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November 12, 2020 In This Issue
National News
What PATIENTS Are Reading
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National News
APMA is marking Diabetes Awareness Month with a public education campaign designed to urge the 34 million Americans living with diabetes to keep their regular health-care appointments.
Editor's note: As an APMA member, you have exclusive access to our 2020 Diabetes Awareness Month campaign materials. This year's campaign theme is “Keep Your Appointment. Keep Your Feet.” 
Tips for meeting the needs of one's physician office staff including taking a fresh look at benefits and remaining flexible.
The results of a new survey suggest that even a 10-percent drop in task load can reduce the risk of physician burnout.
Editor's note: Visit for resources to help you balance work and home life. 
Knowing the overall value of one's practice has a number of advantages for physicians.
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It's important to consider all of one's options when deciding whether to outsource billing operations.
Editor's note: Take advantage of coding and billing resources in the Practice Management & Reimbursement section of
While cyberattacks have been on the increase, there are things practices can do to help improve the security of their systems.
A new study found that online reviews of physicians did not reflect actual quality of care.
Editor’s note: APMA a host of resources on physicians' online presence, including what you need to know about physician rating websites
What Patients are Reading
Actions that can lead to foot problems in winter include failing to inspect one's footwear and trying to warm up cold feet too quickly.
Editor’s note: Share APMA’s Winter Foot Care Tips with your patients.
Spending all day working from home without footwear can lead to a number of potential foot problems.
Symptoms that manifest in the feet can be signs of serious health problems.
Editor's note: Share APMA's resources on Conditions of the Foot and Ankle with your patients and link to the resources on your practice website.
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Making a commitment to saving for retirement and carefully evaluating potential savings plans are among the tips for a successful transition to retirement.
Editor's note: APMA's health insurance solutions just for members can help cut your practice’s health-care costs by15 to 30 percent.
Physician offices gained 14,000 positions in October, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
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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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