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November 19, 2015 In This Issue
National News
What PATIENTS Are Reading
National News
How one of progressives’ favorite parts of the ACA fell apart, and why Congress did nothing to stop it.

Editor's note: Visit APMA's health care reform page to learn more about key provisions in the ACA for podiatrists and more.
The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act will replace the fee-for-service payment model for Medicare with value-based reimbursement, relying heavily on electronic clinical quality measures.
Over 4.6 million daily claims throughout the month of October were reportedly processed with a 10 percent denial rate and one million first-attempt ICD-10 claims allegedly yielded a 99 percent success rate.

Editor’s note: APMA’s
ICD-10 Resources
will help you code strong.
Hospitals will be held accountable for the quality of care they deliver to Medicare fee-for-service beneficiaries for hip and knee replacements from surgery through recovery under a final rule issued Nov. 16.
Chief among these changes is the removal of the all-or-nothing component for successfully demonstrating meaningful use.
Darco International, Inc.
What Patients are Reading
Admit it, you’ve tried everything to get rid of your crusty yellow toenail fungus, but it keeps coming back. Cold plasma could be your salvation.
When Nicole Michmerhuizen, now 23, was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes as an eighth grader, she decided diabetes wouldn’t keep her from achieving her goals.
Consumers scrolling through the health plan options on the insurance marketplaces may come upon plans whose name — Leap Diabetes Plans — leaves no doubt about who should apply.
The Facebook billionaire has given $10 million toward a research lab at the University of California, San Francisco, called the Sean N. Parker Autoimmune Research Laboratory.
Americans who bought the least expensive versions of the most popular tier of insurance sold through Healthcare.gov will face premium increases averaging 15 percent unless they switch to a different health plan.
In the midst of
planning Thanksgiving dinner and watching the best NFL matchups, the last thing
patients want to think about is an inconvenient gout flare-up.
TLD Systems
The Goldfarb Foundation
Texas Podiatric Medical Association
Bizmatics, Inc.
Employees of midsize and large companies in 2015 paid an average of $4,700 for their health insurance, up from $2,001 in 2005, according to recent analysis from Aon Hewitt.
Americans' approval of President Obama's handling of the economy and health care policy — both at 44 percent — is at the high for each since November 2012.
Lack of training for inpatient procedural coding may pose a significant challenge for the health care industry as 2015 comes to a close.
Obamacare has helped rein in health care cost increases, but trouble may lie ahead.
BNA Burz North America American Society of Podiatric Medical Assistants Ortho-Dynamics Orthotic Laboratory PAL Health Technologies



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