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July 17, 2014 In This Issue
National News
What PATIENTS Are Reading
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An improved resource, Working Together to Manage Diabetes, A Toolkit for Pharmacy, Podiatry, Optometry, and Dentistry (PPOD), enables pharmacists, podiatrists, optometrists, dental hygienists, dentists, and other health care providers to deliver more cohesive care for patients with or at risk for diabetes.
The level of affordability under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in 2015 looks to be changing depending on the plan people sign up for, according to a report from Healthpocket.
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What Patients are Reading
Doctors say plantar fasciitis is most common in athletes and those of us who spend a lot of time on our toes. So how can we keep those feet happy?
Podiatrists of the Michigan Podiatric Medical Association (MPMA) have some advice to share that can help prevent harmful conditions to feet.
Gout used to be called a "disease of kings," but it’s more accurate simply to say this form of arthritis gives a patient king-size pain.
As the year goes on, routines get stale and equipment wears out. Keep your fitness regimen fresh by updating your workout gear.
As many as six million diabetics will have a foot ulcer that may result in chronic non-healing wounds and, in extreme cases, lead to amputation.
For some women, Prince Charming comes with the name Manolo Blahnik, Jimmy Choo and Christian Louboutin, and they are going to great lengths to slip their feet into those shoes with what's being called the Cinderella surgery. Click here to continue reading.

Editor’s note: Read APMA’s position statement on cosmetic foot surgery.
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Those who invested early on in ICD-10 implementation may feel a level of frustration with recently signed legislation delaying ICD-10 compliance one year to Oct. 1, 2015, but it may be a blessing in disguise. Click here to continue reading.

Editor’s note: Check out APMA’s ICD-10 Resources to help you prepare for the transition.

After what seemed like an interminable silence from the agency, CMS is beginning to provide the industry with the tools and information it needs for a successful transition just over a year from now.
The risk of new-onset diabetes increases with increasing adherence to statin therapy, according to a study published online June 26 in Diabetes Care.
Electronic health records (EHRs) have changed the way physicians practice medicine.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is offering the assistance in hopes that states will be able to streamline processes in ways that will ultimately lead to better patient care.
Labeling people with moderately high blood sugar as pre-diabetic is a drastically premature measure with no medical value and huge financial and social costs, say researchers from UCL and the Mayo Clinic, Minn.



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