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Tips to help you manage increasing care demands in your practice include developing better time management skills and maintaining an effective website.

Visit https://www.physiciansweekly.com/tips-to-take-advantage-of-increasing-care-demands to view the full article online.


Not treating burnout as inevitable and setting priorities are among the advice for addressing physician burnout at the organizational level.


Editor’s note: Feeling burned out? Visit www.apma.org/wellbeing. Visit www.apma.org/softskills for articles about time management, leadership, and other soft skills in health-care management.

Visit https://www.ama-assn.org/practice-management/physician-health/3-ways-make-your-organization-proactive-physician-burnout to view the full article online.

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Suggested things to ask about include collateral requirements and the term of the loan.


Editor’s note: Residents, Check out APMA’s “How To Be Your Own Boss” resources, which include advice on securing your finances, a sample business plan, and much more. 

Visit https://www.medicaleconomics.com/view/8-questions-to-ask-a-lender-before-taking-out-a-loan to view the full article online.

According to a new study, a significant percentage of patients leave their appointment with a physician without a full understanding of what they've been told.

Visit https://www.fiercehealthcare.com/practices/americans-don-t-understand-provider-information-seek-help-from-internet to view the full article online.

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What Patients are Reading

Choosing footwear that handle extra stress on the feet can be important for pregnant women.


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-shoes-pregnancy-t234526 to view the full article online.

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Trying on footwear at the end of the day can help in selecting shoes and boots that fit properly.

Visit https://www.nytimes.com/wirecutter/blog/hiking-boots-buying-advice/ to view the full article online.

While bunion correctors cannot fix bunions, they can help to relieve some pain.


 Editor’s note: Point your patients to www.apma.org/bunions for more information on treatment and prevention.  

Visit https://www.wellandgood.com/bunion-correctors/ to view the full article online.

Tips for increasing patient visits include scheduling the next visit while the patient is in the office and reducing barriers to appointment scheduling.

Visit https://www.physicianspractice.com/view/top-six-ways-to-increase-patient-visits to view the full article online.

Most patients who responded to a recent survey indicated they were satisfied with their telehealth experience but still prefer in-person visits.

Visit https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2021/10/18/1044358309/patients-say-telehealth-ok-but-doctor-visits-in-person-better to view the full article online.


Getting payment posting right can help to reduce some administrative burdens and billing problems.


Editor’s note: See APMA’s resources on coding and reimbursement basics as well as balance billing at APMA.org. 

Visit https://www.medicaleconomics.com/view/the-payment-posting-process-an-important-step-in-your-practice-s-medical-billing-cycle to view the full article online.


Among the tips for boosting search results is keeping up to date on search engine optimization keywords.


Editor’s note: Check out APMA’s Practice Website Tips at APMA.org. 

Visit https://www.physicianspractice.com/view/three-easy-ways-to-boost-your-practice-s-search-rankings to view the full article online.

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