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About 200,000 New Yorkers saw their Health Republic policies expire on Monday, marking the demise of the twelfth health insurance co-op established under the Affordable Care Act.



Editor's note: Visit APMA's health care reform page to learn more about key provisions in the ACA for podiatrists and more.

Visit http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2015/11/29/health-republic-latest-health-care-co-op-go-under/76444190/ to view the full article online.

 
A common treatment for diabetes could enable adults to live well into their 120s, scientists say. Researchers have conducted tests on animals which show it significantly extends their lives. The FDA has given the go-ahead for the same trials in humans.

Visit http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-3338807/Diabetes-pill-help-live-120-Common-treatment-set-trialled-year-hope-stave-illnesses-Alzheimer-s-Parkinson-s.html to view the full article online.

 
CMS' finalized Medicare Physician Fee Schedule and the Outpatient Prospective Payment System rules have hospital leaders thinking about how they'll tackle challenges and seize opportunities.

Visit http://healthleadersmedia.com/content/HEP-323243/Top-ValueBased-Care-Rule-Changes-for-2016 to view the full article online.

 
Two new polls show mixed results since the Oct. 1 ICD-10 compliance date went into effect.



Editor’s note: APMA’s
ICD-10 Resources
will help you code strong.

Visit http://www.healthdatamanagement.com/news/Patient-Care-Takes-Hit-with-ICD-10-51649-1.html to view the full article online.

 
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Men with Type 2 diabetes and low testosterone levels can benefit significantly from testosterone treatment, according to a study published in Diabetes Care.

Visit http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/303291.php to view the full article online.

 
The constant trauma of landing hard on your heel, and the lack of arch support can cause the band of tissue running the length of your foot to stretch and tear.

Visit http://www.vogue.com/13373898/why-flats-are-dangerous-for-your-feet-injuries/ to view the full article online.

 
It seems pointless to inflict endless pain on yourself when the shoes you put on your feet are something you can control.

Visit http://www.cosmopolitan.com/style-beauty/fashion/news/a49751/why-ill-never-wear-heels-again/ to view the full article online.

 
High heels are the leading cause of foot pain and injury in women.

Visit http://www.huffingtonpost.com/august-mclaughlin/common-risks-of-high-heel_b_8682062.html to view the full article online.

 
Weight loss effectively cures Type 2 diabetes, according to new research by scientists at Newcastle University.

Visit http://www.newsmax.com/Health/Diabetes/diabetes-weight-loss/2015/12/01/id/704162/ to view the full article online.

 
Your medical insurance options will be influenced by our political leaders' positions on how the government should pay for Medicare and health care for retirees.

Visit http://www.cbsnews.com/news/what-are-the-candidates-views-on-medicare-and-health-care-for-retirees/ to view the full article online.

 
The new Medicare quality plan, the first update since June 2014, takes into account progress made in the last year and a half, as well as legislative changes since then.



Editor’s note: Learn more
about APMA’s initiatives on the implementation of MACRA.

Visit http://medcitynews.com/2015/11/cms-medicare-quality-strategy/ to view the full article online.

 
After decades of relentless rise, the number of new cases of diabetes in the United States has finally started to decline.

Visit http://www.nytimes.com/2015/12/01/health/new-diabetes-cases-at-long-last-begin-to-fall-in-the-united-states.html?_r=0 to view the full article online.

 
A team from Newcastle University, U.K., has shown that Type 2 diabetes is caused by fat accumulating in the pancreas — and that losing less than one gram of that fat through weight loss reverses the diabetes.

Visit http://medicalxpress.com/news/2015-12-diabetes-reversed-fat-pancreas.html to view the full article online.

 
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