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February 27, 2020 In This Issue
National News
What PATIENTS Are Reading
National News
Because of the large number of active pharmaceutical ingredients produced in China, the emergence of COVID-19 could lead to disruptions in the pharmaceutical supply chain, some experts contend.
A new final report from the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology addresses ways to alleviate the administrative burdens clinicians face.
Editor’s note: Visit for burnout resources.
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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A study of emergency department patients found that their satisfaction level with their physician was less affected by race and gender than expected.
Chart review took up the largest share of physician’s time with the EHR, followed by documentation, according to a new study.
Editor’s Note: See APMA’s EHR Decision Guide for DPMs on
In a recent speech, CMS Administrator Seema Verma discussed the idea of using electronic health records to report quality data.
Editor’s Note: APMA members get 10 percent off MIPS 2020 PY White Glove Services through July 26.
What Patients are Reading
Foot pain should not be ignored; those who experience it should seek the care of a podiatrist.
Editor’s note: APMA provides tips for healthy feet for patients and the public.
While a common problem, plantar fasciitis can be treated effectively.
Editor’s note: Download our digital brochure on heel pain, which can be customized you’re your practice information.
Trying shoes on before buying them and making sure they fit properly are among the tips when it comes to shoe shopping.
A number of treatment options are available to those coping with the pain of bunions.
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.
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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Mobile devices are increasingly involved in health-care information breaches, according to a new report.
Editor’s note: Visit APMA’s Health IT resource page for guidance to help doctors and hospitals with EHR selection, security, implementation, and other issues.
Nearly one-quarter of patients have admitted to lying to their physicians, but their reasons for doing so vary.
A new study has found a high incidence of moral distress among physicians caring for older patients who are unable to make decisions regarding their own care.
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
Interventional Academy
Complex Cardiovascular Catheter Therapeutics: Advanced Endovascular and Coronary Intervention is a for physicians specializing in interventional cardiology, vascular surgery, and interventional radiology, as well as fellows, residents, nurses, technologists, and other healthcare professionals interested in cardiovascular disease.
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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