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APMA is processing CECH certificates for The National attendees. You can expect to receive an email with a link to access your continuing education credits by mid-August. APMA appreciates your patience while we complete the process.

Visit https://www.naylornetwork.com/apm-nwl/articles/index.asp?aid=572180&issueID=74942 to view the full article online.

 
In a recent poll, 72% of expressed interest in hearing more about self-care from their physician.

Visit https://www.news-medical.net/news/20190723/Survey-Patients-want-more-guidance-from-physicians-on-self-care.aspx to view the full article online.

 
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Just over half of physicians in a recent poll indicated that they frequently practice self-care, citing obstacles such as job and family responsibilities.

 

Editor’s note: Self-care leads to better patient care. Visit www.apma.org/wellbeing for help managing burnout, work–life balance, and more.

Visit https://www.beckershospitalreview.com/hospital-physician-relationships/time-constraints-work-demands-undermine-physicians-self-care-survey-finds.html to view the full article online.

 
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Examination by a podiatrist can help pinpoint the causes of heel pain.

 

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

Visit https://www.chron.com/news/article/Treat-heel-discomfort-for-improved-mobility-less-14108647.php to view the full article online.

 
Rotating among different pairs of footwear and frequently changing socks are among the ways to keep feet healthy in the summer months.

 

Editor’s note: All Toes on Deck! Print copies of APMA’s colorful Summer Foot-Care info page for your practice. Download the flyer directly here.

Visit https://www.wellandgood.com/good-looks/gross-feet-podiatrist-tips/ to view the full article online.

 
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Choosing the right attorney, accountant, insurance agent and banker can help physician practices navigate difficulties.

 

Editor’s note: Learn more about small business planning and structure in APMA’s Compliance Materials.

Visit https://www.ama-assn.org/practice-management/private-practices/strong-advising-team-can-help-your-private-practice-flourish to view the full article online.

 
Last year saw an overall increase in profits for physician groups, according to the results of a new survey.

Visit https://www.healthcaredive.com/news/medical-practice-groups-saw-better-margins-in-2018/559124/ to view the full article online.

 
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Examining the wear pattern on your current shoes is one way to get a better sense of your footwear needs.

 

Editor’s note: Share APMA’s guide to choosing running shoes with your patients.

Visit https://www.refinery29.com/en-ca/how-to-buy-running-shoes to view the full article online.

 
Common problems include corns, blisters, heel spurs, and hammertoes.

 

Editor’s note: APMA’s easy to read, concise Foot Health Conditions information page for the public is a resource members are encouraged to share with patients.

Visit https://www.womenfitnessmag.com/how-to-recognize-and-treat-ordinary-foot-disorders/ to view the full article online.

 
According to a new study, physicians with solo practices gave higher ratings to health plans than did physicians at larger practices.

Visit https://www.ajmc.com/journals/issue/2019/2019-vol25-n7/physician-satisfaction-with-health-plans-results-from-a-national-survey to view the full article online.

 
Physicians in group practices or hospitals are more likely to have attested to meaningful use of electronic health records than those in private practice, according to new research.

 

Editor’s Note: See APMA’s EHR Decision Guide for DPMs on APMA.org. Looking for a change? Visit the APMA Career Center.

Visit https://www.healthcarefinancenews.com/node/139001 to view the full article online.

 
Steps that physician practices can take to guard against ransomware attacks include keeping software up to date and making sure staff are following proper protocols.

Visit http://www.mondaq.com/unitedstates/x/828838/Healthcare/Dont+Get+Taken+Hostage+Practices+Must+Protect+Themselves+From+Ransomware to view the full article online.

 
The number of private insurance claim lines related to telehealth services has grown sharply since 2014, according to a white paper.

Visit https://www.healthcarefinancenews.com/node/139007 to view the full article online.

 
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