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February 8, 2024 In This Issue
National News
What PATIENTS Are Reading
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American Medical Association
Tips for improving physician well-being include finding ways to reduce administrative burdens and making small changes first.
Editor’s Note: Take stock of your personal health and well-being. APMA has many resources to help you.
Healthcare Finance News
Telehealth usage increased in the U.S. at the end of 2023, especially in the West, according to new data.
Medical Economics
Nearly half of physicians earn income unrelated to their practice, while gender-based salary disparities persist, according to a recent physician compensation report.
Editor’s note: See APMA’s resources on coding and reimbursement basics as well as balance billing at
Physician's Weekly
Giving patients sufficient notice, being direct, and helping patients find a new physician are among the tips when ending a relationship with a patient.
Medical Economics
The percentage of physicians in private practice has declined steadily since 2012, according to a new study.
Healthcare Finance News
While much attention has been paid to the development and deployment of artificial intelligence in health-care, more focus is needed on monitoring the ongoing performance of AI systems, according to one expert.
Physicians Practice
To attract and retain top talent, some practices are offering a range of non-traditional benefits.
Editor’s note: APMA members get competitive rate options on PICA’s ProAssurance Agency cybersecurity policy.
Healthcare Dive
Employment in health-care grew by more than 650,000 jobs last year, according to a new report.
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What Patients are Reading
For those with sweaty feet, moisture-wicking socks can help to keep feet dry.
 Editor’s note: Share APMA’s information on sweaty feet and its symptoms with your patients.
Shoes with good arch support that can accommodate the natural swelling of the feet over the course of a day can be a good choice for those who spend much of their time standing.
Running shoes are often not the best choice for weightlifting, an activity in which stability is key.
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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