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April 22, 2021 In This Issue
National News
What PATIENTS Are Reading
National News
The percentage of U.S. physicians who are Black has increased by only 4.1 percent since 1900, according to a new report.
Editor's note: Look for an article about APMA’s continued actions to combat racism, bias and health disparities in the May/June issue of APMA News. In a letter addressed to President Joe Biden, APMA urged action to lessen paperwork burdens, promote ready access to foot and ankle care, and reduce long-standing health disparities.
Opportunities continue to increase for physicians looking to explore leadership positions within health-care organizations.
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The filing window for the FCC program will close on May 6 at noon.
Editor's note: APMA has resources for members navigating telehealth during the COVID-19 public health crisis. 
The new head of the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation has encouraged health-care providers to become more involved in value-based care initiatives.
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What Patients are Reading
Choosing the right footwear can help to reduce the likelihood of one's plantar fasciitis getting worse.
Editor’s note: Take advantage of APMA’s past public education campaign on plantar fasciitis. The suite of member materials includes a tip-sheet and much more.
Going long periods of time without proper foot support can take a toll on foot health.
When choosing wedge sandals, heel height is among the important considerations.
Editor's note: Check out the latest list of APMA Seal-Accepted products and recommend them to your patients.
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Physician office jobs remain at a lower level than in February 2020, according to a new study.
Reducing the amount of required clinical documentation is likely to involve rethinking what is necessary, according to one expert.
Among the top retirement planning mistakes are starting too late and dipping into retirement funds too early.
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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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