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April 23, 2020 In This Issue
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What PATIENTS Are Reading
National News
Active listening, sitting down when talking to a patient, and not multitasking in a patient encounter can help foster better patient communication.

Editor's note: Visit the Telemedicine tab of APMA's frequently updated COVID-19 resource page.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has issued recommendations regarding the resumption of elective procedures.

Editor's note: APMA has recommendations for members on handling elective surgery during the COVID-19 crisis at
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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Chronically ill patients have reported difficulties getting the care and medications they need to manage their conditions during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Federal authorities have announced some flexibility with regard to compliance with interoperability requirements.

Editor's note: Visit for all the latest guidance for podiatrists during the COVID-19 pandemic.This suite of resources for members is frequently updated so visit often.
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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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.
What Patients are Reading
Going barefoot for extended periods can contribute to a number of foot conditions.
Editor’s note: Recommend APMA Seal-Accepted products to your patients.
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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Good arch support, shock absorption and straps that can be adjusted are among the key considerations when purchasing new sandals.
Paying attention to one’s foot health is important during this time of social distancing.
Although electronic health records are a factor in only a small percentage of malpractice claims, that percentage has grown since 2010, 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.
Clinicians who participate in clinical trials related to COVID-19 can earn MIPS credit, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has announced.
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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