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May 19, 2016 In This Issue
National News
What PATIENTS Are Reading
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While the details of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) regulations still are being hammered out, physicians should start preparing for the new payment systems now. Make sure you’re on track by taking four important steps. 

Editor’s note: APMA is your source for MACRA resources.

From technology solutions to personal phone calls, physician practices are experimenting with various ways to drive down the number of no-show patients, according to a recent Medscape article. 
This week’s headline news that hospital errors are the third leading cause of death in the U.S. is a wake-up call for both hospital leaders and us potential patients. 
On April 27, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released 962 pages of proposed rules for the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015, or MACRA. 
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What Patients are Reading
Properly fitted shoes do not cause foot problems. However, hammertoe, bunion, tailor's bunion and mallet toe are foot deformities most often attributed to wearing footwear that cramps the toes, forces the toes against the front of the shoe or causes the foot to unnaturally bend or arch. 
If you're like most people, you probably run to maintain mental clarity and relieve stress. However, Haim Cohen DPM, a podiatrist at the TriHealth Orthopedic and Spine Institute, says if you don't take your regimen seriously, you may end up adding stress to your life – in the form of an overuse injury.
Whether you are suffering from diabetes, arthritis, back pain, or foot pain, orthotics can help alleviate and even repair the condition. 
Summertime, and the living is easy. However, the warm weather can mean a lot of wear and tear on the feet as sandals become the footwear of choice. 
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The cloud revolution has many wonderful advantages such as lower costs, faster ROI and more powder in the hands of customers. 

Editor’s note: APMA provides HIPAA Privacy and Security Manuals for members on 
While physicians are generally feeling better about their income in 2015, they're feeling worse about the Affordable Care Act than they have in several years, according to survey results announced by the Medicus Firm. 
Older physicians—especially those who are still interested in actively contributing to health care after retirement—have invaluable knowledge to pass on. Find out what one physician has to say about the profession finding new ways for these doctors to impart what they’ve learned.
Physicians do not base their treatment decisions on cost, physicians told a House Energy and Commerce Committee Tuesday. 
More and more patients are publishing physician online ratings, making it difficult for physicians to control their brand in the digital world, according to Diagnostic Images.
On October 1, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) grace period for denials of claims under ICD-10 will end. 

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