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December 9, 2022 In This Issue
National News
What PATIENTS Are Reading
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A new proposed rule from CMS is intended to streamline the prior authorization process.
Giving physicians a sense of agency with regard their schedule and emphasizing teamwork are among the tips for creating a less stressful work environment.
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Setting long-term goals as well as short-term objectives can help physician practices plan a path to success.
While the holidays can be a stressful time for anyone, there are steps physicians can take in support of their personal wellness.
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Emphasizing the positive and setting boundaries are among the ways to deal more effectively with difficult patients.
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The expiration of the COVID-19 public health emergency is likely to have serious repercussions for many Americans who rely on Medicaid.
Email remains the most common point of attack for cybercriminals.
Editor’s note: Check out the digital edition of APMA News for expert advice on how to minimize your risk of a ransomware attack.  
New data suggests some negative financial trends for hospitals heading into 2023.
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What Patients are Reading
Dehydration and a lack of potassium are among the possible causes of foot cramps.
When considering a shoe purchase, it's important to check for proper fit and supportiveness.
Editor's note: Check out the latest list of APMA Seal-Accepted products and recommend them to your patients.
For those dealing with bunions, adequate space in the toe box and good arch support are qualities to look for in a boot.
Editor’s note: Share APMA’s Tips on Choosing Boots with your patients. 
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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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