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November 3, 2022 In This Issue
National News
What PATIENTS Are Reading
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National News
Staffing levels in physician practices remain down from pre-pandemic levels, according to a new report.
Health-care consumers want more digital options and greater access to information from their care providers, according to a new survey.
Taking steps to simplify scheduling and billing can help to boost satisfaction on the part of both patients and staff.
Editor’s note: Members have access to all of APMA’s practice management and reimbursement resources
Effective recruiting begins with pinpointing the specific needs of one's practice, experts say.
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Increasing the efficiency of health-care communications can help to reduce the risk of physician burnout.
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More patients are favoring in-person appointments than during the height of the pandemic, according to a new survey.
Many Americans do not have the financial resources to handle a medical emergency, according to a new report.
Editor’s note: Members can see all APMA’s information related to the No Surprises Act at
The increase in physician practice mergers and acquisitions is one of a number of health-care trends influenced by the desire to reduce costs.
What Patients are Reading
Moisturizing and exfoliating are among the ways to help feet stay healthy.
Editor’s note: Share APMA’s Winter Foot Care Tips with your patients. 
Pain in the arches and the balls of one's feet are among the common foot conditions faced by cyclists.
For those with plantar fasciitis, shock absorption and good arch support are among the qualities to look for in a running shoe.
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.  
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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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