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August 18, 2016 In This Issue
National News
What PATIENTS Are Reading
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National News
Insurance giant Aetna will stop selling health insurance through most of the exchanges created by the Affordable Care Act in 2017 because the company said it is losing money in many of those markets.

While the Medicare payment reform law Congress passed last year poses numerous challenges for independent medical practices, it will not doom them.

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

Smart glasses and other wearable technologies could become as ubiquitous in the exam room as a stethoscope or blood pressure cuff, giving doctors not only another tool to deliver quality care but helping to bolster their personal connections with patients. 

Regulatory penalties under the current Medicare payment system have been rising, overwhelming physicians with reporting burdens just to avoid payment cuts. But how will financial penalties and bonuses change in the new system?

Editor’s note: Watch our recorded webinar on MIPS led by APMA Executive Director and CEO James R. Christina, DPM.
What Patients are Reading
Using the correct running shoes can help your feet feel great and protect against injury. 
Employees’ feet typically start to hurt after 3 hours and 44 minutes at work and one in ten of us would happily take a pay cut if we could wear trainers, according to a new study. 
The ankle sprain is a very common injury. The occasional dilemma we all face is deciding if or when an injury should be looked at by a physician. 
Eating fruit, vegetables and low-fat dairy could be successful in helping gout sufferers, according to a new report.

Feet are the direct warriors which fight with dirt, pollution, age--counting, infections, and high-heel pain on a regular basis--and so it is important to pamper your feet the way you do to your face.
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To keep a healthy cash flow and their doors open, physician practices need to ensure they collect payments from patients, according to Medical Economics. 
A former HHS secretary reflects on what’s needed to enable more minorities to become doctors and other health professionals. 
With the increased emphasis on patient satisfaction and quality of care, a goal for many practices is to create a patient-centered organization. 
Here are a handful of do’s and don’ts to help your practice develop a social media presence and gain more exposure. 
Signing your first contract out of residency or fellowship can be an exciting time. However, it's best to have a lawyer look over the agreement to realize what this means for both you and the employer. 
Physician-owned multispecialty practices spent more than $32,500 per physician on healthcare technology in 2015, according to a new analysis by the Medical Group Management Association. 

Editor's note: See APMA's Health IT page on for more information.

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