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July 7, 2022 In This Issue
National News
What PATIENTS Are Reading
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Among the reasons for financial improvement among physician practices were renegotiation of payer contracts and increased patient volume.
Editor’s note: For more information on physician compensation and RVUs, review presentations on RVUs and How to Market to Your Potential Employer and the ABCs of RVUs.
Incorporating telehealth effectively might mean re-evaluating what qualifies as a patient visit.
Editor’s note: APMA’s information for patients on how to prepare for their virtual visit is available at
Communities with a higher number of physicians and nursing home beds had lower hospital readmission rates among Medicare patients, according to a new study.
New rules make more information about health-care pricing public than ever before.
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Tips for improving cybersecurity include performing a risk assessment and training staff.
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Exit interviews with departing staff can be a good source of information to help improve one's practice.
How one addresses problems with staff can go a long way in improving staff morale.
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Common reasons for patients failing to pay include questioning the accuracy of a bill and expecting insurance to cover the cost.
What Patients are Reading
Stress fractures and bursitis are among the possible causes of pain on the outside of one's foot.
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Seeing a podiatrist is an important step for those diagnosed with diabetes.
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Regular walking can help to improve circulation in the feet.
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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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