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January 7, 2016 In This Issue
National News
What PATIENTS Are Reading
Podiatry Insurance Company of America (PICA)
National News
Registration for the APMA 2016 Annual Scientific Meeting, July 14–17, in Philadelphia, is now open. The National will provide the perfect mix of clinical and medical educational programing in an historic, conveniently located city. Register today!
Obamacare has brought a lot of change to small business owners, and many can expect more of that in 2016.

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

Ten million people are expected to hit the insurance marketplaces to enroll in health care plans by the end of 2016. More than 25 percent are expected to sign up during this fall’s open enrollment period that ends January 31, 2016.
CMS declared in an official blog post last Wednesday that it continues to move at full speed to build a "better, smarter and healthier" health care delivery system.

Editor’s Note: Don’t miss APMA’s Health
IT resources
on APMA.org.
What Patients are Reading
At this point, Tum Tum Nairn can no longer escape the pain coming from his inflamed right heel. It’s getting worse by the month.

Editor's note: Order Today's Podiatrist brochures for your practice at APMA’s secure e-Store.

Six years after the Affordable Care Act altered health care forever, and two years after the roll out of the exchanges, the way that Americans consume health care continues to evolve.
People with diabetes spend twice as much of their remaining life with disabilities related to the condition, according to a study.
I'd like to offer in summary several reasons why I avoid high heels and choose to liberate my feet.
We asked podiatrists what you can do to keep your feet in top condition. Consider their advice a step in the right direction.
TLD Systems
The Goldfarb Foundation
Bizmatics, Inc.
It seems two years of preparations paid off, but insiders say it may be too early to celebrate.

Editor’s note: Use APMA’s
ICD-10 Resources
to avoid insurance denials.
A new Medicare payment system for physicians and other front-line providers is slated to launch in January 2019. Given the difficulties involved in crafting the new rules, federal officials have a busy three years ahead of them.
Poor adults in two states that expanded Medicaid saw much bigger improvements in access to health care than their peers in Texas, which didn’t expand the government insurance program, a new study says.

Editor's note: See
APMA’s Medicaid
at APMA.org.

U.S. spending to treat heart disease, respiratory ailments and endocrine conditions such as diabetes slowed in the second half of the last decade, but not because fewer people sought care, new data shows.
Pedicis Research
BNA Burz North America American Society of Podiatric Medical Assistants Ortho-Dynamics Orthotic Laboratory PAL Health Technologies



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