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April 30, 2020 In This Issue
National News
What PATIENTS Are Reading
National News
A new section has been added to APMA's COVID-19 resource to address members' questions about the Provider Relief Funds offered through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.
Some experts expect that the increased use of telehealth services during the COVID-19 pandemic will continue after the pandemic ends.

Editor's note: Visit the Telemedicine tab of APMA's frequently updated COVID-19 resource page.
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 number of health-care groups are asking Congress to allow for more coverage options for those whose employment has been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Editor's note: APMA has financial resources for practices at
With many people putting off routine health-care visits during the pandemic, the possibility exists for a surge in demand for health-care not related to COVID-19 once the pandemic ends.

Editor's note: Watch APMA's webinar on how your practice can survive COVID-19.
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.
According to a new survey, although physician office visits have declined, especially among specialty practices, patient satisfaction has increased by 13 percent since the start of the year.
A number of factors have made sharing of patient data more difficult during the COVID-19 pandemic.
What Patients are Reading
For stay-at-home footwear, better options are available than flip-flops and backless slippers.

Editor’s note: Recommend APMA Seal-Accepted products to your patients.
For those dealing with bunions, it’s best to look for shoes with a wide toe box and avoid heels higher than three inches.
Injury, exercise and even the time of day can be among the reasons for swollen ankles.
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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Reducing administrative burden and fostering a more positive work environment are among the ways health-care leaders can address the problem of physician burnout.

Editor's note: Visit for help managing stress and burnout.
Private health insurers are currently benefiting from a reduction in the number of claims, but many are wary of the long-term effect of a potential recession.

Editor's note: See APMA's recommendations on how to handle elective surgery during COVID-19.
Many physicians have expressed concern over the recent suspension of advance Medicare payments.
The use of surgical masks rather than N95 masks could be contributing the high rate of COVID-19 infections among front-line health-care workers, according to some experts.
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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