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August 28, 2014 In This Issue
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Whether a Chief Financial Officer is running the fiscal operations of a hospital system, an insurance company or a company that simply employs individuals with health coverage, the decision-making process for sustainability is changing at a rapid pace. However, after years of hearing about reformation in the health system, broad, sweeping and revolutionary changes are finally happening.
The Bamberg Diabetes Transitional Care Study will utilize "cutting-edge" iPad technology to explore the impact and feasibility of different diabetes interventions for patients transitioning from the hospital to home.
State health information exchanges could eventually pool patient data into a vast national database, but privacy advocates have significant concerns.
It's a bit of a no-brainer because physicians will be essential in making the ICD-10 transition work. If they're not documenting properly, there's not many choices for even the best medical coders. Click here to continue reading.

Editor’s note: Don’t miss APMA’s ICD-10 Resources to help you prepare for the transition.
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If your income for 2014 is going to be higher than you estimated when you applied for health insurance, then complex connections between the health law and taxes can reduce or even eliminate your tax refund next year.
Every child is special, and so are their feet; just as children cannot be treated as little adults, neither can their feet.
Second-year safety Phillip Thomas will see noted podiatrist Robert Anderson in hopes of learning the cause of the soreness in his surgically repaired left foot, Redskins coach Jay Gruden said.
It's true: A large number of consumers don't really understand the Affordable Care Act.
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Researchers in Iowa City hope to be one step closer to curing diabetes with the official opening of the University of Iowa Diabetes Research Center. Click here to continue reading.

Editor's note: Studies prove care by a podiatrist helps prevent diabetes complications and saves healthcare dollars.
The transition to two new national Quality Improvement Organizations (QIOs) has raised concerns for the American Hospital Association (AHA) and the Federation of American Hospitals (FAH) following a litany of setbacks included in a letter to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) late last week.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimated that up to 9.2 percent of pregnant women in 2010 had gestational diabetes. If that’s not an indication of their babies’ future health, a new study finds that their children are six times more likely to develop diabetes or prediabetes.
The aim of this diabetic foot study (DiaFu study) is to evaluate whether the clinical, safety and economic results of NPWT are superior to the results of standard wound treatment.
Exemptions allow medical bill-sharing groups to help members pay costs — without Affordable Care Act insurance. Click here to continue reading.

Editor's note: Visit APMA's healthcare reform page to learn more about key provisions in the ACA for podiatrists and more.
As recent hacks show, keeping a healthcare organization safe from security threats takes planning, technical expertise, and business knowledge. Has your team taken these 10 steps?
The Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) continues its push to ensure that patients have access to high-quality and affordable care in two recent announcements related to the implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA).



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