.
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A new survey reveals a high level of concern among health-care consumers about the cost of care as well as price transparency.
 
Editor’s note: Find a sample letter and tips to help you communicate with patients about out-of-network status and physician termination from Medicare Advantage plans.
 
What Patients are Reading
Cold weather can be dangerous for diabetics, who are at risk for reduced blood flow to their feet.
 
Editor’s note: APMA’s 2019 Diabetes Awareness campaign materials are free and available to members now!
 
Keeping feet dry and warm are top priorities when walking in cold weather.
 
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Although a widespread problem, effective treatment options are available for heel pain resulting from plantar fasciitis.
 
Editor’s note: Download our digital brochure on heel pain, which can be customized you’re your practice information.
 
Simple excercises can lead to strong and more flexible feet.
 
Research continues to suggest a high rate of physician burnout, and a high economic cost associated with it.
 
Editor’s note: Feeling burned out? Visit www.apma.org/wellbeing.
 
New technology holds promise for both providers and patients, but changing health-care behaviors can take time.
 
A new report from the Department of Veterans Affairs reveals a sharp increase in the use of telehealth services since last year.
 
Editor’s note: See APMA’s telehealth/telemedicine resource page for details on how this rapidly rising patient care method applies to you and your practice.
 
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!"
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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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