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November 18, 2021 In This Issue
National News
What PATIENTS Are Reading
Podiatry Insurance Company of America (PICA)
National News
Some members of the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission support the idea of standardizing outpatient payments across care settings.
Editor’s note: See APMA’s Medicare Resources for information on reimbursement issues. 
The Medical Group Management Association has asked Congress to hold a hearing on putting a stop to the Medicare cuts scheduled to take effect in 2022.
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Increasing physician autonomy in the workplace is one potential way to address the problem of physician burnout at the organizational level.
Editor's note: Visit www.apma.org/wellbeing for resources to help you.
Tips for increasing patient visits include making scheduling more flexible and improving marketing efforts.
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What Patients are Reading
Good traction and a low heel are among the qualities to look for in a winter boot.
Editor’s note: Share APMA’s Tips on Choosing Boots with your patients. 
Choosing the right shoes for one's foot type can help to prevent injuries from running.
Editor’s note: Recommend APMA’s running shoe guide for different arch types and APMA Seal-Accepted products to your patients. 
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While a number of products are available to address foot-arch pain, if pain persists, it's important to seek care from a podiatric physician.
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Practice management data can be of use in a number of ways, including measuring productivity.
Editor’s note: Learn more about these topics in APMA’s practice management and reimbursement resources
A significant number of potential patients have avoided scheduling health-care services because of cost, according to a recent survey.
A majority of physicians who responded to a recent survey indicated that they were concerned that telehealth inhibited their ability to spot signs of drug abuse in patients.
Updating one's designated beneficiaries and making charitable donations are among the year-end financial tips.
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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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