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May 5, 2022 In This Issue
National News
What PATIENTS Are Reading
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National News
Tips to save time in dealing with electronic health records include streamlining the log-in and reducing the number of unnecessary notifications.
 
Editor’s note: Visit APMA’s Health IT resource page for guidance to help doctors and hospitals with EHR selection, security, implementation, and other issues. 
 
While patient volumes and revenues at physician practices have improved since the beginning of the year, some experts anticipate financial challenges ahead.
 
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Tips for negotiating payer contracts include performing a payer analysis and providing cost and quality data.
 
Editor’s note: Take APMA’s practice survey by May 31; survey results could help you negotiate contracts for yourself or your staff.  
 
Building relationships with staff is an important part of creating an inclusive team, experts say.
 
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What Patients are Reading
Paying attention to the state of one's feet can reveal a lot about one's overall health.
 
Editor’s note: Share APMA’s foot health information pages on common foot conditions and treatments with your patients.  
 
Stress fractures of the foot have been on the increase as more Americans dive into outdoor activities.
 
Proper foot hygiene offers a number of benefits for those who practice it.
 
Editor's note: Share APMA's Sprains, Strains, and Fractures info page with your patients. 
 
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Effective hiring and retention strategies can help practices reduce unwanted staff turnover.
 
Common communication errors include not being specific and failing to give focused attention.
 
Editor's note: For more articles like this, visit www.apma.org/softskills
 
A new study of Medicare beneficiaries found that telehealth use increased the most among disadvantaged groups during the pandemic.
 
Options are available for practices seeking to provide the type of technological convenience that health-care consumers increasingly expect.
 
 
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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