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December 23, 2021 In This Issue
National News
What PATIENTS Are Reading
National News
A majority of the physicians who responded to a new compensation survey indicated feeling overworked in 2021.
Editor’s note: Take advantage of APMA’s resources on closing a practice and physician well-being
A number of hospitals have suspended elective surgeries again because of the recent surge in COVID-19 cases.
Editor’s note: Take advantage of APMA’S COVID-19 Resources
Discussing drug prices with patients is among the ways to help patients understand health-care costs.
Editor’s note: Check out a sample letter and tips to help you communicate with patients about out-of-network status and more. 
With more patients delaying care for various reasons, it can help to re-examine one's approach to encouraging patient visits.
Editor’s note: Visit APMA's COVID-19 Resource page and learn how to get your practice online and cultivate content.
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What Patients are Reading
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Obesity and high blood pressure are among the risk factors for developing gout.
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Among the most common reasons patients move on from a practice are long wait times and low responses.
According to a new study, as many as 20 percent of physicians indicated an intention to move on from their current practice within two years.
Editor’s note: Take charge of your career with the APMA Career Center and APMA’s practice management and reimbursement resources
A number of factors are contributing to a negative credit outlook for the health-care sector in 2022, according to a new report.
Increasing use of mobile phones for payment and the use of contactless payment are among the biggest current trends in health-care payment.
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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