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September 3, 2020 In This Issue
National News
What PATIENTS Are Reading
National News
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has resumed  conducting program integrity audits.
Editor's note: APMA reported on the FFS audits resuming August 3. Providers selected for review should discuss with their contractor any COVID-19-related hardships they are experiencing that could affect audit response timeliness. 
The Rural Telehealth Initiative is intended to reduce obstacles to telehealth access among patients in rural areas.
Editor's note: Take advantage of APMA's resources on telehealth during the COVID-19 health crisis.
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A new survey from the CDC found that those between 45 and 64 were more likely to report reduced access to care as a result of the COVID-19 health crisis.
Support from professional colleagues can help improve physician well-being.
Editor's note: Need relief during the COVID-19 crisis? Visit www.apma.org/wellbeing​ for new resources to help you in managing physician burnout during this troubling time.
The Tetra Corporation
Kybun USA
Whether to join a private or a corporate practice is among the decisions beginning physicians must consider.
A number of factors are important to consider in a newly reopened practice.
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
Wearing appropriate footwear at home is a good idea for some types of workers to reduce the chance of foot problems. 
Seeing a podiatrist is an important first step when deal with toe pain that wakes one up at night.
Foot injuries can be more common in warm weather months as people participate in outdoor activities either barefoot or in open-toed shoes.
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Among the tips for physician self-care are addressing one's physical health and setting life goals.
Editor's note: visit www.apma.org/wellbeing​ for resources on how to care for yourself during the pandemic.
Despite the increasing prevalence of telehealth, in-person exams remain an important part of physician practice.
​Editor's note: Don't miss APMA's sample letters and other resources on how to communicate with patients when reopening your practice amid COVID-19.
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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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