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November 10, 2022 In This Issue
National News
What PATIENTS Are Reading
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Physician groups continue to press for a delay to the expected cuts in Medicare payments in 2023.
 
Editor's note: APMA is reviewing the rule and will provide full analysis to members as necessary.
 
Health care gained 53,000 jobs in October, according to data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
 
Switching to lower-cost generics could lead to significant reductions in health-care spending, according to new research.
 
Negotiating as part of an organization can lead to increased bargaining power for physicians in private practice, according to one expert.
 
Editor’s note: Check out our contract negotiation presentation and more member resources in APMA’s Young Physician Transition Series.  
 
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Beginning visits on time and personalizing one's interactions with patients are among the tips for fostering patient loyalty.
 
The CDC has released a new clinical practice guideline for the prescribing of opioids for pain.
 
Editor’s note: Check out APMA's Essentials Bundle, a collection of six, 1.0 CECH courses on a variety of non-clinical subjects, including opioids, frequently required for state licensure. 
 
When considering options for malpractice insurance, it's important to understand the different types of insurance available.
 
Editor’s note: APMA provides Informed Consent Tips for Podiatrists for members.
 
Reducing the burden of EHR documentation could help in decreasing the prevalence of physician burnout, according to a new study.
 
What Patients are Reading
Stability and a wide toe box are important considerations in footwear for those with bunions.
 
Editor’s note: Share APMA’s bunion fact sheet with your patients. 
 
Supportive footwear is especially important for nurses who spend most of the day on their feet.
 
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.  
 
Shoes with extra cushioning, support, and the ability to accommodate swelling can be of benefit to those dealing with diabetes.
 
Editor’s note: APMA marks Diabetes Awareness Month with an expanded “It’s Time” public education campaign targeting Asian women, particularly Indian women, with diabetes.
 
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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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