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April 9, 2020 In This Issue
National News
What PATIENTS Are Reading
National News
Several options are available to physician practices whose finances have been negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Editor's note: Read APMA's information on financial assistance for small businesses affected by COVID-19.
Some health-care organizations affected by the COVID-19 pandemic have furloughed staff and made changes to compensation packages.

Editor's note: Review a summary of CARES Act provisions that may affect your practice.
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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For physicians employed by hospitals or health systems, it’s important to understand the terms of the employment agreement.

Editor's note: Visit APMA's frequently updated COVID-19 page at, which includes practice, legal, and financial resources, and much more.
Several physician groups have asked the Department of Health and Human Services to issue payouts to physicians and other clinicians.
The Tetra Corporation
Kybun USA
Synovis Micro Companies Alliance
The DERMACLOSE Continuous External Tissue Expander device facilitates rapid tissue movement to reduce or reapproximate wounds. After the initial application has been completed the DERMACLOSE device does not require any additional tightening. Once the desired tissue expansion has occurred the device(s) can be removed and the wound can be closed with suture or staples.
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What Patients are Reading
Even for those staying at home, footwear with proper arch support is important for reducing strain on the feet.

Editor’s note: Recommend APMA Seal-Accepted products to your patients.
Laser therapy has been used in patients with soft tissue injuries to the feet to help reduce inflammation.
Seeking out less-used paths and maintaining social distancing are important considerations for those looking to engage in outdoor exercise.

Editor’s note: Recommend APMA’s running shoe guide for different arch types to 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
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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While health-care transaction activity might slow during the height of the pandemic, the fall election could have a larger long-term effect.
Nearly all of the personal protective equipment in the Strategic National Stockpile has already been deployed, according to the Associated Press.
Among the tips for deciding on a telehealth vendor are whether the vendor has experience with practices like yours and whether the vendor’s system is a good match with your existing information technology.

Editor's note: APMA has created a resource page with links to the majority of private payers’ policies at
Ransomware attacks are on the rise in health-care during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Editor's note: APMA has created a comprehensive COVID-19 resource page for members: This page is updated frequently.
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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