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January 9, 2020 In This Issue
National News
What PATIENTS Are Reading
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National News
Among the expected issues for health-care in 2020 are lowering costs, the ramifications of price transparency rules, and telehealth.
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.
A panel of experts identified five practices to help physicians in their interactions with patients.
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 more people and institutions are aware of the problem of physician burnout, implementation of solutions has been slower in coming.
Editor’s note: Feeling burned out? Our Physician Well-Being resources at can help.
Some physicians contend that proposed changes to the Stark Law could result in greater administrative burdens.
Editor’s note: Read APMA’s Stark Law Issue Brief and learn more about the Stark law in APMA’s compliance materials section.
Practice Fusion
Administrative costs account for a significant percentage of total health-care costs in the U.S., according to new research.
In selecting malpractice insurance that best meets the needs of one’s individual practice, it’s important to consider a number of factors.
What Patients are Reading
Among the self-care tips for nurses who spend all day on their feet are to choose supportive footwear and compression socks, and to consider soaking the feet with Epsom salt and water.
Stretching the feet after a long day of wearing high heels can help sore feet recover more quickly and may help to prevent longer-term damage.
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.
Tips for beginning runners include choosing footwear that is less likely to lead to injury.
Editor’s note: Share APMA’s guide to choosing running shoes with your patients.
Dr. Scholl’s Compression Socks
Renfro Corporation
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Effective pre-visit planning can help patient encounters go more smoothly.
Actions such as making a will and establishing a financial power of attorney can help physicians protect their estate.
In addition to ongoing litigation over the Affordable Care Act, 2020 is likely to see more legal activity regarding price transparency and association health plans.
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
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
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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