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In recent weeks, our country has been reminded that we have much work to do to overcome racism and hate. The American Podiatric Medical Association—its leaders, staff, and members—unequivocally condemns all acts of racism and violence.

Visit https://www.apma.org/News/NewsDetail.cfm?ItemNumber=40866 to view the full article online.

 
Physician office leadership is more important than ever as practices cope with the challenges created by the COVID-19 pandemic.


Editor's note: Take advantage of APMA's resources on reopening your practice during COVID-19, including risk management checklists, help wih employee issues, and more.

Visit https://www.ophthalmologytimes.com/practice-management/navigating-office-management-during-crisis-no-easy-task to view the full article online.

 
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Telehealth is expected to continue to account for an increasing share of health-care spending.


Editor's note: Be sure to take advantage of APMA's resources on telehealth during the time of COVID-19.

Visit https://www.fiercehealthcare.com/tech/telehealth-could-grow-to-a-250b-revenue-opportunity-post-covid-mckinsey-reports to view the full article online.

 
Reviewing computer support and equipment leasing agreements are among the tips for reducing operating expenses.


Editor's note: APMA has teamed up with Bankers Healthcare Group to offer members cash flow without the hassle. Learn more about provider relief funds, and financial assistance for practices during COVID-19.

Visit https://www.medicaleconomics.com/news/10-ways-reduce-operating-expenses-and-sustain-your-practice to view the full article online.

 
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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has announced some changes with regard to requirements related to value-based payment models.

Visit https://www.healthcaredive.com/news/cms-relaxing-more-value-based-model-requirements-in-wake-of-covid-19/579114/ to view the full article online.

 
Issues related to physician practice acquisition has led to some complications with regard to the distribution of CARES Act grant money.


Editor's note: APMA’s partner, Capitol Hill Consulting Group, has created the following summary of provisions in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.

Visit https://www.modernhealthcare.com/finance/physician-practice-consolidation-causes-cares-act-grant-headaches to view the full article online.

 
What Patients are Reading
Wearing fresh socks, letting athletic shoes air dry after use, and not wearing the same shoes every day are among the tips for preventing foot odor in the summer months.

Visit https://www.wellandgood.com/good-advice/how-to-prevent-smelly-feet/ to view the full article online.

 
Even if one is staying in, proper support is essential for maintaining healthy feet.


Editor's note: Visit www.apma.org/plantarfasciitis for APMA's heel pain resources for you and your patients.

Visit https://www.3aw.com.au/why-podiatrists-have-seen-a-surge-foot-injuries-during-lockdown/ to view the full article online.

 
For at-home footwear, sandals that provide adequate arch support are better than going barefoot all day.

Visit https://www.whowhatwear.co.uk/podiatrist-approved-house-shoes to view the full article online.

 
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Some experts anticipate a large number of practice closures soon if more financial support is not made available.


Editor's note: Learn more about provider relief funds, and financial assistance for practices during COVID-19.

Visit https://www.fiercehealthcare.com/practices/primary-care-practices-could-close-a-matter-weeks-not-months-without-financial-support to view the full article online.

 
The COVID-19 pandemic has led to a number of changes in the way prospective patients approach health-care, according to the results of a new survey.

Visit https://www.medicaleconomics.com/news/how-health-care-consumption-changing to view the full article online.

 
Experts recommend a number of national and organizational strategies to help clinicians cope with the effects of the current pandemic.


Editor's note: Visit www.apma.org/wellbeing for help with physician burnout.

Visit https://www.beckershospitalreview.com/hospital-physician-relationships/5-ways-to-safeguard-clinician-well-being-amid-the-covid-19-pandemic.html to view the full article online.

 
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