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October 21, 2021 In This Issue
National News
What PATIENTS Are Reading
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National News
Tips to help you manage increasing care demands in your practice include developing better time management skills and maintaining an effective website.
 
Not treating burnout as inevitable and setting priorities are among the advice for addressing physician burnout at the organizational level.
 
Editor’s note: Feeling burned out? Visit www.apma.org/wellbeing. Visit www.apma.org/softskills for articles about time management, leadership, and other soft skills in health-care management.
 
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Suggested things to ask about include collateral requirements and the term of the loan.
 
Editor’s note: Residents, Check out APMA’s “How To Be Your Own Boss” resources, which include advice on securing your finances, a sample business plan, and much more. 
 
According to a new study, a significant percentage of patients leave their appointment with a physician without a full understanding of what they've been told.
 
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What Patients are Reading
Choosing footwear that handle extra stress on the feet can be important for pregnant women.
 
Editor's note: Check out the latest list of APMA Seal-Accepted products and recommend them to your patients. 
 
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Trying on footwear at the end of the day can help in selecting shoes and boots that fit properly.
 
While bunion correctors cannot fix bunions, they can help to relieve some pain.
 
 Editor’s note: Point your patients to www.apma.org/bunions for more information on treatment and prevention.  
 
Tips for increasing patient visits include scheduling the next visit while the patient is in the office and reducing barriers to appointment scheduling.
 
Most patients who responded to a recent survey indicated they were satisfied with their telehealth experience but still prefer in-person visits.
 
Getting payment posting right can help to reduce some administrative burdens and billing problems.
 
Editor’s note: See APMA’s resources on coding and reimbursement basics as well as balance billing at APMA.org. 
 
Among the tips for boosting search results is keeping up to date on search engine optimization keywords.
 
Editor’s note: Check out APMA’s Practice Website Tips at APMA.org. 
 
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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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