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December 19, 2019 In This Issue
National News
What PATIENTS Are Reading
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A survey of female physicians found that both unconscious and overt bias have led to the current gender pay gap.
Commonly overlooked areas for improvement when it comes to billing costs include cash posting and claim status inquiries.
Editor’s note: Learn more about how to protect your wallet in APMA’s practice management and reimbursement resources on
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Interventions involving teamwork, time, transitions, and technology can help to address the problem of physician burnout.
Editor’s note: Feeling burned out? Our Physician Well-Being resources at can help.
Among the trends for the next ten years are the increasing importance of cybersecurity and the rise of artificial intelligence.
Practice Fusion
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.
El Paso, Texas, Miami, and Cleveland are the top three cities in terms of physician demand, according to a recent study.El Paso, Texas, Miami, and Cleveland are the top three cities in terms of physician demand, according to a recent study.
A recent study has found that very few patients actually access their medical records.
What Patients are Reading
Ball-of-foot pain can be the result of a tear in the plantar plate.
Regular foot exams by a podiatrist are an important facet to the care patients with diabetes should receive.
Editor’s note: Take advantage of APMA’s Diabetes Campaign materials year-round at
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In severe cases, surgery can be necessary to correct a painful bunion.
Editor’s Note: Share APMA’s free “Beat Bunion Blues” materials with your patients and download APMA’s digital brochure on bunions for your practice—you can even customize it with your practice information.
When symptoms of foot pain or numbness arise, a visit to the podiatrist can help to identify and treat a potential problem before it gets worse.
Editor’s Note: This year's highly successful Diabetes Awareness campaign theme was "Don't Lose Your Nerve to Diabetes." Check it out and share with your patients. Share APMA’s neuroma information with patients, too.
The past year saw a number of legislative and regulatory developments that could end up increasing access to telehealth services in the U.S.
Editor’s note: Read APMA’s issue brief on telehealth and get help selecting an EHR system with APMA’s Health IT resource page.
Solid data and consideration of multiple factors are key for those seeking to grow their practice effectively.
Proposed legislation regarding surprise billing is unlikely to come up for a vote prior to 2020.
Editor’s note: Visit APMA’s eAdvocacy page at to write to your member of Congress on behalf of the profession. Learn more about APMA’s legislative advocacy efforts on
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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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