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APMA is marking Diabetes Awareness Month with a public education campaign designed to urge the 34 million Americans living with diabetes to keep their regular health-care appointments.

 

Editor's note: As an APMA member, you have exclusive access to our 2020 Diabetes Awareness Month campaign materials. This year's campaign theme is “Keep Your Appointment. Keep Your Feet.” 

Visit https://www.stmarynow.com/lifestyle/podiatrists-remind-diabetics-not-neglect-care-feet to view the full article online.

 
Tips for meeting the needs of one's physician office staff including taking a fresh look at benefits and remaining flexible.

Visit https://www.physicianspractice.com/view/supporting-staff-during-covid-19-hr-tips-and-strategies to view the full article online.

 

The results of a new survey suggest that even a 10-percent drop in task load can reduce the risk of physician burnout.

 

Editor's note: Visit www.apma.org/wellbeing for resources to help you balance work and home life. 

Visit https://www.ama-assn.org/practice-management/physician-health/even-small-drop-task-load-can-cut-odds-physician-burnout to view the full article online.

 
Knowing the overall value of one's practice has a number of advantages for physicians.

Visit https://www.medicaleconomics.com/view/how-much-is-your-practice-really-worth- to view the full article online.

 
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It's important to consider all of one's options when deciding whether to outsource billing operations.

 

Editor's note: Take advantage of coding and billing resources in the Practice Management & Reimbursement section of APMA.org.

Visit https://www.optometrytimes.com/view/know-the-pros-and-cons-of-outsourcing-billing to view the full article online.

 
While cyberattacks have been on the increase, there are things practices can do to help improve the security of their systems.

Visit https://www.ama-assn.org/practice-management/sustainability/what-doctors-can-do-thwart-cybercriminals-2020-closes to view the full article online.

 

A new study found that online reviews of physicians did not reflect actual quality of care.

 

Editor’s note: APMA a host of resources on physicians' online presence, including what you need to know about physician rating websites

Visit https://www.healthcarefinancenews.com/news/online-physician-reviews-are-met-distrust-among-medical-professionals to view the full article online.

 
What Patients are Reading

Actions that can lead to foot problems in winter include failing to inspect one's footwear and trying to warm up cold feet too quickly.

 

Editor’s note: Share APMA’s Winter Foot Care Tips with your patients.

Visit https://northdenvernews.com/common-foot-conditions-in-the-winter-and-how-to-beat-them/ to view the full article online.

 
Spending all day working from home without footwear can lead to a number of potential foot problems.

Visit https://northernontario.ctvnews.ca/are-you-experiencing-foot-pain-while-working-from-home-this-may-be-why-1.5178474 to view the full article online.

 

Symptoms that manifest in the feet can be signs of serious health problems.

 

Editor's note: Share APMA's resources on Conditions of the Foot and Ankle with your patients and link to the resources on your practice website.

Visit https://www.express.co.uk/life-style/health/1357185/foot-health-cold-nerve-damage-diabetes-blue-toes-signs to view the full article online.

 
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Making a commitment to saving for retirement and carefully evaluating potential savings plans are among the tips for a successful transition to retirement.

 

Editor's note: APMA's health insurance solutions just for members can help cut your practice’s health-care costs by15 to 30 percent.

Visit https://www.medicaleconomics.com/view/physician-retirement-planning-tips to view the full article online.

 
Physician offices gained 14,000 positions in October, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Visit https://www.fiercehealthcare.com/finance/healthcare-employment-up-58k-october-but-overall-down-by-nearly-1m-since-feb to view the full article online.

 
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