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A survey of independent physician practices found burnout was the most commonly reported challenge, followed by the time requirements of administrative tasks.

 

Editor’s note: APMA has Physician Well-Being resources at www.apma.org/wellbeing to help you manage burnout, work–life balance, and more.

Visit https://www.fiercehealthcare.com/practices/4-challenges-for-independent-medical-practices to view the full article online.

 
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In addition to pay, younger physicians are interested in working in larger cities and having work-life balance, according to survey of last-year residents.

 

Editor’s note: The APMA Career Center has all your hiring and job search needs covered. APMA’s Young Physicians’ Transition Series is here to help at each stage in a young physician’s career.

Visit https://www.medicaleconomics.com/news/what-young-physicians-want-first-job to view the full article online.

 
Although some regulatory barriers to adoption remain, telehealth services are likely to become more common as the physician shortage worsens over time.

 

Editor’s note: Read APMA’s issue brief and more information on telehealth.

Visit https://www.beckershospitalreview.com/telehealth/telehealth-a-proactive-value-based-solution-to-the-us-physician-shortage.html to view the full article online.

 
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The World Health Organization has included workplace burnout In the eleventh revision of its International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems (ICD-11).

Visit https://qz.com/work/1629015/burnout-is-a-medical-condition-says-the-world-health-organization/ to view the full article online.

 
Some executives contend that the law stands in the way of some potential value-based care initiatives.

 

Editor’s note: Learn more about the Stark law in APMA’s compliance materials section.

Visit https://www.modernhealthcare.com/operations/healthcare-executives-call-stark-law-reform to view the full article online.

 
What Patients are Reading
If one begins to feel pain in the feet, is planning to begin an increased workout regimen, or notices problems such as bunions, it’s important to consult a podiatrist.

 

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

Visit http://collegian.csufresno.edu/2019/05/29/3-signs-its-time-to-see-a-podiatrist/ to view the full article online.

 
Among the benefits of stretching the feet is potentially reducing hyperpronation.

Visit https://www.realsimple.com/health/fitness-exercise/stretching-yoga/foot-stretches-exercises to view the full article online.

 
Finding the right fit is especially important when it comes to finding the right shoes for toddlers, whose feet are still growing.

 

Editor’s note: Read APMA’s tips for finding proper fitting shoes for your child.

Visit https://www.fatherly.com/gear/toddler-shoes/ to view the full article online.

 
Keeping feet moisturized and clearing away dead skin can help feet look their best in the summer months.

Visit https://www.goodhousekeeping.com/uk/fashion-beauty/skincare-advice/a27568883/summer-feet-pedicure-tips/ to view the full article online.

 
The chief frustration stems from the time that practices must spend on prior authorizations—an average of 15 hours per week, according to a new report.

 

Editor’s note: Take advantage of APMA’s practice management and reimbursement resources.

Visit https://www.medicaleconomics.com/physician-report/90th-annual-physician-report-doctors-remain-frustrated-prior-authorizations to view the full article online.

 
According to recent research, most patients want to have cost discussions with their physician, but less than a third of them actually do.

Visit https://www.fiercehealthcare.com/practices/how-doctors-and-other-clinicians-can-talk-to-patients-about-surprise-bills-health-costs to view the full article online.

 
The employer benefits offered to physicians have remained fairly static for the past several years, according to a new survey.

Visit https://www.beckershospitalreview.com/hospital-physician-relationships/physician-benefits-packages-haven-t-changed-much-since-2014-amga-survey-finds.html to view the full article online.

 
Online reviews can provide a window on what’s most important to your patients.

 

Editor’s note: Check out APMA’s social media tips for physicians, how to get your practice online and cultivate content, and more at APMA.org.

Visit https://www.mdmag.com/physicians-money-digest/practice-management/how-to-use-online-patient-reviews-to-improve-the-prospects-of-your-medical-practice to view the full article online.

 
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