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March 25, 2021 In This Issue
National News
What PATIENTS Are Reading
National News
The Senate is expected to vote this week on extending through the end of the year the moratorium on a 2 percent Medicare sequester cut that was due to take effect on March 31.
 
The acting chairwoman of the Federal Communications Commission has circulated a report and order regarding the COVID-19 Telehealth Program.
 
Editor’s note: See APMA’s telehealth/telemedicine resource page for details on how this patient care method applies to you and your practice. 
 
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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has announced that the Healthcare.gov special enrollment period will be extended through August 15.
 
Editor’s note: APMA members can find all COVID-19 CMS-related news here.  
 
The top challenges reported by physicians in a recent study included administrative burdens and physician burnout.
 
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What Patients are Reading
There are many reasons to see a podiatrist, including beginning a new fitness routine or seeking help with an existing foot condition.
 
Editor’s note: APMA provides a page aimed at the public explaining podiatry. Visit “What is a Podiatrist?” on APMA.org and share widely. 
 
Moisturizing and properly exfoliating feet can help to reduce the buildup of dead skin.
 
Choosing appropriate footwear is important for those with psoriatic arthritis, as the wrong shoes can exacerbate problems such as heel pain.
 
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An increasing number of physician practices are embracing new payment management technology.
 
Elements of an effective compliance program include appointing a compliance officer and establishing a reporting system.
 
Effective planning well ahead of time can help to make for a smooth transition.
 
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According to new data, in-person outpatient visits dropped significantly from 2019 to 2020, while telehealth use rose during the same time period.
 
Montana and Minnesota topped the list of best states in which to practice, according to a new analysis.
 
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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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