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March 9, 2023 In This Issue
National News
What PATIENTS Are Reading
National News
Kaiser Health News
A number of advocacy groups are urging the federal government to take action regarding how medical debt is reported.
Changes made to evaluation and management payment policies in 2021 by CMS led to a general increase in physician reimbursement, according to a new study.
Fierce Healthcare
Nearly 10 percent of physicians who responded to a recent survey reported having had thoughts of suicide.
Editor's note: APMA provides suicide prevention resources at
While electronic health records can result in lower costs for physician practices, they also can place an increased administrative burden on physicians.
Editor’s Note: See APMA’s EHR Decision Guide for DPMs on 
Security Magazine
The possibility of patient violence topped the list of safety concerns in a recent survey of physicians and other health-care professionals.
Medical Economics
Patients increasingly are turning to online reviews when choosing a health-care provider, according to a new survey of health-care consumers.
Healthcare Dive
Hackers are becoming increasingly sophisticated in their ransomware attacks, according to cybersecurity experts.
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Medical Economics
Allowing remote work can lead to increases in productivity and revenue for physician practices, according to a new study.
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What Patients are Reading
Runner's World
While choosing the right footwear is important, runners also should make it a point to see a podiatrist regularly.
Travel + Leisure
Protection from hot sand and sharp objects is one thing to look for when choosing footwear for the beach.
Editor’s note: Filter your search to find APMA seal approved and accepted sandals at
Verywell Health
Left untreated, gout can result in pain, swelling, and other symptoms.
Editor’s note: May 22 is Gout Awareness Day. Take advantage of APMA’s resources at to promote your expertise and educate current and prospective patients. 
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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