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December 3, 2020 In This Issue
National News
What PATIENTS Are Reading
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National News
APMA is reviewing the CY 2021 MPFS Final Rule CMS released December 1. We are pleased to confirm that the changes to office/other outpatient E/M coding APMA advocated for will indeed take effect in 2021.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has released its final rule for 2021 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule.
Editor's note: Visit for more information and keep an eye out for more details on the final rule in APMA's digital publications.
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Patients who don't feel that their health-care provider is adequately ensuring their safety during a visit are less likely to return, according to a new study.
Editor's note: APMA provides​ a suite of resources at to help members with their practices and more during the COVID-19 health crisis. 
Among the tips for conducting a risk analysis are identifying potential threats and taking stock of security measures.
Editor's note: APMA provides HIPAA and meaningful use risk analysis resources for members at 
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In a recent survey, physicians expressed generally positive sentiments regarding telehealth.
Editor's note: APMA has resources for members navigating telehealth during the crisis. 
For ambulatory settings, including physician offices, revenue is down by 4 percent compared to 2019.
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What Patients are Reading
It's important to choose shoes that provide adequate support, especially if you're likely to be active for an extended period of time.
Editor's note: Check out the latest list of APMA Seal-Accepted products and recommend them to your patients.​
Knowing one's foot type can help in selecting the most appropriate running shoe.
Editor’s note: Recommend APMA’s running shoe guide for different arch types and APMA Seal-Accepted products to your patients.​
Overdoing things physically after a long period of relative inactivity can lead to a number of problems, including the possibility of foot injuries.
Editor’s note: Share APMA’s information about sprains, strains, and fractures with your patients.
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The rise in the use of virtual care has been accompanied by a rise in the number of cyberthreats to health-care organizations.
Editor's note: APMA has physician well-being resources for members at​
Educating patients about COVID-19 precautions before their visit and managing visitor access are among the tips for physician practices.
Editor’s note: Take advantage of APMA’s resources on what to do if staff or a patient tests positive for COVID-19
A new analysis highlights the administrative burden created by prior authorization.
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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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