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December 9, 2021 In This Issue
National News
What PATIENTS Are Reading
Podiatry Insurance Company of America (PICA)
National News
Legislation passed by the U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday prevents or delays Medicare cuts that otherwise would have taken effect January 1.
Editor's note: Check out APMA's Medicare Resources for members. 
Having policies in place to comply with employment law and maintaining proper insurance are among the tips for asset protection.
Editor’s note: Check out APMA’s many compliance materials for members, including HIPAA guidelines, a Corporate Compliance Manual for Podiatric Practices, how to avoid health-care  and abuse, and much more. 
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The study noted that while patient volumes have increased since the height of the pandemic, spending remains at a lower level.
Editor's note: See APMA's latest information for members about the 2022 MPFS.
New data reveals the career-long impact of the physician wage gap.
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What Patients are Reading
For all-day wear at work, it's important to select shoes that don't exacerbate existing foot problems.
Editor's note: Check out the latest list of APMA Seal-Accepted products and recommend them to your patients. 
Heels that build in stability and cushioning are better for those with flat feet.
Some at home-devices may offer pain relief for those dealing with bunions.
Editor’s note: Point your patients to www.apma.org/bunions for more information on treatment and prevention.  
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Sharing one's story can be helpful to those dealing with physician burnout.
Editor's note: Visit www.apma.org/wellbeing for resources to help you care for yourself and combat burnout.
Physicians who responded to a recent survey had difficulty in accurately estimating out-of-pocket medication expenses.
A recent study concluded that vertical integration might not be of financial benefit for most physicians.
A new report from the Department of Health and Human Services highlights the sharp increase that occurred in telehealth use as a result of the pandemic.
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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