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June 30, 2022 In This Issue
National News
What PATIENTS Are Reading
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In contract negotiations, it's important to focus on total compensation, including bonuses.
 
A new study shines a spotlight on friendship trends among physicians.
 
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Because of the potential financial impact of a successful cyberattack, it's more important than ever for practices to remain vigilant about internet security.
 
Editor’s note: Get expert advice on how to minimize your risk of a ransomware attack, as well as cyber liability policy options through PICA, a ProAssurance Company.
 
A new study suggests that many physicians are not coding and billing for all of the services they provide.
 
Editor's note: New Comprehensive Error Rate Testing (CERT) program data reveals a 70-percent error rate in the surgical dressing category. Insufficient documentation is the most common reason for error.
 
Expenses rose among hospitals and health systems in May, according to a new report.
 
Substance abuse, declining health, and relationship conflicts are among the main contributors to job stress among physicians.
 
Editor's note: You matter. If you're having suicidal thoughts, there's help.
 
The rise in telehealth use during the pandemic was not associated with an overall increase in health-care costs, according to a new study.
 
A new simulation model estimates that half a million lives are likely to be lost to the opioid crisis over the next decade.
 
What Patients are Reading
For those dealing with arthritis,  it can help to choose shoes that reduce impact on one's joints.
 
Editor's note: Check out the latest list of APMA Seal-Accepted products and recommend them to your patients. 
 
Tips for taking care of one's foot health include stretching and choosing proper footwear.
 
Editor's note: Share APMA's sprain, strain, and fracture information page with your patients: www.apma.org/SprainsStrainsFractures.
 
Fit, support, and a stiff midsole are among the things to look for in a good walking shoe.
 
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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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