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June 9, 2016 In This Issue
National News
What PATIENTS Are Reading
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National News
In forceful remarks to the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, the American Hospital Association and the American Medical Association, along with several other medical organizations, are urging the government to reconsider how it measures interoperability.

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

As online ratings ramp up, physicians can get miffed when patients post bad patient reviews.

Editor’s note: APMA provides HIPAA Privacy and Security Manuals for members on 

Doctors are seeing more payments from value-based care contracts, but fee-for-service medicine that pays physicians based on volume is still dominant, new data shows.
At the heart of the new Medicare physician payment plan, outlined in an April 27 proposed rule, is a key question for hospitals and physicians: "Which of the participation tracks makes the most strategic sense?" says AHA’s Akin Demehin, senior associate director of policy.
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What Patients are Reading
If you've ever worn stillettos, you know how painful they can be. 

Editor's note: Recommend APMA Seal products to your patients.

Did you know that the feet contain a quarter of the body’s bones?
Many patients undergoing treatment for high-blood pressure, acid reflux, heart failure and kidney disorders are unable to take non-steroidal anti-inflammatories (NSAIDS) for pain, as their medical conditions or drug therapy typically prohibit the use of these agents systemically.
You might think that pulling on a pair of trainers is the first step on the road to good health.
Nine months out of the year, you wouldn’t give your toes the time of day. But for that glorious span between Memorial and Labor Day, your digits are suddenly on display at every backyard barbecue and pool party.
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Just as most healthcare stakeholders reported that ICD-10 implementation ran smoother than expected, CMS will be releasing 5,500 new codes beginning in October. 

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

In sports, a great defense can help win championships. In
communication, however, getting defensive hinders relationships.
Practices that want to avoid having to pay False Claims Act (FCA) fines ranging from $5,500 to $11,000 per claim need to pay more attention to the Medicare payments they're receiving from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, reports Medscape.
Everyone's got bad habits. Unfortunately, how we deal with money can have serious implications in life.
For doctors who want to improve patient care and office efficiency, there is a straight-forward, cost-effective way to achieve that goal. Learn the four steps you need to take.
A recent report found that young physicians are unprepared in key ways for accidents and illnesses that could leave them disabled or worse.

Editor’s note: has Young Physicians’ needs covered.

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