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November 19, 2020 In This Issue
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What PATIENTS Are Reading
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Reducing administrative burdens is among the keys to sustainability for physician practices.
Editor's note: Learn more about provider relief funds, and financial assistance for practices during the COVID-19 public health crisis.
The percentage of physicians who consider industry consolidation inevitable increased from May to September.
Common etiquette mistakes when dealing with patients include omitting a friendly greeting and not projecting a professional appearance.
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While recent research suggests that patients are generally satisfied with telehealth services, many physicians are less enthusiastic.
Editor's note: Take advantage of APMA's resources on telehealth during the COVID-19 health crisis.
A new survey has found that patients are more likely to report higher patient experience scores for physicians of the same race or ethnicity.
Safety tips for physicians include managing visitor access and adhering to proper cleaning and disinfecting procedures.
​Editor's note: APMA has practice safety resources to help members during the COVID-19 public health crisis.
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What Patients are Reading
Custom orthotics can help provide stability and support for one's feet.
Editor's note: Check out the latest list of APMA Seal-Accepted products and recommend them to your patients.
Disinfecting one's shoes and keep one's feet dry are among the tips for warding off athlete's foot.
Editor's note: Share APMA’s athlete's foot info page with your patients.
Keeping one's toenails in good condition can help to prevent certain skin infections.
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With COVID-19 case rates rising across the country, some hospitals have once again stopped scheduling elective procedures that require an overnight stay.
Editor's note: APMA has guidance for members regarding elective surgery during the pandemic.
A new report suggests that the frequency of cyberattacks on health-care organizations will only increase in the coming year.
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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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