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Clearly defining the requirements of the position is an important first step in the hiring process.


Editor's note: Visit www.apma.org/softskills for more news about leadership, empathy, and other soft skills in health-care management.

Visit https://www.medicaleconomics.com/view/six-steps-to-hiring-great-practice-staff to view the full article online.


Burnout among health-care workers can have an effect on patient care.


Editor's note: APMA provides physician wellbeing resources for you at www.apma.org/wellbeing

Visit https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2021/10/02/1039312524/health-workers-know-what-good-care-is-pandemic-burnout-is-getting-in-the-way to view the full article online.

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A majority of physicians who responded to a recent survey indicated that they thought patients would have difficulty understanding their medical records.

Visit https://www.beckershospitalreview.com/ehrs/90-of-clinicians-say-patients-would-be-offended-to-see-what-s-in-their-medical-records.html to view the full article online.

Keeping oneself calm and stepping in immediately can help to defuse a stressful situation.

Visit https://www.ama-assn.org/practice-management/physician-health/tensions-boiling-over-how-calm-stressed-health-care-colleagues to view the full article online.

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What Patients are Reading
Clipping toenails straight across and wearing good-fitting shoes are among the tips for avoiding ingrown toenails.

Visit https://www.health.com/mind-body/ingrown-toenail to view the full article online.

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Outsoles with good traction are an important key in shoes to be worn in icy conditions.

Visit https://www.wellandgood.com/best-shoes-for-walking-on-ice/ to view the full article online.

Shoes designed to stabilize the foot can be a good choice for those dealing with bunions.

Visit https://footwearnews.com/feature/best-shoes-for-bunions-1203187421/ to view the full article online.

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The director of the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation indicated an interest in focusing on the total cost of care in future payment models.


Editor’s note: Learn more about these topics in APMA’s practice management and reimbursement resources

Visit https://www.fiercehealthcare.com/payer/cmmi-director-hints-at-shift-away-from-payment-models-for-every-episode-care-specialties to view the full article online.


Results of a new poll reveal a high degree of turnover in health-care employment during the pandemic.


Editor’s note: Make your next professional change with the help of the APMA Career Center

Visit https://www.beckershospitalreview.com/workforce/18-of-healthcare-workers-have-quit-jobs-during-pandemic-morning-consult.html to view the full article online.


A new survey found that patient satisfaction with telehealth declined at the same time the number of patients using it increased.


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.healthcaredive.com/news/JD-power-telehealth-consumer-satisfaction-declines-2021/607468/ to view the full article online.

Recommended reports to examine regularly include credit balances and profit and loss statements.

Visit https://www.physicianspractice.com/view/five-financial-reports-you-need-to-see-monthly to view the full article online.

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