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Active listening and being present are among skills that can help one be a better communicator.

Visit https://www.medicaleconomics.com/view/how-to-become-a-better-communicator-and-negotiator-in-2022 to view the full article online.

 

Job gains in health-care improved dramatically from January to February, according to new government data, with physician offices adding more than 15,000 jobs.

 

Editor’s note: APMA is here for you at every stage of your career. Members have exclusive access to the APMA Career Center and all APMA’s practice management and reimbursement resources

Visit https://www.fiercehealthcare.com/providers/healthcare-sector-adds-63500-jobs-february-still-lags-pre-pandemic-employment to view the full article online.

 
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Results from a new survey of medical practices indicate continued frustration with prior authorization requirements.

Visit https://www.healthcaredive.com/news/medical-groups-prior-authorization-burdens-pandemic/619980/ to view the full article online.

 

It's important to explore one's options when reviewing types of malpractice insurance.

 

Editor’s note: APMA provides Medical Liability/Malpractice Reform resources for members. 

Visit https://www.physiciansweekly.com/a-comprehensive-malpractice-insurance-plan-can-protect-physicians to view the full article online.

 
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What Patients are Reading

Good arch support is a key feature to look for in shoes 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.today.com/shop/best-shoes-flat-feet-t246896 to view the full article online.

 

Seeing a podiatrist is an important part of foot care for those with diabetes.

 

Editor's note: Share APMA's diabetes educational materials with your patients.

Visit https://www.mayoclinichealthsystem.org/hometown-health/speaking-of-health/diabetes-put-your-best-foot-forward to view the full article online.

 
Selecting the right shoes for one's specific issues can help in reducing knee pain.

Visit https://footwearnews.com/feature/best-shoes-knee-pain-1203250354/ to view the full article online.

 
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A study focusing on physicians in Maryland found that male physicians were paid much more than female physicians across specialties.

Visit https://www.healthleadersmedia.com/clinical-care/maryland-physician-compensation-survey-finds-gaping-gender-pay-gap to view the full article online.

 
More than 70 health-care organizations have asked the federal Drug Enforcement Administration and the Department of Health and Human Services to make permanent a waiver that allows physicians to prescribe controlled substances without an in-person visit.

Visit https://www.healthcarefinancenews.com/news/healthcare-groups-urge-dea-allow-physicians-prescribe-controlled-substances-through-telehealth to view the full article online.

 
More training and education for both patients and health-care workers are important for the continued growth of telehealth services.

Visit https://www.medicaleconomics.com/view/5-steps-to-make-telehealth-work-for-physicians-and-patients to view the full article online.

 
Technology that can ease workloads can have a positive impact on staff retention.

Visit https://www.physicianspractice.com/view/technology-is-crucial-for-staff-retention to view the full article online.

 
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