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September 16, 2021 In This Issue
National News
What PATIENTS Are Reading
Podiatry Insurance Company of America (PICA)
National News
Physicians and other health-care providers have expressed concerns regarding the potential increase in administrative burden that could accompany the implementation of the No Surprises Act.
Editor's note: APMA has resources to help members prevent surprise medical billing on APMA.org.
A plan announced by President Biden requires health-care workers in Medicare- and Medicaid-certified facilities to receive a vaccine against COVID-19.
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In comments to CMS on the proposed 2022 Physician Fee Schedule, a number of health-care organizations voiced concerns regarding a number of issues.
Editor's note: APMA submitted comments to the CMS CY 2022 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Proposed Rule on September 13. 
Physicians who responded to a recent survey about burnout cited several potential solutions to the problem.
Editor's note: Visit www.apma.org/wellbeing for resources on physician burnout and other challenges.
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What Patients are Reading
Heel protectors could help reduce the risk of blisters as long as they fit properly.
Editor’s note: Share these tip sheets for blisters and heel pain with your patients. 
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Loose-fitting house slippers might not be the best choice for older adults.
Editor’s note: See APMA’s Falls Prevention resources and share our Balance-Boosting Footwear Tips with your senior patients. 
A stiff rubber sole is one of the recommendations when choosing a sandal for hiking.
Results from a new benchmarking study show a sharp rise in the use of videoconferencing by physician practices in 2020.
Making vague statements and putting off important discussions are among the communication errors discussed.
Visit APMA's new resource on Soft Skills in Health-Care Management.
Consistency is important when formulating an approach to handling patient collections.
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.  
Conducting a SWOT analysis is among the tips for successful strategic planning.
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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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