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March 23, 2023 In This Issue
National News
What PATIENTS Are Reading
National News
Kaiser Health News
The end of the COVID-19 public health emergency in May is likely to affect U.S. health-care consumers in a number of ways.
Healthcare Dive
In its latest report to Congress, the Medicare Advisory Payment Commission recommended an increase of 1.45 percent in the base physician payment rate for next year.
Medical Economics
According to a new survey, a large number of Americans are unaware of the health-care options available through virtual care.
Healthcare Finance News
New research suggests many administrators don't have a good understanding of how physicians view retirement.
Healthcare Dive
A new report found widespread inconsistencies in how physicians were listed in health plan provider directories.
Physicians Practice
Several financing options are available for practices in need of new equipment but unwilling to pay everything up front.
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Making a good first impression and demonstrating competence and compassion are among the tips for establishing an effective physician-patient relationship.
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Healthcare Finance News
Largely rural states topped a new list of the best places for physicians to practice.
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What Patients are Reading
One's 30s are a good time for women to reassess what footwear is best for their feet.
Editor's note: Check out the latest list of APMA Seal-Accepted products and recommend them to your patients. 
Verywell Health
Foot corns can occur for a variety of reasons, including diabetes.
Editor’s note: Share APMA’s corns and calluses information with your patients. 
Good Housekeeping
For those with foot issues, it can be helpful to check with a podiatrist before deciding on a new pair of walking shoes.
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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