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July 2, 2020 In This Issue
National News
What PATIENTS Are Reading
National News
Noridian Healthcare Solutions, LLC, has issued a new Local Coverage Article, “Billing and Coding: Routine Foot Care,” with coding guidance for clinicians who provide foot care services to Noridian beneficiaries. Practice in a Noridian state or territory? Review this document to ensure correct coding and compliance when providing nail care and callus care.​
When hiring during the pandemic, it can help to become familiar with remote screening and onboarding tools. 
A new survey suggests that practices with 10 or fewer physicians are more at risk of closure than other practices.
Editor's note: Looking for financial relief? APMA's partner offers members cash flow. The accounting and business advisory firm of Marcum, LLP is providing information to help podiatric practices survive during the pandemic and economic downturn and to start planning for the recovery.
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 new report forecasts a significant shortage of physicians across specialties as the physician population ages.
New data shows that telemedicine use has tapered off since its peak in April. 
Editor's note: Take advantage of APMA's resources on telehealth during the time of COVID-19.
The Tetra Corporation
Kybun USA
A well-thought-out savings plan is an important part of planning for retirement.
Editor's note: Retiring soon? APMA has resources on how to close a practice.
Health-care providers groups have asked congressional leaders to provide tax relief related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Editor's note: Visit for COVID-19 resources.
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
Protecting the feet from sun exposure is important in the summer months. 
Tips for preventing sweaty feet include using moisture-wicking socks and not wearing the same shoes every day.
Choosing appropriate footwear and stretching the feet are among the tips for maintaining foot health.
Increasing patient volume after reopening a physician practice depends in part on making potential patients feel safe.
​Editor's note: APMA is providing resources to assist members with opening their offices in a safe manner for their patients and staff.
A significant majority of physicians responding to a recent survey indicated that prior authorizations represented a high or extremely high administrative burden.
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
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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