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January 21, 2021 In This Issue
National News
What PATIENTS Are Reading
National News
APMA celebrated many major advocacy accomplishments protecting and enhancing podiatric medicine in 2020. 
Dealing with staff shortages and health IT challenges are among the top priorities for physician practices this year, according to a new report.
Editor's Note: Members are encouraged to participate in MGMA’s 2021 Provider Compensation and Production Survey.
The Federal Trade Commission has announced that it will study the effects of physician practice mergers and acquisitions.
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Several key positions have been filled or nominees put forward pending confirmation by the Senate.
Administrative burdens created by electronic health records are at the top of the list of physician challenges in 2021, according to Medical Economics.
Editor’s note: Take advantage of APMA’s practice management and reimbursement resources, including ACO info, EHR advice, and much more. 
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Health-care professional who are better able to respond to changing situations are less likely to report burnout, according to a new study.
Editor's Note: Visit for resources to help combat clinician burnout.
Global investment in health-care hit an all-time high in 2020, with especially strong increases seen in digital health.
Editor's note: Visit for resources to help members navigate practice during the health crisis.
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What Patients are Reading
Specially formulated foot creams can help alleviate dry, cracked heels.
Editor's note: Check out the APMA Seal-Accepted products for moisturizers and creams and recommend them to your patients. 
Seeing a podiatrist to find out your foot type is a good first step in knowing which footwear to select.
Editor's note: Check out the latest list of APMA Seal-Accepted products and recommend them to your patients. 
Warm socks that don't trap sweat can be a good choice in cold-weather months.
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Tips for retaining staff include offering personalized benefits and opportunities for professional growth.
Editor’s note: Search for candidates or post a new position on the APMA Career Center
Organizing financial documents and contributing to retirement accounts are among the tips for financial health.
The rise of telehealth has increased access to some traditionally marginalized groups.
Editor's note: APMA has resources for members navigating telehealth during the crisis.  
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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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