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September 30, 2021 In This Issue
National News
What PATIENTS Are Reading
Podiatry Insurance Company of America (PICA)
National News
Consumers base their health-care expectations on their experiences in other sectors.
Editor's note: APMA has resources to help members prevent surprise medical billing.
Tips on what not to do with your marketing efforts to ensure you are following the law and giving your practice the best chance at growth and success.
Editor’s note: Take advantage of APMA’s practice promotion and marketing resources for members. 
While giving feedback is always important, giving negative feedback requires more.
Editor's note: Polish your communications skills with advice on APMA's Soft Skills in Health-Care Management page.
Fighting for your right to Reimbursement
Sceptre Management
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Physician well-being isn’t just the responsibility of physicians themselves, it’s also the responsibility of those around them.
Editor's note: Visit www.apma.org/wellbeing for physician well-being tools and resources to help you.
The Tetra Corporation
Bausch Health
Electronic health records can be an asset when assisting patients.
Editor’s note: See APMA’s telehealth/telemedicine resources and soft skills page for advice on communicating with patients via telehealth.
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What Patients are Reading
Some things to look out for when buying boots this fall.
Editor’s note: Share APMA’s Tips on Choosing Boots with your patients. 
A podiatrist shares foot and ankle health pointers.
Nation`s Fastest Growing Podiatric Medicine Network
Talar Medical
Talar Medical is a group purchasing organization that houses 31 of the best vendors in Podiatric medicine to bring you discounted pricing in one easy to use portal.  Working with some of the best minds in the Podiatric space, Talar is a place that teaches physicians and staff how to implement the best products and protocols into practice. Our membership is free, and you can receive a free cost analysis!
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How to recognize psoriatic arthritis and what to do if it shows up in your feet.
Editor's note: Check out APMA's Psoriatic Arthritis Diagnostic Pearls infographic and visit www.apma.org/psoriaticarthritis for more information on diagnosing the condition. 
Power Diary®
Power Diary now includes a complete Practice Operations Manual providing a set of policies and procedures that practices can configure to meet their businesses' needs, set standards for the workplace, and maintain professional operations. Developed by a team with over 50 years of industry experience, this game-changing feature is available exclusively to all Power Diary customers! 
Making online systems more user-friendly creates more opportunities for telehealth visits versus traditional in-office appointments.
When patients miss or skip appointments, both physician and patient lose.
Physician assistants and assistant practice physicians help ease the workload of practicing physicians.
Editor’s note: See APMA’s Information on Physician Extenders page for members.  
Cadence Insoles
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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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