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September 17, 2020 In This Issue
National News
What PATIENTS Are Reading
Society for Vascular Surgery
National News
In a Drug Safety Communication released in July 2020, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recommends health-care professionals discuss naloxone with all patients when prescribing opioid pain relievers or medications to treat opioid use disorder. According to the FDA, health-care professionals should discuss the availability of naloxone, and consider prescribing it to patients who are at increased risk of opioid overdose. Information on naloxone and information specifically for health-care professionals can be found on the FDA’s website. Also be sure to visit APMA's Opioid Use and Abuse Prevention Page.
 
Telehealth will account for one-fifth of U.S. health-care visits this year, according to a new report.
 
Editor's note: APMA has resources for members navigating telehealth during the COVID-19 crisis. 
 
A new report indicates that almost 25% of physicians in the U.S. experienced a significant decrease in pay.
 
Editor's note: APMA has teamed up with Bankers Healthcare Group to offer mem​bers cash flow without the hassle Learn more about financial assistance for practices during COVID-19.
 
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Based on a number of factors, including salary and the cost of malpractice premiums, Mississippi topped the list of physician-friendly states, followed by Alaska and Idaho.
 
Letting patients know about the steps you've taken to keep them safe during an in-person visit is one key to improving volume.
 
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Recognizing the symptoms of burnout is the first step toward better self-care.
 
Editor's note: visit www.apma.org/wellbeing​ for many resources to help you cope with burnout. See APMA's infographic on the symptoms of physician burnout.
 
A new study finds that a majority of health-care organizations don't have effective ways determining whether staff training is having an impact.
 
What Patients are Reading
Choosing the proper footwear in the right size can help reduce the likelihood of blisters.
 
Taking care of one's feet is an important key to overall health.
 
Different types of feet can require different types of footwear.
 
Editor's note: Tell your patients about APMA's list of athletic shoes given the APMA Seal of Acceptance.
 
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While the pandemic has presented challenges to independent practices, a number of opportunities exist as well.
 
Even before the current pandemic, the rate of uninsured Americans had started to rise, according to recent data. 
 
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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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