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February 13, 2020 In This Issue
National News
What PATIENTS Are Reading
National News
Letting patients know upfront how much time is scheduled for their visit can help to prevent delays.
Being clear and forthright with candidates is among the ways to reduce the likelihood of turnover later on.
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Despite the potential benefits of telehealth, some significant barriers remain with regard to the regulatory environment.
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.
Some experts predict a continuing trend with regard to health-care acquisitions, despite uncertainty with regard to the fall election.
Factors such as temperament and the quality of one’s support system can affect physicians’ susceptibility to burnout.
Editor’s note: Feeling burned out? Visit
What Patients are Reading
Preparation is key in reducing the risk of frostbite when the weather turns frigid.
Editor’s note: Share APMA’s Winter Health Tips with your patients.
Wearing shoes that are either too big or to small can lead to a range of foot problems.
Running cross country can present different requirements for footwear than other types of running.
Editor’s note: Share APMA’s guide to choosing running shoes with your patients.
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.
Dr. Scholl’s Compression Socks
Renfro Corporation
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Compiling policies and procedures in a manual can aid in training for new staff and reduce interruptions for physicians.
Editor’s note: Check out APMA’s many compliance materials for members, including HIPAA guidelines, a Corporate Compliance Manual for Podiatric Practices, how to avoid health-care and abuse, and much more.
Physician adoption of digital health tools has increased sharply since 2016, according to a new survey.
Editor’s Note: Don’t miss APMA’s Health IT resources on
A prolonged outbreak could have wide-ranging effects on the health-care system, particularly with regard to drug and device supplies, according to a recent analysis.
Ortho-Dynamics Orthotic Laboratory
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Interventional Academy
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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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