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January 7, 2021 In This Issue
National News
What PATIENTS Are Reading
National News
A final rule from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services requires Medicare Part D plans to adopt an electronic prior authorization standard.
New data reveals a sharp increase in cyberattacks against health-care organizations both in the United States and overseas.
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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A majority of private practice physicians reported that they're satisfied with the success level of their practice.
While some conflict may be inevitable from time to time, there are ways to make sure it doesn't get out of control.
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Prior authorizations can contribute to longer wait times, among other problems.
According to a new study, older patients were less likely to participate in telehealth.
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. 
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What Patients are Reading
When choosing footwear, it's important to keep one's foot type in mind.
Editor's note: Tell your patients about APMA's list of athletic shoes given the APMA Seal of Acceptance
A number of signs can alert you to when a pair of shoes needs to be replaced.
Tight shoes can be one cause of blisters on the feet.
Editor’s note: Share APMA’s Winter Foot Care Tips with your patients. 
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About one-sixth of the female physicians who responded to the survey indicated they had been sexually harassed on social media.
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. 
In the year prior to the emergence of COVID-19, independent medical groups reported profits.
Increased interoperability can lead to a number of benefits for doctors and patients.
Editor's note: Visit for all your pandemic-related resources.
Reducing physician burnout requires organizational commitment, according to a new paper.
Editor's note: Visit for resources to care for yourself.
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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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