APMA News Brief
Facebook Twitter LinkedIn YouTube
October 22, 2015 In This Issue
National News
What PATIENTS Are Reading
National News
The relatively smooth transition to ICD-10 has been a pleasant surprise for health care organizations and appears to be for real.

Editor’s note: APMA’s
ICD-10 Resources
will help you code strong.
In recent months, several nonprofit insurance plans that were created to compete with for-profit insurance plans under the Affordable Care Act have run into financial difficulties.
In recent years hospitals have been rapidly acquiring physician practices, a trend that could potentially lower health care spending or increase spending by increasing prices or use of profitable hospital-based services.
Research into diabetes and obesity has made some huge strides in recent years. And one of the most promising findings is related to the functioning of BAT, home to brown adipocytes.
Darco International, Inc.
What Patients are Reading
High heels have long been a fashion staple, but what they do to your body is not so good.

Editor’s Note: APMA’s free "Beat Bunion
Blues" campaign materials
are still available to members on APMA.org.
have rights. Know them. Do you have what you need to manage
your diabetes at work? Are you able to check your blood sugar, eat, take
medications or treat low blood sugar, anywhere and at any time?
To rein in your medical spending, try these strategies.
Jeffrey Ortega has Proteus syndrome, which also afflicted the Elephant Man. His feet are so big they only fit 10-year-old Crocs.
Diabetes is the seventh-deadliest illness in America, and more than 29 million in the U.S. have it. About a quarter million of those are Hoosiers.

Editor’s note: Share APMA’s Diabetes
Awareness materials
with patients and their caregivers.
TLD Systems
The Goldfarb Foundation
Texas Podiatric Medical Association
Bizmatics, Inc.
Louisiana Republican Bill Cassidy and Michigan Democrat Debbie Stabenow agree that more work is needed in health care reform, but disagree on solutions.

Editor's note: Visit APMA's
health care reform page
for more resources and information on how the ACA
affects the profession.

Medicare reform must boldly empower seniors to better control their health care spending, according to an October report from Devon M. Herrick, Ph.D., senior fellow at the National Center for Policy Analysis..

Editor’s note: Take advantage of APMA's
Medicare resources
at APMA.org.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services issued a request for information — seeking comments on two key components of physician payment reform provisions.
As the federal government takes a closer look at accountable care organizations, many wonder if the promise of getting doctors, hospitals and other health care providers on the same page will ever bear out.
BNA Burz North America American Society of Podiatric Medical Assistants Ortho-Dynamics Orthotic Laboratory PAL Health Technologies



We would appreciate your comments or suggestions.
Your email will be kept private and confidential.