APMA News Brief

American Podiatric Medical Association

Podiatry Insurance Company of America (PICA)
National News
President Barack Obama on Friday vetoed legislation to repeal his health care law, saying the measure "would reverse the significant progress we have made in improving health care in America."

Editor's note: Visit APMA's
health care reform page
for more resources and information on how the ACA affects you.

Visit http://www.modernhealthcare.com/article/20160108/NEWS/301089997 to view the full article online.

The American Medical Association now has a Silicon Valley address, just down the block from Pinterest and Zynga. It also has a new digital identity.

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

Visit http://health.usnews.com/health-news/hospital-of-tomorrow/articles/2016/01/11/ama-opens-silicon-valley-outlet-bets-on-tech-to-transform-health-care to view the full article online.

Researchers are currently studying the effects of a rain forest vine called ayahuasca, a psychoactive plant that contains a key ingredient that may play a role in reversing diabetes.

Visit http://www.foxnews.com/health/2016/01/12/psychoactive-plant-may-play-key-role-in-reversing-diabetes.html to view the full article online.

Since 2013, health insurance companies have been losing money on the plans they offer through Affordable Care Act exchanges. Health insurers are scrambling to find appropriate price points for the products they offer.

Visit http://www.forbes.com/sites/kimberlywhitler/2016/01/14/how-people-analytics-are-helping-healthcare-firms-increase-profitability/#507f347c1a224f6a96431a22 to view the full article online.

What Patients are Reading
A study looked at more than two million people and 100,000 with dementia, and it found both men and women had higher chance of dementia if diabetic.

Visit http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-3393744/Diabetes-raises-risk-getting-dementia-60.html to view the full article online.

Findings suggest probiotics may be able to treat both types of diabetes.

Visit http://www.newsmax.com/FastFeatures/diabetes-probiotics/2016/01/10/id/708878/ to view the full article online.

There are no rules requiring you to spend your existing HSA balance or take any IRA-like required minimum distributions once you become a Medicare beneficiary, says Paul Fronstin of the Employee Benefit
Research Institute.

Visit http://time.com/money/4169422/hsa-account-medicare/ to view the full article online.

Whether you stand all day, bounce around a basketball court at night or squeeze into heels on the weekend, it might be smart to step into a podiatrist's office in 2016.

Visit http://www.heraldnet.com/article/20160102/LIVING/160109946 to view the full article online.

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The Goldfarb Foundation
Bizmatics, Inc.
After much planning and build up, the ICD-10 deadline has come and gone. Now that the dust is settling, the big question on everyone's mind is: "What impact has it had?"

Editor's note: APMA's ICD-10
provide a framework for ICD-10 success.

Visit http://healthcare-executive-insight.advanceweb.com/Features/Articles/ICD-10-So-Far-So-Good.aspx to view the full article online.

Most stakeholders and analysts said they expect the biggest changes in 2016 to occur at the state or federal regulatory level, as Congress may be reluctant to roll out any major legislative proposals in an election year.

Visit http://www.bna.com/expansion-waivers-drug-n57982066039/ to view the full article online.

The Obama administration has rolled out the newest participants in Medicare's accountable care programs, which now include 477 organizations across four different models.

Editor's note: APMA provides essential information
and resources on ACOs
at APMA.org.

Visit http://www.modernhealthcare.com/article/20160111/NEWS/160119983 to view the full article online.

People with diabetes often experience diabetic neuropathy accompanied by diabetic foot ulcers that don't heal. With the approval of a new device from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), people with non-healing diabetic foot ulcers have new hope.

Visit http://nationalpainreport.com/device-to-treat-diabetic-foot-ulcers-approved-by-fda-8829217.html to view the full article online.

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