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June 29, 2023 In This Issue
National News
What PATIENTS Are Reading
National News
MedPage Today
At a recent congressional hearing, experts suggested the Merit-based Incentive Payment System still has room for improvement.
Editor's note: Two APMA podiatric physicians have been selected to serve on MACRA Ulcer Workgroup. 
Healthcare IT News
A significant majority of health-care providers in Virginia expressed confidence in the quality of the care they provide through telehealth, according to a new survey.
Physicians Practice
Strategies for improving interactions with patients include praising positive actions and setting boundaries.
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Watch Doctor Video
HealthLeaders Media
Private equity accounts for the majority of physician practice acquisitions, according to a new report.
Medical Economics
A recent study found that less than two percent of physicians were sued in 2021.
Editor’s note: APMA provides Medical Liability/Malpractice Reform resources for members. 
Vague language is among the things to watch out for when reviewing an employment contract.
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Physicians Practice
As burnout levels among physicians remain high, making time for self-care has become more important than ever.
Editor's note: APMA provides resources on physicians' mental health and wellness at
Medical Economics
A recent study of physicians found that working fewer hours did not result in a proportional decrease in time spent on EHRs.
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What Patients are Reading
Parkview Health
When selecting shoes for a walking-intensive vacation, it can help to wear a trusted pair of comfortable shoes and consider bringing a second pair for alternate days.
Assessing a shoe's fit and level of support is important when selecting a pair of sneakers.
Editor's note: APMA members have access to APMA's list of athletic shoes given the APMA Seal of Acceptance to share with their patients.
Oprah Daily
Shoes with good arch support are especially important for those with high arches or flat feet.
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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