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December 17, 2015 In This Issue
National News
What PATIENTS Are Reading
National News
There are many details involved in implementing the ICD-10 coding system, and if you want to get paid in a timely manner you must get the codes right.

Editor’s note:Help prevent those denials by using APMA’s
ICD-10 Resources
Some 1,500 medical care providers are moving forward to accept bundled payments from the Medicare health insurance program for the elderly, but that’s just 25 percent of those who expressed interest in a
voluntary effort.

Editor’s note: Take
advantage of APMA's
Medicare resources
at APMA.org.
Additional research points to an increased risk for surgical site infection in patients with diabetes, according to a meta-analysis published in Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology.
Medicare announced it will provide complete, national physician-level data to a San Francisco-based start-up whose goal is to help millions of consumers nationwide make "more informed health care decisions, starting with the doctors they choose."
What Patients are Reading
With these podiatrist-approved pairs, you’ll never have to choose between style and comfort again.
Arrive at your holiday gatherings with a game plan so you can enjoy the holidays and feel less like a suspect.
The latest Medicare cost figures for 2016 just came out, and as you'd expect, costs are heading up next year.
Diabetic foot ulcers and necrosis may be associated with cognitive decline.
TLD Systems
The Goldfarb Foundation
Bizmatics, Inc.
There is little doubt the issues facing the Veterans Health Administration are complex. It is the largest health care system in the country serving millions of veterans each year.
Under the proposed rule, hospitals and critical access hospitals are required to develop a discharge plan within 24 hours of admission.
As the industry copes with the continued influx of the newly insured, the burden of medical costs and a host of new technologies, patients will be looking for better methods to manage their medical expenses and their health.
BNA Burz North America American Society of Podiatric Medical Assistants Ortho-Dynamics Orthotic Laboratory PAL Health Technologies



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