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Given that ESE is the primary source of coverage for Americans, any change to this market is of significant interest to employers. Click here to continue reading.

Editor’s note: Learn more about health insurance exchanges and read APMA’s policy briefs at APMA's healthcare reform page.

Whether you were annoyed or relieved by the announcement of another delayed implementation of ICD-10, the benefit of having additional time to ensure a smooth transition can work to your favor. Click here to continue reading.

Editor’s note: Check out APMA’s ICD-10 Resources to help you prepare for the transition.

One of the hottest healthcare controversies — the two-midnight rule — boils over in comments submitted to federal officials regarding the 2015 Inpatient Prospective Payment System rules.

Visit http://www.healthleadersmedia.com/content/FIN-306036/Providers-Blast-CMS-on-TwoMidnight-Rule to view the full article online.

WA researchers have helped find a genetic trigger for type 1 diabetes, paving the way for a drug that could boost insulin-making cells.

Visit https://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/a/24354150/diabetes-trigger-found-by-wa-team/ to view the full article online.

The side effects of diabetes medication and the necessity for frequent injections mean that taking the drugs could be counterproductive, especially for older people.

Visit http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn25820-diabetes-drugs-may-sometimes-do-more-harm-than-good.html to view the full article online.

The law requires clinical laboratories that receive Medicare revenues from the Clinical Laboratory Fee Schedule (CLFS) or the Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) to report to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) all of their non-capitated private payer rates.

Visit http://insurancenewsnet.com/oarticle/2014/07/02/medicare-laboratory-payment-reform-threatens-to-eliminate-market-competition-a-525532.html to view the full article online.

Changes that could go into effect next year would reduce Medicare payments to home health agencies by 0.3 percent, or $58 million, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced.

Visit http://seniorhousingnews.com/2014/07/01/cms-outlines-58-million-in-medicare-home-health-cuts-for-2015/ to view the full article online.

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Chronic wounds get stalled in one of the normal phases of wound healing and may require medical treatment in order to heal. This is where an advanced wound center plays a vital role.

Visit http://www.delconewsnetwork.com/articles/2014/06/30/life/doc53b18c69ba2b8423699508.txt to view the full article online.

Summer sandals remind us to get regular pedicures, but even in the winter you should make sure your toenails are in good shape.

Visit http://www.modernsalon.com/blogs/editors/rosanne-ullman/Pedicure-for-Sure-264003331.html to view the full article online.

Summer is a harsh season on feet. Bared toes mean stubbing opportunities abound, to say nothing of pebbles, ants, sun, griddle-hot sidewalks. And those are just the natural villains. Other problems are self-inflicted.

Visit http://www.dallasnews.com/lifestyles/health-and-fitness/health/20140630-summer-feet-need-special-care.ece to view the full article online.

Many of us face issues with our feet that might cause pain or slow us down ... but for people living with diabetes, proper foot care can be a matter of life or death. Dr. Derek Barker, a podiatrist with Metro Health, talks about the growing concern.

Visit http://www.wzzm13.com/story/life/wellness/live-healthy/2014/07/01/foot-care/11890515/ to view the full article online.

It isn’t hard to believe that the foot is one of the main areas prone to injury in runners. Click here to continue reading.

Editor's note: Tell your patients about APMA's list of athletic shoes given the APMA Seal of Acceptance.
A cautionary tale about what can happen when employee-owned technology migrates into the healthcare industry.

Visit http://www.citeworld.com/article/2449580/mobile-byod/shining-a-light-on-shadow-it-in-health-care.html to view the full article online.

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