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March 30, 2023 In This Issue
National News
What PATIENTS Are Reading
National News
Healthcare Finance News
Many of the physicians who responded to a recent survey indicated that prior authorization had led to serious adverse events.
Editor’s note: In our comment letter to CMS, APMA expressed strong support for CMS’ proposed updated rules surrounding utilization management—particularly around prior authorization. 
Kaiser Health News
Hospitals are among the groups of employers opposed to the Federal Trade Commission's proposal to ban noncompete clauses in employment contracts.
American Medical Association
Effectively addressing physician burnout requires an organization-wide commitment to making physicians feel safe in seeking help.
Editor's note: Visit for mental health resources especially for physicians. 
Healthcare Finance News
A new report on physician compensation found that the pay gap between male and female physicians remains significant.
Physicians Practice
Defining requirements and being creative in recruiting can help practices find the right manager for the job.
Editor's note: For more information about this topic and resources to help you with your hiring process, visit the APMA Career Center and Soft Skills page.
Medical Economics
Hospital-related technological problems often lead to increased costs for physicians, according to a new report.
Healthcare Dive
Many sectors health-care have fully recovered in terms of their employment level since the start of the pandemic, according to a new report.
Physicians Practice
Communicating effectively with prospective patients can require both digital and traditional approaches.
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What Patients are Reading
Choosing supportive footwear can be especially important for older people.
Proper foot hygiene, including changing one's socks at least daily, can help to reduce the risk of fungal infections.
Men's Health
Wearing running shoes that are too narrow for one's feet can lead to a range of foot problems.
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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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