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May 28, 2020 In This Issue
National News
What PATIENTS Are Reading
National News
Patient volume and revenue for physician practices both dropped sharply as a consequence of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to new data.

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.
 
A number of environmental factors contribute to physician burnout, according to a new report, including documentation and reporting requirements, among others.

Editor's note: APMA has help for members suffering from physician burnout at www.apma.org/wellbeing.
 
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New data reveals a sharp rise in telehealth use among Medicare beneficiaries.

Editor's note: APMA supports the DOD's expansion of audio-only telehealth coverage.
 
Patient engagement software can help reduce no-shows for telehealth as well as in-person appointments.

Editor's note: Be sure to take advantage of APMA's resources on telehealth during the time of COVID-19.
 
According to a new report, physician income rose from 2018 to 2019.
 
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Some experts predict a rise in the acquisition of independent physician practices as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Editor's note: Visit www.apma.org/covid19 to learn all of the ways in which you can remain afloat during the COVID-19 pandemic, including a webinar recording, tips, and more.
 
Health-care consumers have become increasingly attracted to virtual care options as a result of the pandemic, according to a new survey.
 
Engaging with patients through personalized messaging is among the ways to re-energize a physician practice.
 
What Patients are Reading
Posing for photos with so-called Barbie feet can have negative consequences if done for long periods.
 
One consequence of spending a lot of time inside can be dry skin, which can lead to cracked heels.
 
While bunions are hereditary, poor choices in footwear can exacerbate the problem.
 
Editor’s Note: Share APMA’s free “Beat Bunion Blues” materials with your patients and download APMA’s digital brochure on bunions for your practice—you can even customize it with your practice information.
 
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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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