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December 30, 2021 In This Issue
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What PATIENTS Are Reading
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Top 10 APMA Stories of 2021

As 2021 comes to a close, APMA wishes its members, partners, and other podiatric medical professionals a safe and happy holiday season. We hope you enjoy this special "year in review" issue of APMA News Brief, with a look at the most-clicked content from 2021. Our regular publication will resume Thursday, January 6, 2022.

Heel protectors could help reduce the risk of blisters as long as they fit properly.
Editor’s note: Share these tip sheets for blisters and heel pain with your patients. 
Providers who administer a COVID vaccine off-label could open themselves up to liability risk, according to a senior official at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Editor’s note: Get COVID-19 guidance from APMA, the CDC, and CMS in the Vaccine section of www.apma.org/covid19
Physicians and other health-care providers have expressed concerns regarding the potential increase in administrative burden that could accompany the implementation of the No Surprises Act.
Editor's note: APMA has resources to help members prevent surprise medical billing on APMA.org.
The prospect of administrative burden is often a factor in patients delaying or skipping care, researchers say.
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Choosing private practice can lead to feelings of greater autonomy.
As part of your commitment to falls prevention, please visit APMA's newly updated Falls Prevention resource page and share the resources with your patients and colleagues to increase awareness of falls, the importance of prevention, and the role podiatrists play in this important public health effort. Be sure to share the infographics found here and here!  
 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
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. 
When patients miss or skip appointments, both physician and patient lose.
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.
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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