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July 18, 2019 In This Issue
National News
What PATIENTS Are Reading
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National News
Data from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services indicates a sharp increase in in participation in the Quality Payment Program from 2017 to 2018.
 
Editor’s note: APMA has everything you need to know about MACRA, MIPS, and APMs at www.apma.org/macra.
 
A bipartisan majority in the U.S. House of Representatives voted to repeal the so-called Cadillac tax provision of the Affordable Care Act.
 
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Reducing the amount of screen time when at home and remembering to take breaks are among the ways to help keep an effective work-life balance.
 
Editor’s note: Please see APMA’s new Physician Well-Being resources at www.apma.org/wellbeing for help managing burnout, work–life balance, and more.
 
A new study examining the effects of reducing the number of hours residents work suggests that resident work limits do not adversely affect quality or cost of care.
 
Editor’s note: APMA’s Young Physicians’ Transition Series has resources specific to each stage in a young physician’s career, including each year of residency.
 
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According to a recent study, the South and the Midwest are the regions most affected by a shortage of physicians.
 
Editor’s note: The APMA Career Center has all your hiring and job search needs covered.
 
The way in which appointment reminders are sent and the state of a practice’s waiting room are among the factors that can affect whether patients come back.
 
What Patients are Reading
Plantar fasciitis, long common among athletes, has become a more widespread problem in the general population.
 
Editor’s note: Download our digital brochure on heel pain, which can be customized you’re your practice information.
 
The first step in treating a painful bunion is to visit a podiatrist.
 
Editor’s Note: Share APMA’s free “Beat Bunion Blues” materials with your patients and download APMA’s digital brochure on bunions for your practice—you can even customize it with your practice information.
 
For beach running, it can be best to select footwear that isn’t too stiff.
 
Editor's note: Tell your patients about APMA's list of athletic shoes given the APMA Seal of Acceptance.
 
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Before deciding on what footwear to go with, it’s important to determine what type of flat feet you have.
 
Editor’s note: See APMA’s running shoe guide for different arch types on APMA.org.
 
The percentage of physicians engaging with telemedicine continues to rise among young and older physicians alike.
 
Editor’s note: See APMA’s telehealth/telemedicine resource page for details on how this rapidly rising patient care method applies to you and your practice.
 
Potential organizational solutions to physician burnout include taking a team approach to stress reduction and addressing workloads.
 
Editor’s note: Please see APMA’s new Physician Well-Being resources at www.apma.org/wellbeing for help managing burnout, work–life balance, and more.
 
When it comes to mobile health apps or devices, important considerations include the product’s regulatory status and issues of privacy.
 
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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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