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March 17, 2016 In This Issue
National News
What PATIENTS Are Reading
Podiatry Insurance Company of America (PICA)
National News

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have given the green light to adding 3,651 ICD-10 hospital inpatient procedure codes and about 1,900 ICD-10 diagnosis codes, beginning in fiscal year 2017.

Editor’s note: See APMA’s ICD-10 Resources for all your coding needs.

Though only 55 percent of physicians participate in an alternative payment model, 80 percent would consider participation in the future, according to a survey of 500 physicians from Fidelity Investments and the National Business Group on Health.

Editor’s note: Count on APMA for your guide to ACOs.
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What Patients are Reading
How to find the best boots for you—plus tips for keeping your feet healthy through the end of ski season.
There's a whiff of something in the air that's distinctly... foot.
Nearly 30 million people in the U.S.—or 1 in 11—have diabetes.
High heels in itself are painful to wear (and heels are bad for your feet) but specific foot problems can make wearing heels that much worse.
One of the most common forms of arthritis is gout; it’s estimated that the condition affects 1 -2% of the entire world’s population.
TLD Systems
The Goldfarb Foundation
Bizmatics, Inc.

In April 2015, President Obama signed the Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) formula repeal legislation.

Editor’s note: Reserve your seat for APMA’s webinar on MIPS and APMs 101 and let our PQRS and MU resources guide you.
One morning this month, Silvia Cota, a nurse supervisor in the emergency room at Lenox Hill Hospital in Manhattan, gathered her nurses together in a huddle to prepare them for the future.
Secure clinical messaging promises to improve communications between healthcare providers and promote continuity of care, but office-based physicians are starting to get overwhelmed with e-mail, just like the rest of us.
Not all healthcare treatments are created equal, but you’d never know it by looking at the marketing of today’s wound care products.

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) recently released guidance for developers working on healthcare applications with physicians who may need to follow HIPAA guidelines.

Editors note: APMA provides HIPAA Privacy and Security Manuals for members on
What happens to medical care when the patient is a jerk?
Pedicis Research
BNA Burz North America American Society of Podiatric Medical Assistants Ortho-Dynamics Orthotic Laboratory PAL Health Technologies



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