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Avoiding a penalty under the Merit-based Incentive Payment System will be more difficult going forward, with minimum scores increasing in 2020 and 2021.

 

Editor’s note: reporting for the MIPS 2019 PY will begin in January 2020. With only 40 days left in the 2019 PY, we hope you're making your way through the steps.

Visit https://www.ama-assn.org/practice-management/medicare/5-things-doctors-need-know-about-2020-medicare-fee-schedule to view the full article online.

 
Insulting and belittling comments from patients take a toll not only on the physicians who are directly subjected to them, but on those who witness such behavior, according to a new study.

 

Editor’s note: Visit www.apma.org/wellbeing for burnout resources.

Visit https://www.beckershospitalreview.com/hospital-physician-relationships/demeaning-behavior-from-patients-takes-emotional-toll-on-physicians-study-shows.html to view the full article online.

 
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Increasing one’s level of organization and socializing more are among the ways reduce stress.

Visit https://www.mdmag.com/physicians-money-digest/lifestyle/9-easy-ways-to-relieve-stress-and-anxiety to view the full article online.

 
The White House has released details regarding its upcoming regulatory agenda.

 

Editor’s note: Take advantage of APMA’s practice management and reimbursement resources, including ACO info, EHR advice, and much more.

Visit https://www.fiercehealthcare.com/hospitals-health-systems/regulatory-agenda-lays-out-timetable-for-major-rules-drug-pricing to view the full article online.

 
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Plantar fasciitis remains a common source of heel pain in runners, but treatment options are available.

 

Editor’s note: Download our digital brochure on heel pain, which can be customized you’re your practice information.

Visit https://www.runnersworld.com/health-injuries/a29774664/pain-in-arch-of-foot/ to view the full article online.

 
It’s important for patients with diabetes to see their podiatrist for regular examinations.

 

Editor’s note: APMA’s Diabetes Awareness campaign materials are available for patients and members now at www.apma.org/diabetes.

Visit https://www.theledger.com/article/LK/20191117/SPONSORED/311179999/LL to view the full article online.

 
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Focusing on measures likely to have the greatest benefit to patients and committing to quality improvement efforts are among the tips for physician practices dealing with MIPS. 

Visit https://www.medicaleconomics.com/news/how-practices-should-evolve-their-value-based-care-strategy to view the full article online.

 
A new survey reveals the high cost of provider directory maintenance on physician practices.

Visit https://revcycleintelligence.com/news/providers-spend-2.76b-annually-on-provider-directory-maintenance to view the full article online.

 
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For those dealing with plantar fasciitis, good arch support and shock absorption are among the things to look for in footwear.

 

Editor’s note: Recommend APMA’s running shoe guide for different arch types and APMA Seal-Accepted products to your patients.

Visit https://www.bustle.com/p/the-3-best-work-shoes-for-plantar-fasciitis-19193642 to view the full article online.

 
Left untreated, ingrown toenails can lead to infection and other problems.

 

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

Visit https://www.miningjournal.net/life/tuesday-health/2019/11/dangers-of-the-ingrown-nail/ to view the full article online.

 
Tight security and a mobile-friendly design are among the keys for healthcare websites.

 

Editor’s note: Check out APMA’s Practice Website Tips at APMA.org.

Visit https://www.medicaleconomics.com/news/7-must-haves-your-healthcare-website to view the full article online.

 
Practice owners considering selling are in the driver's seat at the moment, according to one financial expert.

 

Editor’s note: Get info on selling or closing a practice on the APMA Career Center.

Visit https://www.fiercehealthcare.com/practices/acquisition-physician-practices-a-seller-s-market-depending-specialty to view the full article online.

 
A new study provides further support for the claim that EHR usability is related to physician burnout.

 

Editor’s note: Visit www.apma.org/wellbeing for physician burnout resources.

Visit https://www.ama-assn.org/practice-management/digital/new-research-links-hard-use-ehrs-and-physician-burnout to view the full article online.

 
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