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President-elect Joe Biden has selected Xavier Becerra, the attorney general of California, to succeed Alex Azar as secretary of Health and Human Resources.

 

Editor's note: APMA expressed significant concerns with HHS' proposed regulatory review plan. 

Visit https://www.healthcarefinancenews.com/news/biden-names-california-ag-xavier-becerra-secretary-health-and-human-services to view the full article online.

 
Taking steps to improve one's practice doesn't have to be an expensive proposition.

Visit https://www.medicaleconomics.com/view/cost-effective-design-changes-medical-practices-can-make to view the full article online.

 
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Branding tips include being consistent in what you communicate about your brand and gathering feedback from patients.

 

Editor’s note: Learn how to get your practice online and cultivate content, and check out sample letter and tips to help you communicate with patients about out-of-network status and more. 

Visit https://www.physicianspractice.com/view/4-branding-tips-for-your-medical-practice to view the full article online.

 

New research indicates that female physicians spend over half an hour more per day working on electronic health records than male physicians.

 

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.healio.com/news/primary-care/20201208/female-physicians-spend-significantly-more-time-on-ehrs-than-male-physicians to view the full article online.

 
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If heel cracks are deep enough, there's a danger of bleeding and infection.

 

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

Visit https://www.wellandgood.com/cracked-heels/ to view the full article online.

 

Psoriatic arthritis can affect the feet in a number of ways.

 

Editor's note: Share APMA's psoriatic arthritis information with your patients. 

Visit https://www.healthcentral.com/article/psoriatic-arthritis-in-feet to view the full article online.

 

Supportive shoes are important for those dealing with flat feet.

 

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

Visit https://stylecaster.com/feature/best-shoes-flat-feet-1179089/ to view the full article online.

 
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Seeking an advisor who has experiencing working with health-care professionals is among the tips for choosing a financial advisor.

Visit https://www.physicianspractice.com/view/choosing-a-finaicial-advisor-four-signs-to-look-out-for to view the full article online.

 

The usability of electronic health records systems can affect levels of clinician burnout.

 

Editor’s note: Get help selecting an EHR system with APMA’s Health IT resource page. Feeling overwhelmed with rising technology requirements? We have Physician Well-Being resources at www.apma.org/wellbeing

Visit https://ehrintelligence.com/news/3-factors-leading-to-ehr-usability-issues-clinician-burnout to view the full article online.

 
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Long-term demand for physicians is expected to be high, some experts say.

Visit https://www.mdlinx.com/physiciansense/check-out-this-silver-lining-in-the-physician-job-market/ to view the full article online.

 
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is set to begin testing its new Geographic Direct Contracting Model.

Visit https://medcitynews.com/2020/12/cms-new-geo-care-delivery-model-5-things-to-know/ to view the full article online.

 
Hospitals and health systems are gearing up for continued increases in hospitalizations resulting from COVID-19.

Visit https://www.healthcaredive.com/news/hospitals-look-to-surge-protocols-as-public-health-officials-again-issue-st/591805/ to view the full article online.

 
Even among health-care workers, testing rates for COVID-19 remain low, according to some recent research.

Visit https://www.npr.org/2020/12/07/943945361/think-health-care-workers-are-tested-often-for-covid-19-think-again to view the full article online.

 
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