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October 20, 2016 In This Issue
National News
What PATIENTS Are Reading
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National News
The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act final rule is here. As industry experts begin to dig into the 2,400-page document released Friday, a few details are emerging that will be critical for providers who plan to practice fee-for-service medicine in 2017. 



Editor’s note: Read APMA’s summary of changes to CMS’s MACRA Final Rule.
 
Fewer doctors will need to report quality data to the government next year, and the requirements for those who do report will be more flexible under the final version of the rule implementing Medicare payment reform. 



Editor’s note: APMA is your source for MACRA resources.
 
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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced a new initiative to reduce administrative burden on physicians and free them to spend more time taking care of their patients. 
 
Adopting a new electronic health record (EHR) system doesn’t end with the software implementation. Instead, physicians should be prepared for at least several months of adjusting their day-to-day practices once the software in place. 



Editor’s Note: Review APMA’s EHR resources for more information on purchasing an EHR system.
 
What Patients are Reading
Consider the Washington foot. A fitness-obsessed region uses it to jog, to pedal at the latest stationary-bike gym, or simply to work upright at a standing desk. 
 
You’ve visited your favorite running store, analyzed your gait and found the perfect shoe for you. 
 
For seasoned runners, being prepared from head to toe is key to success, so when they lose their toenails due to a common ailment known as runner's toe, it can be an impediment to their routine. 
 
This has been a lovely autumn for walks, short or long.
 
Protecting patients’ health information is critical to the future of data collection that informs population health. But how can physicians make sure they are in compliance with Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) regulations when using cloud computing?



Editor’s note: APMA provides HIPAA Privacy and Security Manuals for members on APMA.org. 
 
Most of us are preparing for our retirement in one way or another, whether through consistent 401K contributions or by developing some sort of passive income stream.
 
Physicians seeking to relocate their practice face a lot of weighty decisions as they decide where they want to go, so it’s often too easy to overlook important steps that can make the difference between success and failure in a new market.



Editor’s note: Save on car rental, office supplies, and more through APMA’s Affinity Programs (for APMA members only).
 
Oct. 1, 2015 — the implementation date for ICD-10 — came and went with none of the drama that had been foretold. 



Editor’s note: See APMA’s ICD-10 Resources for all your coding needs.
 
Physicians can reclaim the joy in their practice and apply strategies to mitigate their risk of burnout, according to an expert here at the Clinician Wellness Preconference at the Cardiometabolic Risk Summit. 
 
Insoles with arch fills designed to prevent diabetic foot ulcers could be having an adverse impact on postural stability, according to new research led by Plymouth University. 
 
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