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March 11, 2021 In This Issue
National News
What PATIENTS Are Reading
National News
The Department of Health and Human Services' Office for Civil Rights has extended its comment period on HIPAA changes to May 6.
APMA provides HIPAA and meaningful use risk analysis resources for members at  
Motivational activities don't have to be expensive; simple actions on a day-to-day basis can make a big difference in staff morale.
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The COVID-19 pandemic has affected how physician burnout is addressed, experts say.
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 available to help you.
The sophistication of cyberattacks has been on the increase, resulting in a significant level of threat for health-care organizations.
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 new study found significantly higher Medicare reimbursement for physicians when a hospital handles the outpatient billing.
What Patients are Reading
Examining the wear pattern in one's shoes can reveal potential issues with how one walks.
Editor’s note: Recommend APMA’s running shoe guide for different arch types and APMA Seal-Accepted products to your patients. 
Routine foot care, such as foot washing, can help to reduce the likelihood of an infection.
Editor's note: Encourage your patients to visit to reinforce proper hygiene and regular inspection of the feet and toes as the first lines of defense against fungal nails.
Walking shoes differ from running shoes in a number of respects, including weight, cushioning, and flexibility.
Editor’s note: Share these tip sheets for blisters and heel pain with your patients. 
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Results of a new survey suggest that remote patient monitoring could rival in-patient monitoring in terms of adoption within the next five years.
Personal time off and reimbursement for continuing education are among the benefit options physicians should consider.
A number of questions must be answered for telehealth's growth to continue, some experts contend.
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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