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July 14, 2022 In This Issue
National News
What PATIENTS Are Reading
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The proposed rule for the 2023 Physician Fee Schedule would result in a decline in Medicare payments to physicians.
Editor's note: APMA is reviewing the CY 2023 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) Proposed Rule and will provide members with more information soon.
Malpractice insurance rates have been on the increase since 2020, according to the results of a new survey.
Editor's note: A podiatrist's failure to obtain informed consent may lead to malpractice. APMA provides members with informed consent resources, including a sample informed consent form.
There are a number of things for physicians to look out for when negotiating a billing service agreement.
Despite recent legislative efforts, many Americans continue to report receiving surprise medical bills.
Editor’s note: Members have access to APMA’s resources and updates on the No Surprises Act at Listen to a recording of APMA's webinar on the topic.
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Music therapy has been shown to have positive effects with regard to improving sleep and reducing depression.
Editor's note: If you are struggling, please take advantage of APMA's physician well-being resources at
Job gains increased in the health-care sector in June, according to new data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
The federal government recovered a record amount in health-care fraud cases last year, according to a new report.
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Health-care literacy remains relatively low in the United States, according to new data.
What Patients are Reading
Overuse isn't the only potential cause of chronic heel pain.
Editor’s note: Members can access APMA’s past public education campaign materials on plantar fasciitis year-round. 
Slip-ons can be a good option for those with arthritis or trouble bending down.
Editor's note: See the latest list of products that have been given the APMA Seal of Approval and Seal of Acceptance at
Good support and a deep heel cup are among the things to look for in summer sandals.
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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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