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By a wide majority, the U.S. House of Representatives voted to approve a bill that delays the 2021 Medicare sequester cuts through the end of the year.

Visit https://www.healthcarefinancenews.com/news/house-extends-moratorium-2-medicare-sequester-cuts-through-2021 to view the full article online.

 
A large number of provider groups is calling for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to halt the expansion of prior authorization for outpatient services.

Visit https://revcycleintelligence.com/news/coalition-urges-cms-to-rethink-medicare-prior-authorization-growth to view the full article online.

 
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Tips for improving telehealth communication include finding a quiet area for the call and making eye contact.

 

Editor’s note: See APMA’s telehealth/telemedicine resource page for details on how this patient care method applies to you and your practice. 

Visit https://www.ama-assn.org/practice-management/digital/how-physicians-can-improve-their-telehealth-technique to view the full article online.

 

Identifying the cause and practicing self-care are among the tips for physician experiencing symptoms of burnout.

 

Editor’s note: Feeling burned out? Our Physician Well-Being resources at www.apma.org/wellbeing can help. 

Visit https://www.beckershospitalreview.com/hospital-management-administration/4-steps-to-try-when-you-re-feeling-burned-out.html to view the full article online.

 
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Not wearing supportive shoes for long periods of time and gaining weight are among the things that could lead to foot problems.

 

Editor’s note: APMA’s easy to read, concise Foot Health Conditions information page is a resource to share with your patients. 

Visit https://www.nyoooz.com/features/health/4-pandemic-behaviors-that-might-be-affecting-your-feet.html/5767/ to view the full article online.

 

Shoes with good arch support are important for those 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://www.womanandhome.com/fashion/best-shoes-for-flat-feet-supportive-pairs-that-dont-compromise-on-style/ to view the full article online.

 

Shoe inserts can help to make one's current shoes more supportive.

 

Editor's note: Check out the latest list of APMA Seal-Accepted products and recommend them to your patients. 

Visit https://www.today.com/shop/best-shoe-insole-t214139 to view the full article online.

 
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Attending conferences, teaching others, and participating in clinical trials are among the ways clinicians can stay up to date.

 

Editor's note: APMA offers MANY educational resources for members such as The National, coding seminars, and free webinars,  to name a few. Are you taking full advantage of your member benefits?

Visit https://www.medicaleconomics.com/view/staying-current-in-medicine to view the full article online.

 
A majority of the health-care consumers who responded to a new survey indicated they were open to continuing to use telehealth services in the future.

Visit https://www.healthcarefinancenews.com/news/most-consumers-want-keep-telehealth-after-covid-19-pandemic to view the full article online.

 

A new study sheds more light on the extent of the administrative burden of electronic health records.

 

Editor’s Note: See APMA’s EHR Decision Guide for DPMs on APMA.org.

Visit https://www.ama-assn.org/practice-management/digital/time-unleash-power-tools-audit-physicians-ehr-burden to view the full article online.

 
Personalizing communications with patients is among the recommendations for physician practices looking to improve their patient experience.

Visit https://www.medicaleconomics.com/view/is-your-patient-experience-on-the-rocks-these-practices-might-be-to-blame- to view the full article online.

 
Remote patient monitoring has the potential to improve care for those in underserved communities with reduced access to in-person health-care visits.

Visit https://www.healthcareitnews.com/news/benefits-and-future-remote-patient-monitoring to view the full article online.

 
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