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January 28, 2021 In This Issue
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What PATIENTS Are Reading
National News
A number of metrics can help physicians get a better handle on the financial health of their practice.
Editor’s note:  Check out APMA’s practice management and reimbursement resources.
Among the issued Congress addressed was having Medicare fund new residency positions with the goal of mitigating the physician shortage.
Editor's note: Check out APMA's significant advocacy victories in 2020 and how they impact you at
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According to a new report, physician revenue decreased sharply from 2019 to 2020.
Editor's note: APMA provides information on COVID-19-related financial assistance for practices.
So far, physician practices have not had a major role in vaccine distribution, according to a new survey.
Editor's note: APMA advocates for podiatrists in plans for COVID-19 vaccine distribution. 
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A new report details the ways in which the pandemic has affected rates of physician burnout.
Editor's note: visit for resources on clinical well-being and burnout.
Employing effective coping strategies can have a positive effect on stress reduction.
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What Patients are Reading
Ill-fitting running shoes can take a toll on feet in the form of blisters and other problems.
Editor’s note: Share APMA’s guide to choosing running shoes with your patients. 
A number of treatments are available to treat the symptoms of psoriatic arthritis in the feet.
Editor’s note: Share APMA’s arthritis information with your patients. 
Determining where pain is occurring in the foot can help to identify the cause.
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President Biden has announced the goal of delivering 200 million doses of vaccine against COVID-19 by the end of summer 2021.
Resolving disputes with a practice partner effectively can help to reduce any potential negative effects on daily operations.
Social determinants of health can help to supplement clinical information about patients and result in better outcomes.
Editor’s Note: Take advantage of APMA’s Health IT resources, exclusively for members.
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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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