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April 15, 2021 In This Issue
National News
What PATIENTS Are Reading
National News
By a wide majority, the U.S. House of Representatives voted to approve a bill that delays the 2021 Medicare sequester cuts through the end of the year.
A large number of provider groups is calling for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to halt the expansion of prior authorization for outpatient services.
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Tips for improving telehealth communication include finding a quiet area for the call and making eye contact.
Editor’s note: See APMA’s telehealth/telemedicine resource page for details on how this patient care method applies to you and your practice. 
Identifying the cause and practicing self-care are among the tips for physician experiencing symptoms of burnout.
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What Patients are Reading
Not wearing supportive shoes for long periods of time and gaining weight are among the things that could lead to foot problems.
Editor’s note: APMA’s easy to read, concise Foot Health Conditions information page is a resource to share with your patients. 
Shoes with good arch support are important for those with flat feet.
Editor’s note: Recommend APMA’s running shoe guide for different arch types and APMA Seal-Accepted products to your patients. 
Shoe inserts can help to make one's current shoes more supportive.
Editor's note: Check out the latest list of APMA Seal-Accepted products and recommend them to your patients. 
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Attending conferences, teaching others, and participating in clinical trials are among the ways clinicians can stay up to date.
Editor's note: APMA offers MANY educational resources for members such as The National, coding seminars, and free webinars,  to name a few. Are you taking full advantage of your member benefits?
A majority of the health-care consumers who responded to a new survey indicated they were open to continuing to use telehealth services in the future.
A new study sheds more light on the extent of the administrative burden of electronic health records.
Editor’s Note: See APMA’s EHR Decision Guide for DPMs on
Personalizing communications with patients is among the recommendations for physician practices looking to improve their patient experience.
Remote patient monitoring has the potential to improve care for those in underserved communities with reduced access to in-person health-care visits.
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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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