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In a striking vote at its annual meeting, the AMA’s House of Delegates nearly voted to overturn the group’s longstanding opposition to single-payer health care.

  

Editor’s note: APMA provides reimbursement resources and Medicare resources at APMA.org.

Visit https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2019/6/12/18662722/ama-medicare-for-all-single-payer-vote-2020 to view the full article online.

 
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Practices need to adapt to the growing patient demand for convenience.

 

Editor’s note: Visit APMA’s Health IT resource page for guidance to help doctors and hospitals on EHR selection, security, implementation, and other issues.

Visit https://www.medicaleconomics.com/news/how-practices-can-keep-patients-age-consumerism to view the full article online.

 
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When anyone can call themselves a financial planner, how can a physician identify a qualified planner?

Visit https://www.medicaleconomics.com/news/7-things-physicians-should-look-financial-planner to view the full article online.

 
What Patients are Reading
Americans are hypochondriacs, yet we skip our checkups. We demand drugs we don’t need, and fail to take the ones we do. No wonder the U.S. leads the world in health spending.

Visit https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2019/07/american-health-care-spending/590623/ to view the full article online.

 
Mobile health-care applications are becoming increasingly popular with patients.

 

Editor’s note: How to get your practice online and cultivate content, social media tips, and more. Also see our practice management and reimbursement resources.

Visit https://www.healthcareitnews.com/news/patients-say-physicians-mobile-apps-are-faster-convenient-offer-better-communication to view the full article online.

 
Stylish shoes that also protect your feet.

 

Editor’s Note: Share APMA’s free “Beat Bunion Blues” materials with your patients and download APMA’s digital brochure on bunions for your practice—you can even customize it with your practice information.

Visit https://www.elitedaily.com/p/the-6-best-shoes-for-bunions-17930067 to view the full article online.

 
Products to keep feet looking good as recommended by podiatrists.

 

Editor''s note: Check out the latest list of APMA Seal-Accepted products and recommend these items to your patients.

Visit https://www.shape.com/lifestyle/beauty-style/best-foot-care-products to view the full article online.

 
Strategies for dealing with ingrown toenails.

 

Editor’s note: See APMA’s info page on ingrown toenails and pedicure tips for patients at APMA.org.

Visit http://nymag.com/strategist/article/best-products-removing-ingrown-toenails.html to view the full article online.

 
The importance of specialized shoe-fitting for children.

 

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

Visit https://footwearnews.com/2019/focus/children/why-parents-buy-kids-shoes-shoe-store-1202788939/ to view the full article online.

 
Some measures can be taken immediately to incorporate value, quality and cost control metrics.

 

Editor’s note: Learn more about this topic using our reimbursement resources for members on APMA.org.

Visit https://www.lexology.com/library/detail.aspx?g=50e92686-7874-4e7f-a4b4-68e3cda94033 to view the full article online.

 
Having plans and goals helps your practice to get where you want it to be. Goals include proactive patient schedules, enhanced referrals, and ensuring "big ticket" tests and procedures are maximized (within the standard of care).

Visit https://www.medpagetoday.com/practicemanagement/practicemanagement/80394 to view the full article online.

 
Can physicians seize the entrepreneurial moment with innovative solutions for a new form of digital health-care?

Visit https://www.medicaleconomics.com/med-ec-blog/challenge-getting-paid-digital-health-entrepreneurs to view the full article online.

 
Key differences among patient financing solutions for health-care providers.

 

Editor’s note: Find policy briefs and more information for members about private insurance and Medicare and Medicaid in APMA’s reimbursement resources.

Visit https://www.healthcarefinancenews.com/sponsored/how-choose-best-patient-financing-solution-providers-and-patients to view the full article online.

 
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