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August 25, 2022 In This Issue
National News
What PATIENTS Are Reading
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National News
Many smaller and independent practices remain underinformed about impending federal information blocking requirements, according to a number of health-care organizations.
New survey data details the rise in value-based payment across different physician specialties.
New research suggests that hackers are focusing more attention on physician groups and other, smaller targets in health-care.
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Because of the difficulty in recruiting revenue-cycle talent, some practices are turning more toward automation and outsourcing.
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Inflation is expected to increase health-care costs for U.S. employers next year, according to a new forecast.
The end of the COVID-19 public health emergency could result in a widespread loss of coverage among enrollees in Medicare and CHIP.
Among the potential benefits of offering telehealth services are increased accessibility for patients and increased patient satisfaction.
Editor's note: APMA has resources for members navigating telehealth during the COVID-19 public health crisis. 
Last year, a majority of patient bad debt for hospitals came from self-pay-after-insurance accounts, according to new research.
What Patients are Reading
Supportive shoes with a low heel can help reduce the discomfort of sciatica.
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Blisters and foot pain are among the clearest signs that it's time to replace an aging pair of shoes.
Hair on one's toes can be a positive sign of good circulation.
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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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