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February 6, 2020 In This Issue
National News
What PATIENTS Are Reading
National News
A new survey reveals increasing interest among physicians regarding the use of digital health technology.
Editor’s note: Get help selecting an EHR system with APMA’s Health IT resource page.
Creative strategies can helped smaller independent practices attract good candidates.
Editor’s note: Get all your career search needs met at the APMA Career Center. Check out APMA’s practice management and reimbursement resources.
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Systemic challenges can lead to what some experts have characterized as moral injury among physicians.
Editor’s note: Feeling burned out? Visit
Consulting, teaching and writing are among the many options available to retired physicians looking to stay active.
Editor’s note: Retiring? List items for sale on APMA’s Buyers’ Guide and let APMA’s Closing a Practice guide help you through the retirement process.
Planning ahead is one of the most important keys in coping with the challenges of value-based care.
Editor’s note: Don’t miss the APMA webinar: "MIPS PY 2020: Improvement Activities Performance Category,” at 8 p.m. ET on February 25. Register now to save your spot.
What Patients are Reading
Symptoms such as cold, numb or sore feet can be indications of more serious problems.
Editor’s note: Share APMA’s Winter Health Tips with your patients.
Anti-fatigue insoles can be a good option for older workers who spend a lot of time on their feet.
Editor’s note: APMA has tips for healthy feet for the public.
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.
Toenail issues can be common among older people, but treatments are available.
Editor’s note: See APMA’s info page on ingrown toenails and pedicure tips for patients at
Lowering uric acid levels is an important step in the treatment of gout.
Editor’s note: APMA provides educational materials about gout for the public.
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A new study shows that a high percentage of opioid prescriptions come from a small percentage of providers.
Editor’s note: Be sure to read APMA’s Opioid and Chronic Pain Management State CME Requirements and Guidelines for best practices in your state.
A new survey reveals common coping strategies physicians use to deal with feelings of burnout.
Editor’s note: Visit for burnout resources.
Later this month, the U.S. Supreme Court will consider whether to expedite a ruling on the Affordable Care Act.
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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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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