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December 26, 2019 In This Issue
National News
What PATIENTS Are Reading
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As 2019 comes to a close, APMA wishes its members, partners and other podiatric medical professionals a safe and happy holiday season. We hope you enjoy this special "year in review" issue of APMA News Brief, with a look at the most-clicked content from 2019. Our regular publication will resume Thursday, Jan. 2, 2020.
 
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ final rule for the Physician Fee Schedule includes provisions that address evaluation and management services.
 
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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While patient satisfaction scores are now a fact of modern health-care, they don’t always give an accurate picture with regard to actual quality of patient care.
 
A new study suggests that professional coaching, administered by telephone, can have positive effects in reducing emotional exhaustion and overall burnout among physicians.
 
Practice Fusion
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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.
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Salaries are up not just for physicians but for office staff and management as well, according to a new report.
 
More changes to evaluation and management services documentation and reimbursement could be on the horizon.
 
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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Six out of every 10 falls happen at home, but there are many changes you can make to your home to help you avoid falling.
 
Nearly 90 percent of those surveyed indicated that maternity leave should last between 11 and 24 weeks.
 
According to a new analysis, accountable care organizations led by physicians were dramatically more successful than other ACOs.
 
Finding ways to increase the number of patients seen and using technology effectively are among the ways practices help to boost their productivity.
 
Physician support for the Affordable Care Act increased from 42 percent in 2012 to 53 percent in 2017, according to a survey in Health Affairs.
 
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
Free Trial!  Sold in Podiatry clinics across the country, Cadence provide varying degrees of semi-rigid support with enhanced shock absorbing comfort under the heel and forefoot.  Exclusive models available.  Call or email for a free pair. 805-458-0567
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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!
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