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January 19, 2023 In This Issue
National News
What PATIENTS Are Reading
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Reducing physician burnout was one of the motivating factors behind proposed changes to the prior authorization process, according to Surgeon General Vivek Murthy.
Editor’s note: Earn 1.0 CECH and learn habits to reduce burnout with APMA’s upcoming webinar just for members, Knowing Burnout, scheduled for February 1. Register now! 
The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission has voted to recommend an increase in payments under the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule.
Creating an effective organizational approach to promoting physician well-being starts with communication, according to one expert.
Editor's note: Visit and take advantage of mental health resources specifically for physicians.
While the percentage of women in the physician workforce continues to grow, the gender pay gap persists.
Insurance, living on a budget, and handling student debt are among the topics on which young physicians might choose to seek financial guidance.
Editor’s note: Start your professional journey with the help of APMA’s Young Physicians’ Transition Series—the trusted career resource for young physicians. 
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Price increases at health-care practices have led to some patients either deferring care or seeking out alternative payment arrangements, according to two recent studies.
Editor’s note: APMA members have access to a suite of compliance materials in the Practice Management & Reimbursement section of
Recent data indicates a decline in telehealth use, especially in the South.
Cyberattacks on physician groups have increased sharply since 2021.
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Factors to consider when choosing where to practice include the cost of malpractice insurance premiums and the number of other providers in an area.
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What Patients are Reading
While heel pain from plantar fasciitis is common, a number of treatment options can help.
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.  
Many common medical conditions manifest symptoms in the toes and toenails.
Weight gain and overuse are among the potential causes of one's feet increasing in size.
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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