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June 4, 2020 In This Issue
National News
What PATIENTS Are Reading
National News
In recent weeks, our country has been reminded that we have much work to do to overcome racism and hate. The American Podiatric Medical Association—its leaders, staff, and members—unequivocally condemns all acts of racism and violence.
 
Physician office leadership is more important than ever as practices cope with the challenges created by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Editor's note: Take advantage of APMA's resources on reopening your practice during COVID-19, including risk management checklists, help wih employee issues, and more.
 
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Telehealth is expected to continue to account for an increasing share of health-care spending.

Editor's note: Be sure to take advantage of APMA's resources on telehealth during the time of COVID-19.
 
Reviewing computer support and equipment leasing agreements are among the tips for reducing operating expenses.

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.
 
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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has announced some changes with regard to requirements related to value-based payment models.
 
Issues related to physician practice acquisition has led to some complications with regard to the distribution of CARES Act grant money.

Editor's note: APMA’s partner, Capitol Hill Consulting Group, has created the following summary of provisions in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.
 
What Patients are Reading
Wearing fresh socks, letting athletic shoes air dry after use, and not wearing the same shoes every day are among the tips for preventing foot odor in the summer months.
 
Even if one is staying in, proper support is essential for maintaining healthy feet.

Editor's note: Visit www.apma.org/plantarfasciitis for APMA's heel pain resources for you and your patients.
 
For at-home footwear, sandals that provide adequate arch support are better than going barefoot all day.
 
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Some experts anticipate a large number of practice closures soon if more financial support is not made available.

Editor's note: Learn more about provider relief funds, and financial assistance for practices during COVID-19.
 
The COVID-19 pandemic has led to a number of changes in the way prospective patients approach health-care, according to the results of a new survey.
 
Experts recommend a number of national and organizational strategies to help clinicians cope with the effects of the current pandemic.

Editor's note: Visit www.apma.org/wellbeing for help with physician burnout.
 
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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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