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January 16, 2020 In This Issue
National News
What PATIENTS Are Reading
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Rhode Island tops the list as the state where podiatrist pay is highest.
Editor’s note: See APMA’s 2018 podiatric practice survey data for information on practice type, income, and more.
Seven possible policy changes could have a significant effect on health-care in 2020.
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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Burnout affects almost half of all practicing physicians.
Editor’s note: Visit for burnout resources.
Physicians are spending more time on indirect patient care, which can create time constraints of face-to-face interactions.
Editor’s note: Take advantage of APMA’s practice management and reimbursement resources, including ACO info, EHR advice, and much more.
Practice Fusion
Healthcare providers who are not taking advantage of data analytics may be missing out.
Editor’s note: Get help selecting an EHR system on APMA’s Health IT resource page.
Across all age groups, a significant percentage of physicians responding to a recent survey indicated a willingness to earn less if it meant working fewer hours.
What Patients are Reading
When pain accompanies a blackened toenail, it's best to see a podiatrist.
If conservative measures to treat bunions aren't successful, surgery can be an effective option. Yes with 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.
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.
More than eight million Americans are currently living with gout.
Editor’s note: Watch the REdRC lecture, Gout Etiology and Treatment, given by Elliott Udell, DPM.
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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According to a new study, many physicians and medical students are preparing for expected changes in health-care by seeking out additional training.
With cybersecurity threats on the rise in health-care, it can be important to understand what’s mean by certain terms, such as spear phishing and encryption.
A petition for the U.S. Supreme Court to expedite its review of an appeals court decision regarding the individual mandate is receiving some pushback.
Editor's note: Visit APMA's health-care reform page to learn more about key provisions in the ACA for podiatrists and more.
Young adults who grew up immersed in technology are already having an impact on how health-care is delivered.
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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