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June 9, 2022 In This Issue
National News
What PATIENTS Are Reading
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National News
Despite bipartisan support, Congress has yet to take action on several pieces of legislation related to telehealth.
Editor's note: APMA has resources for members navigating telehealth during the COVID-19 public health crisis. 
Health-care access topped the list of social issues most important to physicians, according to a recent report.
Improving revenue cycle management can lead to a number of benefits for physician practices.
Remaining active and regularly updating content are important factors in social media success.
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Health-care continues to experience job growth, according to a new government report, with physician offices adding around 6,000 new jobs in May.
Responding promptly to audit requests and meeting all deadlines are important parts of the process for physician practices, according to an expert.
Editor’s note: APMA members are encouraged to take advantage of our Medicare recovery audit contractor (RAC) appeals guide.
Providing thorough data regarding cost, quality and patient volume is among the tips for successfully negotiating contracts with payers.
Editor’s note: Check out APMA's contract negotiation presentation and take APMA’s 2022 practice survey.
Between 2004 and 2020, more than three-quarters of the license actions taken against physicians were related to substance abuse, according to a new study.
Editor’s note: APMA’s physician well-being page includes resources on substance abuse recovery, including the Physicians' Recovery Network (PRN)—an APMA-sponsored service. 
What Patients are Reading
For serious foot problems, it's important to visit a podiatrist.
Swelling and inflammation in the feet are among the most common symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis.
Editor’s note: Share APMA’s arthritis information with your patients. 
Rest, ice, compression and elevation are important initial steps in dealing with an ankle sprain.
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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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