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February 3, 2022 In This Issue
National News
What PATIENTS Are Reading
National News
Value-based care still has a way to go in practices owned by health systems, according to a new study.
Editor’s note: APMA encourages members to participate in MGMA’s 2022 Provider Compensation and Production Survey by the February 11 deadline! 
While 2021 ended on a positive note for physician revenue, challenges lie ahead, according to a new report.
Editor’s note: Take charge of your career with the APMA Career Center
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Physicians interviewed for a new study identified autonomy and flexibility as being among the upsides of private practice.
Editor's note: Take advantage of APMA’s practice management and reimbursement resources
Telehealth reimbursement and value-based contracts are among the reimbursement challenges for physicians this year, experts say.
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What Patients are Reading
Shoes that provide proper support can help to avoid injury for those with high arches.
Editor’s note: Recommend APMA’s running shoe guide for different arch types and APMA Seal-Accepted products to your patients. 
A number of factors can contribute to the development of hammer toes. 
Editor's note: APMA has hammer toe information for patients and the public at
Not all shoes are well suited for both walking and running.
Editor's note: Check out the latest list of APMA Seal-Accepted products and recommend them to your patients. 
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A new report details the extent to which cyberattacks have become more pervasive in health-care.
Keeping software up to date and reviewing workplace policies are among the tips to avoid a breach.
A number of metrics can be helpful in assessing how conducive a work environment is to physician well-being.
Editor's note: APMA has physician well-being resources for you at 
Learning to deal with strong emotions can help to reduce the risk of burnout.
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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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