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March 4, 2021 In This Issue
National News
What PATIENTS Are Reading
National News
A new study found significantly higher Medicare reimbursements for hospital-affiliated physicians compared to physicians in independent practices from 2010 to 2016.
Editor’s note: APMA members have access to Practice Management & Reimbursement resources on
According to the Department of Health and Human Services' Office for Civil Rights, private physician practices are second only to hospitals in the number of violations of HIPAA privacy regulations.
Editor's note: APMA provides HIPAA and meaningful use risk analysis resources for members at  
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A new study of consumers reveals a high level of concern about health-care-related cyberattacks. 
Examining recent data and establishing a baseline are among the tips for resolving scheduling problems.
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Effective preparation is the key to making a telehealth visit successful.
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. 
To create a more personalized experience for patients, it's important to go beyond  examining clinical data.
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What Patients are Reading
Daily foot checks and seeing a podiatrist regularly are important practices for those with diabetes.
Editor’s note: Take advantage of APMA’s Diabetes Campaign materials year-round at
If, after stubbing one's toe, foot pain lingers or the toe looks crooked, it may be best to seek professional help.
There are a number of possible causes for a lump developing on the side of the foot.
Editor’s note: APMA’s easy to read, concise Foot Health Conditions information page is a resource to share with your patients. 
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A majority of physicians who responded to a recent survey indicated that their employer did not have a physician retention program.
Editor’s Note: Considering the current environment surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, be sure you take stock of your personal health and well-being. APMA has many resources to help you
A number of resources are available for physicians looking to improve their work/life balance.
A new analysis suggests that COVID-19 is likely to continue to negatively affect hospital revenue through the end of the year.
There are steps any physician practice can take to prepare for a disaster. 
Editor's note: Visit APMA's disaster relief volunteer resources for more information if wish to get involved in disaster relief.
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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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