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November 5, 2020 In This Issue
National News
What PATIENTS Are Reading
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CMS has assigned procedure status “B" to CPT® code 99072, which accounts for extra provisions to ensure patient and provider safety during a public health emergency.
The pandemic has only exacerbated the problem of burnout among health-care professionals, but work is being done to address it.
Workplace safety and concern over access to PPE are among the factors contributing to physician stress during the pandemic, experts say.
Editor's note: Need relief during the COVID-19 crisis? Visit for new resources to help you in managing physician burnout during this troubling time.
Some practices are already reporting a decrease in the number of patients choosing to use telehealth rather than in-person visits.
Editor's note: Take advantage of APMA's resources on telehealth during the COVID-19 health crisis.
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Tips for improving the experience of patients at your practice include cultivating a pleasant physical environment and increasing accessibility.
Editor's note: APMA’s 2020 Diabetes Awareness Month campaign, “Keep Your Appointment. Keep Your Feet,” is live!
According to a new survey on physician pay, the compensation gap between male and female physicians has increased in 2020.
More than 200 U.S. Representatives have weighed in to support legislation that would address proposed evaluation and management code changes.
Editor's note: APMA, with its MD/DO coalition partners, is advocating to urge Congress to stop Medicare physician payment cuts.
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What Patients are Reading
Delaying care can lead to serious problems for patients dealing with foot issues related to diabetes.
Editor's note: Visit​ for APMA’s 2020 Diabetes Awareness Month campaign materials!
Being less active and not wearing supportive footwear when working out at home are among the common sources of foot pain during the pandemic.
Paying attention to changes occurring with one's feet can help avoid troubles down the road.
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A newly released plan from the Department of Health and Human Services includes a significant focus on the accessibility of health-care data.
Activities to building staff cohesion include volunteering together and participating in other group activities.
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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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