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December 31, 2020 In This Issue
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As 2020 comes to a close, APMA wishes its members, partners and other podiatric medical professionals a safe and happy holiday season. We hope you enjoy this special "year in review" issue of APMA News Brief, with a look at the most-clicked content from 2020. Our regular publication will resume Thursday, Jan. 7, 2020.
Data is emerging on the health-care organizations that received funding as part of the Paycheck Protection Program.
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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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 deadline for providers to apply for the new funding is November 6, according to the Department of Health and Human Services.
The Tetra Corporation
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.
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.
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Talar Medical
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More than 200 U.S. Representatives have weighed in to support legislation that would address proposed evaluation and management code changes.
A new study suggests that burnout is not the result of a lack of resilience among physicians.
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.
Noridian Healthcare Solutions, LLC, has issued a new Local Coverage Article, “Billing and Coding: Routine Foot Care,” with coding guidance for clinicians who provide foot care services to Noridian beneficiaries. Practice in a Noridian state or territory? Review this document to ensure correct coding and compliance when providing nail care and callus care.​
A new survey suggests that practices with 10 or fewer physicians are more at risk of closure than other practices.
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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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