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June 10, 2021 In This Issue
National News
What PATIENTS Are Reading
National News
Different types of patients may respond to different types of encouragement to re-connect with their health-care provider.
 
Telehealth risks include data security, privacy protection, and misdiagnosis.
 
Editor's note: APMA has resources for members navigating telehealth during the COVID-19 public health crisis. 
 
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Efforts continue to improve the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services' Merit-based Incentive Payment System.
 
It's important for physicians to address their own mental well-being as the nation approaches a post-pandemic future.
 
Editor's note: APMA has Physician Well-Being resources at www.apma.org/wellbeing.
 
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What Patients are Reading
Toe separators can help to increase toe flexibility and benefit people with a number of foot conditions.
 
Editor’s note: APMA’s easy-to-read, concise Foot Health Conditions information page is a resource to share with your patients. 
 
Taking the size and shape of one's feet into consideration can help in choosing the right walking shoe.
 
Editor's note: Check out the latest list of APMA Seal-Accepted products and recommend them to your patients. 
 
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For chronic pain in the feet, it's important to see a podiatrist.
 
Editor’s note: Visit “What is a Podiatrist?” and share widely. Also, check out the APMA Registry. The data collected can be used to demonstrate the value of care by a podiatrist. 
 
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New data shows decreases in telehealth claims since January.
 
Editor’s note: APMA, the CDC, and CMS provide COVID-19 vaccination guidance
 
A new study found some commonalities among physician practices with a low incidence of burnout.
 
Physician compensation remained relatively stable in 2020 compared to the previous year, according to a new report.
 
Editor's note: APMA provides financial resources to help members thrive during the COVID-19 public health crisis and beyond. Be sure to take advantage of the many practice management and reimbursement resources, exclusively for members, as well.
 
Some experts are predicting a jump in the use of health-care services in 2022.
 
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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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