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December 10, 2020 In This Issue
National News
What PATIENTS Are Reading
National News
President-elect Joe Biden has selected Xavier Becerra, the attorney general of California, to succeed Alex Azar as secretary of Health and Human Resources.
Editor's note: APMA expressed significant concerns with HHS' proposed regulatory review plan. 
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Branding tips include being consistent in what you communicate about your brand and gathering feedback from patients.
Editor’s note: Learn how to get your practice online and cultivate content, and check out sample letter and tips to help you communicate with patients about out-of-network status and more. 
New research indicates that female physicians spend over half an hour more per day working on electronic health records than male physicians.
Editor’s note: Visit APMA’s Health IT resource page for guidance to help doctors and hospitals with EHR selection, security, implementation, and other issues. 
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Seeking an advisor who has experiencing working with health-care professionals is among the tips for choosing a financial advisor.
The usability of electronic health records systems can affect levels of clinician burnout.
Editor’s note: Get help selecting an EHR system with APMA’s Health IT resource page. Feeling overwhelmed with rising technology requirements? We have Physician Well-Being resources at
What Patients are Reading
If heel cracks are deep enough, there's a danger of bleeding and infection.
Editor’s note: Share APMA’s Winter Foot Care Tips with your patients. 
Psoriatic arthritis can affect the feet in a number of ways.
Editor's note: Share APMA's psoriatic arthritis information with your patients. 
Supportive shoes are important for those dealing with flat feet.
Editor’s note: Recommend APMA’s running shoe guide for different arch types and APMA Seal-Accepted products to your patients. 
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Long-term demand for physicians is expected to be high, some experts say.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is set to begin testing its new Geographic Direct Contracting Model.
Hospitals and health systems are gearing up for continued increases in hospitalizations resulting from COVID-19.
Even among health-care workers, testing rates for COVID-19 remain low, according to some recent research.
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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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