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September 8, 2022 In This Issue
National News
What PATIENTS Are Reading
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Taking steps to ensure all team members are heard and acknowledged is an important part of building a positive work environment.
Editor’s note: September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. On APMA’s physician well-being page, you’ll find resources for suicide prevention and much more. 
New research suggests that providing physicians with comparison data regarding the performance of their peers can lead to an increase in burnout.
In comments to the CMS, several physician groups have urged the administration not to go forward for a proposed pay cut for physicians in 2023.
Physician practices owned by private equity firms saw an increase in new patients as well as total volume, according to a new study.
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The increase in the use of telehealth services during the pandemic coincided with a decrease in opioid overdoses among Medicaid beneficiaries, according to a new study.
Recent research suggests that increased income is associated with increased life satisfaction among physicians.
Editor’s note: Feeling burned out? Visit for help. Take charge of your career with the APMA Career Center and practice management and reimbursement resources. 
New messaging from the Biden administration suggests that vaccination against COVID-19 will soon follow a similar pattern to that of influenza vaccination.
Editor's note: APMA, the CDC, and CMS provide information, recommendations, and guidance regarding the COVID-19 vaccination.
Certain factors can improve the ability of EHRs to foster effective communication among physicians and other providers.
What Patients are Reading
The CDC reports that 25 percent of adults 65 and older sustain a fall. 
Editor’s note: September is Falls Prevention Awareness Month. See APMA’s Falls Prevention resources and share our Balance-Boosting Footwear Tips with your senior patients. 
Nerve damage and poor circulation as a result of diabetes can lead to complications involving the feet.
Choosing the right footwear is especially important for those with high arches.
Editor’s note: Recommend APMA’s running shoe guide for different arch types and APMA Seal-Accepted products to your patients. 
Pregnancy can lead to a number of changes with regard to one's 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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