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March 18, 2021 In This Issue
National News
What PATIENTS Are Reading
National News
In a new report to Congress, the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission made a number of recommendations with regard to coverage and reimbursement for telehealth services.
Editor's note: The telehealth section of APMA's COVID-19 Resource Page has information to help podiatrists navigate this ever-evolving tool.
With the possibility that some telehealth-related regulatory waivers might expire, it's a good idea to stay up to date on what's happening at the state level in terms of regulation.
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Getting a handle on local search engine optimization can help your practice reach more customers.
Editor’s note: How to get your practice online and cultivate content, social media tips, and more. Also see our practice management and reimbursement resources
A new global survey found a sharp rise in patients undergoing serious financial difficulties.
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A recent study has found that streamlining flowsheet functionality can help to reduce the burden of documentation for clinicians.
Editor’s note: Feeling overwhelmed with rising technology requirements? APMA has Physician Well-Being resources at
To make better use of one's existing EHR, it can help to focus on core areas of importance to a physician practice.
Editor’s note: Read APMA’s issue brief on telehealth and get help selecting an EHR system with APMA’s Health IT resource page. 
What Patients are Reading
A number of approaches can be taken to alleviate discomfort or pain caused by bunions.
While it can take weeks or even months for an ankle sprain to fully heal, depending on the severity of the injury, effective treatment, recovery, and rehabilitation can help.
Choosing the right athletic shoes for one's foot can reduce the risk of a number of foot conditions.
Editor's note: Tell your patients about APMA's list of athletic shoes given the APMA Seal of Acceptance
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A new report suggests that most large hospitals are not in compliance with new rules regarding price transparency.
Taking advantage of vacation time, working with a coach or therapist and practicing mindfulness are among the tips for dealing with burnout.
Communicating empathy and enthusiasm effectively can lead to improved patient satisfaction with your practice.
Moving into executive leadership roles can be a difficult transition for some physicians.
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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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