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October 22, 2020 In This Issue
National News
What PATIENTS Are Reading
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National News
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has extended the amount of time providers have to repay funds from the Accelerated and Advance Payment Program.
Editor's note: APMA reported on these updates in case you missed it.
Tips for effective use of telehealth include making sure patients have everything they need for a successful telehealth visit and presenting oneself professionally.
Editor's note: Take advantage of APMA's resources on telehealth during the time of COVID-19.
Making sure all software is up to date and establishing clear policies for staff are among tips for improving cybersecurity at one's practice.
A new survey of patients has found increasing concern about health-care costs, particularly among younger patients.
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Finding the right staff members topped the list of staffing challenges in a new survey.
According to a new study, the most stressful factors related to electronic health records include slow response times and information overload.
Editor's note: APMA has resources to help you choose an EHR and on physician well-being.
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What Patients are Reading
Several different techniques can be used to soften boot leather instead of potentially damaging one's feet by "breaking in" boots that don't fit properly.
Trying shoes on before buying them and paying close attention to how they feel can help one avoid ending up with running shoes that aren't big enough.
Editor's note: Tell your patients about APMA's list of athletic shoes given the APMA Seal of Acceptance.
Damaged proprioceptors can make it more likely for an injured joint to be sprained more than once.
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Pre-existing conditions, surprise billing, and drug prices are likely to be on the agenda for Congress in 2021, according to one expert.
Editor's note: APMA makes it easy for you to send effective messages to your legislators at​ 
A new report anticipates a sharp decline in hospital admissions this year compared to 2019.
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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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