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September 22, 2022 In This Issue
National News
What PATIENTS Are Reading
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An upcoming cut in Medicare rates could result in a number of negative effects for patients, according to a new survey of physician practices.
Editor’s note: See APMA’s Medicare Resources for information on reimbursement issues, compliance, and medical economic data. 
Driven by patient demand, telehealth use is likely to persist well into the future, according to some experts.
Among the keys to a culture of patient safety are teamwork and mutual respect.
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The acquisition of health-care companies by private equity firms has increased sharply since 2010, according to a new report.
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Physician burnout rates had been on the decrease until the COVID-19 pandemic, according to new research.
Editor's note: September is suicide prevention awareness month. Take advantage of APMA's suicide prevention resources at
High rates of medication non-adherence among patients with chronic conditions have resulted in a large number of hospitalizations and deaths, according to research.
Editor's note: Check out expert advice on communicating with your patients in a way that can increase medication adherence: part one and part two.
The increase in unemployment rates among health-care workers was less than for workers in other fields during the pandemic, according to new research.
Editor's note: Take charge of your career with the help of the APMA Career Center.
Being careful with one's words on social media is important for physicians in avoiding allegations of defamation.
What Patients are Reading
Having one's feet measured on a regular basis can help in making sure that new shoes fit properly.
One's choice of footwear can help in reducing the pain associated with plantar fasciitis.
Editor’s note: Take advantage of APMA’s past public education campaign on plantar fasciitis. The suite of member materials includes a tip-sheet and much more.  
Toe spacers can help to reduce friction and provide comfort for those with certain foot conditions.
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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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