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May 21, 2020 In This Issue
National News
What PATIENTS Are Reading
National News
Nearly 90% of practice leaders who responded to a new survey indicated that their practice is now seeing patients in person.

Editor's note: Have you seen APMA's new resources on reopening your practice?
 
When reopening, it’s important to be aware of all pertinent state and local regulations, as well as other factors.

Editor's note: APMA's new resources on reopening your practice include risk management guidance, checklists, and much more.
 
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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Some health-care experts expect permanent legislative changes that would increase access to telehealth even after the pandemic.

Editor's note: Reinforce APMA's most urgent legislative advocacy priorities at stake in the next congressional relief package at www.apma.org/eAdvocacy. Use our pre-written language to contact your legislators!
 
The pandemic is likely to have an effect on a number of areas in health-care, including elective surgeries.

Editor's note: APMA's COVID-19 Resource page, www.apma.org/covid19, includes the latest guidance on elective surgeries.
 
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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.
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Most states expect increased Medicaid spending as a result of high unemployment.
 
Resources are available for patients who have lost their health insurance as a result of COVID-19 related layoffs or furloughs.
 
What Patients are Reading
Keeping one’s feet healthy is an important component of overall health.

Editor's note: As patients stay home during the COVID-19 pandemic, many member podiatrists are seeing an increase of patients with plantar fasciitis or other forms of heel pain. See APMA's plantar fasciitis campaign materials include treatment options, and more.
 
Even when staying home, it can be a good idea to opt for footwear that provides arch support.

Editor's note: Check out the latest list of APMA Seal-Accepted products and recommend them 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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New survey data shows that the financial impact of the COVID-19 pandemic is having an effect on how much consumers plan to spend on health-care.
 
The top hazards this year include EHR-related errors and improper sterilization of equipment, according to ECRI.
 
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!"
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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
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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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