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April 29, 2021 In This Issue
National News
What PATIENTS Are Reading
National News
Capitation and other types of value-based care are becoming more attractive options for physicians, some experts say.
Editor’s Note: As a podiatrist, you deserve to be paid properly for the services you provide. APMA has created resources to guide you through the payment and reimbursement process for public and private plans.  
Making thorough preparations before beginning the process is a crucial first step when considering selling one's practice.
Editor's note: Did you know as a member, you have access to the APMA Career Center, where you can access resources to help you start, sell, or close a practice, create and post a CV, and more? Be sure to download APMA's corporate compliance and Medicare supplemental manuals for podiatric practices, as well.
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A new report details the extent to which the pandemic negatively affected physician practices last year.
Editor's note: Visit APMA's COVID-19 Resource Page for resources you need to keep your practice afloat and thriving.
Top challenges when it comes to EHR implementation include securing patient data and data interoperability.
Editor’s Note: See APMA’s EHR Decision Guide for DPMs on 
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What Patients are Reading
A number of techniques can help to keep bunions from worsening.
Editor's note: Have you taken advantage of APMA's previous bunion educational campaign materials? They're available to you as a member year-round. 
Proper arch support is an important consideration when choosing running shoes.
Editor’s note: Recommend APMA’s running shoe guide for different arch types and APMA Seal-Accepted products to your patients. 
Some sneakers, slide sandals and sandals with an ankle strap are among the recommendations for spring footwear.
Editor's note: Check out the latest list of APMA Seal-Accepted products and recommend them to your patients. 
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A variety of factors are likely to drive sustained health-care consolidation activity according to a new report.
A new report reveals continuing skepticism among physicians regarding the usefulness of wearable health-care devices.
Physicians can play an important role in helping to overcome vaccine hesitancy.
Creating a will and establishing powers of attorney are among the tips for physicians looking to protect their estate.
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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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