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July 7, 2016 In This Issue
National News
What PATIENTS Are Reading
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National News
In May of this year, President Obama and the U.S. Department of Labor ("DOL") released the long-awaited Final Rule revising the minimum salary requirement for an employee to qualify for the overtime exemption under the Fair Labor Standards Act ("FLSA"). All changes under the rule will take effect on December 1, 2016.

HHS released two metrics last week for evaluating "widespread interoperability" as required by the Medicare Access & CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA). 

Editor’s note: APMA is your source for MACRA resources.
On Feb, 12, 2016, CMS issued its final rule implementing the Affordable Care Act (ACA) requirement that providers and suppliers report and repay overpayments from Medicare, known as the "60-Day Rule." 
As a contract and a tax attorney since 1984, I have reviewed many asset summaries of physicians late in their careers. 
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Medical Wave, LLP
The Goldfarb Foundation
Bizmatics, Inc.
What Patients are Reading
It might not be thong or sandal weather, but when the time comes you don’t want it to be ‘socks and sandal’ weather. Several podiatrists got together to provide advice on common issues affecting your feel.
When it comes to health, pay attention to feet from the heels to the toes. Feet can reveal some surprising health problems.
We barely give our feet a second thought as we squeeze them into ill-fitting shoes or give them a pounding while playing sport. In summer, when feet sweat and swell more, they’re even more prone to infections, blisters and other ailments than any other time of year.
Bursitis and gout both affect the joints and can lead to inflammation and severe pain in the affected joints. 
IN 15 days diabetic Ken Large will have his leg cut off. An infection in his foot has reached the bone and amputating it is the best way to ensure that infection doesn't spread through his body.

Editor's note: Studies prove care by a podiatrist helps prevent diabetes complications and saves health-care dollars.

MACRA (the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015) aims to drive positive patient outcomes and reward physicians and clinicians who engage in the activities that support and further these goals. 
Physicians using electronic practice tools report higher rates of burnout and increased frustration with the amount of computerized paperwork, according to research published in the Mayo Clinic Proceedings.
Imagine you were opening your very own medical practice from scratch. It would be your chance to build a practice just the way you had always wanted. 
Should new pay-for-performance programs be improved and expanded on, or are such models simply ill-advised? Health policy experts debated value-based payment models at a recent webinar.
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