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December 11, 2015 In This Issue
National News
What PATIENTS Are Reading
National News
The Departments of the Treasury, Labor and Health and Human Services issued final regulations governing several market reforms implemented under the Affordable Care Act.

Editor's note:
Visit APMA's health care reform page for more resources and information on how the ACA affects the profession.
Senate committee is investigating companies that snap up, and profit from, drugs that are already on the market.
Over the past decade, the EHR marketplace has become a burgeoning industry, with the number of adopters increasing in parallel.

Editor’s note: Review APMA's
EHR resources
for more information on purchasing an EHR system.
Health plans and state Medicaid directors disagree on how the CMS should fix its problem of underpaying plans with high numbers of dually eligible Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries.
What Patients are Reading
More people who are overweight or obese may get screened for diabetes under new guidelines released this week by a panel of prevention experts.
There's little difference in the performance of five new once-a-week drugs to treat diabetes when they're compared to one another, though small differences in side effects emerge.
Duke University has released a study revealing that there is a link between people with diabetes and a high rate of tooth loss.
In a study released online in The BMJ, researchers from Mayo Clinic report a national trend toward over-testing glycated hemoglobin levels in adult patients with Type 2 diabetes.
You know the painful feeling — stepping out in heels only to wishing you could take them off as fast as you put them on. But why are you experiencing such discomfort?

Editor's note: Recommend APMA Seal products to your patients.
TLD Systems
The Goldfarb Foundation
Bizmatics, Inc.
It is a widely-held belief among health care leaders that comparing their hospitals and clinics to peers is very important.
By 2018, health care will comprise close to 18 percent US gross domestic product — a sizable market opportunity for a new generation of entrepreneurs selling innovations to the industry, the government, and consumers.
A million new customers have signed up for health insurance during the Affordable Care Act’s third open-enrollment season, and call centers have been deluged with requests from others eager to enroll.
BNA Burz North America American Society of Podiatric Medical Assistants Ortho-Dynamics Orthotic Laboratory PAL Health Technologies



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