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October 15, 2020 In This Issue
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What PATIENTS Are Reading
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Employee appreciation efforts can help to reduce turnover and improve the bottom line.
Telehealth coverage and changes to quality reporting are among the concerns with the proposed rule.
Editor's note: APMA sent a comment letter expressing its significant concerns​ with the proposed rule. 
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has announced that it will cover 11 new telehealth services.
Editor's note: Take advantage of APMA's resources on telehealth during the time of COVID-19.
Improving communication with patients depends on effective preparation and active listening.
The Tetra Corporation
To get useful data from a patient survey, it helps to send surveys promptly after visits and to consider going digital.
Private equity acquisition of physician practices continues at a high level despite the pandemic.
Synovis Micro Companies Alliance
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What Patients are Reading
Washing the feet is an important part of regular personal hygiene.
Editor’s note: APMA provides tips for healthy feet for patients and the public.
Cutting toenails flat across can reduce the risk of ingrown toenails.
Editor’s note: Share APMA’s pedicure tips and information on ingrown toenails with your patients.
When shopping for rain boots, it's important to check for arch support and a wide toe box.
 Editor’s note: Share APMA’s Tips on Choosing Boots with your patients.
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Information technology concerns, such as EHRs and virtual care, are among the factors that have contributed to burnout during the pandemic.
Editor's note: Considering the current environment surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, take advantage of APMA's physician well-being resources at     
Advice on improving referrals includes maintaining a presence online and following up on communications.
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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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