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February 11, 2016 In This Issue
National News
What PATIENTS Are Reading
National News
This morning, the CMS published a final rule that requires Medicare Parts A and B providers and suppliers to report and return overpayments by 60 days after the date an overpayment was identified.
The Senate Finance Committee is trying to do something a bit rare in an election year: legislate in a bipartisan way on a wonky but important issue.

Editor's note: APMA provides information and resources on ACOs and Medicare resources at
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What Patients are Reading
Children who have excess body fat by age 10 may have greater odds of developing diabetes in their preteen years than their slimmer peers, a Canadian study suggests.
Older diabetes patients who receive prolonged courses of antibiotics are at the highest risk of having infected diabetic foot ulcers, a new study shows.
Every woman at one time or another wants to feel like a princess living in a fairy tale. Some women are trying to achieve this dream through a popular new surgical treatment: Cinderella surgery.

Editor’s note: Read APMA’s position statement on cosmetic foot surgery.
To most people a bunion is the bump on the inside of the big toe. The complete picture, however, is more complex.
Thanks to layers of giant socks and big boots, the stinky feet struggle can get especially real in the wintertime.

Editor's note: See APMA's position statement on barefoot running and sweaty feet info for patients.
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The Goldfarb Foundation
Bizmatics, Inc.
The vast majority of Americans say they would welcome using technology and mobile devices to monitor their health, according to a recent study by the Society for Participatory Medicine, a nonprofit membership organization focused on patient engagement.
Would you trust a 96-year-old surgeon to put you under his knife? In Fort Lauderdale, there's no shortage of patients for Dr. Albert R. Brown, a podiatrist who has spent more than six decades helping people solve their foot problems.
President Barack Obama proposed $375 billion in spending cuts to U.S. health programs in his fiscal 2017 budget, including deep reductions to rates the U.S. pays drugmakers for their products, and changes to how doctors and hospitals care for patients.
Yesterday the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced that millions of Medicare beneficiaries continue to see benefits from the Affordable Care Act especially with regard to their savings with prescription drugs.

Editor's note: Visit APMA's healthcare reform page to learn more about key provisions in the ACA for podiatrists and more.
Planning for your financial future is a personal priority for most physicians, but ensuring the security of the lifestyle you wish to maintain is a complex process fraught with risk.
There’s that daily Facebook newsfeed and its bombardment of provocative promises about the curative powers of everything from pet ownership to meditation.
The patient-physician relationship has long been uni-directional: The clinician determines a diagnosis and treatment plan, and the patient follows along, taking the clinician's word at face value.
Pedicis Research
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