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Active listening, sitting down when talking to a patient, and not multitasking in a patient encounter can help foster better patient communication.


Editor's note: Visit the Telemedicine tab of APMA's frequently updated COVID-19 resource page.

Visit https://www.medicaleconomics.com/news/transforming-patient-experience-tips-better-patient-communication to view the full article online.

 
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has issued recommendations regarding the resumption of elective procedures.


Editor's note: APMA has recommendations for members on handling elective surgery during the COVID-19 crisis at www.apma.org/covid19.

Visit https://www.healthcaredive.com/news/coronavirus-guidelines-resuming-elective-procedures-cms-american-college-surgeons/576365/ to view the full article online.

 
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Chronically ill patients have reported difficulties getting the care and medications they need to manage their conditions during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Visit https://www.fiercehealthcare.com/practices/docs-could-face-looming-health-crisis-as-covid-disrupts-care-for-chronically-ill to view the full article online.

 
Federal authorities have announced some flexibility with regard to compliance with interoperability requirements.


Editor's note: Visit www.apma.org/covid19 for all the latest guidance for podiatrists during the COVID-19 pandemic.This suite of resources for members is frequently updated so visit often.

Visit https://www.healthcareitnews.com/news/onc-cms-give-some-breathing-room-interop-rules-during-covid-19 to view the full article online.

 
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Proprietary design addresses the insole issue: Rigid insoles do not allow the arch to move downward enough to fully handle the shock of a foot strike. Soft insoles collapse under pressure and cannot prevent the arch from flattening. Custom orthotics are designed to fit the patient’s flawed foot rather than make the foot healthy.
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What Patients are Reading
Going barefoot for extended periods can contribute to a number of foot conditions.

 

Editor’s note: Recommend APMA Seal-Accepted products to your patients.

Visit https://footwearnews.com/2020/focus/health/barefoot-home-risk-advantages-coronavirus-podiatrists-1202967224/ to view the full article online.

 
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Good arch support, shock absorption and straps that can be adjusted are among the key considerations when purchasing new sandals.

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Paying attention to one’s foot health is important during this time of social distancing.

Visit https://newyork.cbslocal.com/2020/04/15/coronavirus-podiatrist-patients/ to view the full article online.

 
Although electronic health records are a factor in only a small percentage of malpractice claims, that percentage has grown since 2010, according to a new report.

 

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

Visit https://www.medicaleconomics.com/news/how-ehrs-affect-malpractice-suits to view the full article online.

 
Clinicians who participate in clinical trials related to COVID-19 can earn MIPS credit, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has announced.

Visit https://www.fiercehealthcare.com/payer/cms-to-pay-providers-via-mips-for-participating-covid-19-drug-treatment-trials to view the full article online.

 
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