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April 1, 2021 In This Issue
National News
What PATIENTS Are Reading
National News
The Senate has passed a bill to extend the moratorium on 2% Medicare sequester cuts.
Editor's note: In anticipation of possible congressional action to extend the 2-percent sequester reduction suspension, CMS instructed MACs to hold claims with dates of service on or after April 1.
A new report has found a recent increase in the cost of medical liability insurance premiums.
Editor’s note: APMA provides Medical Liability/Malpractice Reform resources for members. 
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In a new report, the World Health Organization has issued a warning about the potential effects a new surge in COVID-19 cases could have on health-care workers' mental health.
Editor’s note: Feeling burned out? Our Physician Well-Being resources at can help. Visit for resources to help you keep your practice running smoothly through the pandemic.
Creating a welcoming environment for Asian-American patients is one way physician practices can combat racism.
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What Patients are Reading
Determining one's foot type can help in selecting the most appropriate footwear.
Washing feet regularly is one way to help prevent smelly feet.
Proper hygiene and footwear, in addition to daily foot checks, can help keep feet healthy.
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Increasing standardization and decreasing redundancy are among the tips for reducing cognitive workload.
Potential measures of front desk staff performance include a percentage of up-front collections and number of patient complaints.
Given the decrease in flu deaths this season, some experts argue in favor of increased mask use even after the COVID-19 pandemic ends.
A majority of physicians who responded to a recent survey indicated that their use of personal protective equipment and telehealth will increase after the pandemic compared to pre-pandemic levels.
Editor’s note: See APMA’s telehealth/telemedicine resource page for details on how this patient care method applies to you and your practice. 
Duties to consider delegating to a practice administrator include overseeing billing and managing staff.
Editor’s note: Take advantage of APMA’s practice management and reimbursement resources, including ACO info, EHR advice, and much more. 
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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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