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In a new report to Congress, the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission made a number of recommendations with regard to coverage and reimbursement for telehealth services.

 

Editor's note: The telehealth section of APMA's COVID-19 Resource Page has information to help podiatrists navigate this ever-evolving tool.

Visit https://www.healthcarefinancenews.com/news/medpac-recommends-continuation-telehealth-limited-time to view the full article online.

 
With the possibility that some telehealth-related regulatory waivers might expire, it's a good idea to stay up to date on what's happening at the state level in terms of regulation.

Visit https://www.healthcareitnews.com/news/now-time-providers-be-proactive-about-telehealth to view the full article online.

 
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Getting a handle on local search engine optimization can help your practice reach more customers.

 

Editor’s note: How to get your practice online and cultivate content, social media tips, and more. Also see our practice management and reimbursement resources

Visit https://www.physicianspractice.com/view/best-practices-for-managing-your-practice-and-provider-listings-in-organic-search to view the full article online.

 
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A recent study has found that streamlining flowsheet functionality can help to reduce the burden of documentation for clinicians.

 

Editor’s note: Feeling overwhelmed with rising technology requirements? APMA has Physician Well-Being resources at www.apma.org/wellbeing

Visit https://www.healthcarefinancenews.com/news/optimized-ehr-flowsheets-found-reduce-clinician-burden-burnout to view the full article online.

 

To make better use of one's existing EHR, it can help to focus on core areas of importance to a physician practice.

 

Editor’s note: Read APMA’s issue brief on telehealth and get help selecting an EHR system with APMA’s Health IT resource page. 

Visit https://www.medicaleconomics.com/view/improving-ehr-usability-requires-focusing-on-four-core-areas to view the full article online.

 
What Patients are Reading
While it can take weeks or even months for an ankle sprain to fully heal, depending on the severity of the injury, effective treatment, recovery, and rehabilitation can help.

Visit https://www.healthline.com/health/how-long-does-it-take-for-a-sprained-ankle-to-heal to view the full article online.

 

Choosing the right athletic shoes for one's foot can reduce the risk of a number of foot conditions.

 

Editor's note: Tell your patients about APMA's list of athletic shoes given the APMA Seal of Acceptance

Visit https://www.phillyvoice.com/how-choose-running-shoes-best-fitting-cross-trainers-/ to view the full article online.

 
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A new report suggests that most large hospitals are not in compliance with new rules regarding price transparency.

Visit https://www.healthcaredive.com/news/majority-of-largest-hospitals-unambiguously-noncompliant-with-revealing-p/596875/ to view the full article online.

 
Taking advantage of vacation time, working with a coach or therapist and practicing mindfulness are among the tips for dealing with burnout.

Visit https://www.mdlinx.com/physiciansense/how-to-overcome-burnout-without-taking-a-break-from-your-career/ to view the full article online.

 
Communicating empathy and enthusiasm effectively can lead to improved patient satisfaction with your practice.

Visit https://www.physicianspractice.com/view/displaying-empathy-and-enthusiasm-in-your-medical-practice to view the full article online.

 
Moving into executive leadership roles can be a difficult transition for some physicians.

Visit https://www.medicaleconomics.com/view/emerging-physician-leaders-go-beyond-the-mba to view the full article online.

 
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