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May 7, 2020 In This Issue
National News
What PATIENTS Are Reading
National News
APMA's award-winning scientific journal, JAPMA, has published an open access case study on the foot manifestations of COVID-19-positive patients.
Following federal and state guidelines and making a solid plan are keys when considering when and how to reopen one’s 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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Options such as extending lines of credit are available for physician practices affected financially by COVID-19.

Editor's note: APMA has teamed up with Bankers Healthcare Group to offer members cash flow without the hassle. Learn more about provider relief funds, and financial assistance for practices during COVID-19.
Questions remain about reimbursement rates for clinicians treating severely ill patients, as well as rapidly changing telehealth policies during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Editor's note: APMA has resources for members on telemedicine, financial assistance for practices, and more on its main COVID-19 resource page:
The Tetra Corporation
Kybun USA
A new survey indicates that patients are somewhat more likely to visit a physician practice than a hospital for an issue not related to COVID-19.
A new study found no difference in burnout levels between Millennial and Generation X residents.

Editor's note: APMA has help for members suffering from physician burnout at
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
A few simple steps can help to keep toenails clean.
Choosing footwear with proper arch support and soaking and stretching the feet are among the ways to keep feet healthy.

Editor’s note: Recommend APMA’s running shoe guide for different arch types and APMA Seal-Accepted products to your patients.
Wearing improper footwear can lead to a number of foot problems.
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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Effective inventory management is crucial in light of pressures placed on the pharmaceutical supply chain.
Many physician practices are looking to telehealth and payment reform to help them weather a difficult time.

Editor's note: Watch APMA's webinar on how your practice can survive COVID-19.
A value-based model could offer more stability than fee-for-service in times of crisis, says one expert.
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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