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March 31, 2022 In This Issue
National News
What PATIENTS Are Reading
National News
Not beginning to save until later in life and not setting up an emergency fund are among the common financial mistakes physicians make.
 
Editor's note: As an APMA member, you have exclusive access to reimbursement resources such as guidance for billing best practices, compliance information, and advice for getting more patients into your office.
 
Several health-care organizations have urged the secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services to extend the COVID-19 public health emergency past its current expiration date of April 16.
 
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A new study found that the overall rate of burnout in fall 2020 was lower than three years earlier.
 
Editor's note: Self-care leads to better patient care. Visit www.apma.org/wellbeing. 
 
Common mistakes when selling one's practice include not setting an appropriate price and not doing the proper planning.
 
Editor’s note: APMA offers members the resources they need to assist in selling, or closing a practice. Visit the APMA Career Center.
 
New government data reveals a decline in health spending growth from 2020 to 2021.
 
More than one-fifth of smaller practices have experienced a ransomware attack, according to new research.
 
Editor’s note: Check out the digital edition of APMA News for expert advice on how to minimize your risk of a ransomware attack.  
 
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What Patients are Reading
New research indicates that the recovery time can be extensive for patients who have had surgery to correct progressive collapsing foot deformity.
 
A number of things can contribute to the development of an ingrown toenail, including improper nail-cutting technique and wearing shoes that are too tight.
 
Editor’s note: Share APMA’s pedicure tips and information on ingrown toenails with your patients. 
 
Running shoes that provide good stability can help those with pronation issues.
 
Editor's note: Check out the latest list of APMA Seal-Accepted products and recommend them to your patients. 
 
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Several factors have contributed to the recent spike in enrollment in health plans through the federal marketplace.
 
A new survey of physicians found that a majority were generally satisfied with their EHR.
 
Editor’s note: Get help selecting an EHR system with APMA’s Health IT resource page.
 
 
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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