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Two new reports show an improving financial outlook for physician practices as well as hospitals.

Visit https://www.medicaleconomics.com/view/physicians-and-hospitals-saw-improving-revenue-in-march to view the full article online.

 

Opinions remain split regarding the effect of mergers and acquisitions on the cost and quality of patient care.

 

Editor’s note: Take charge of your career with the APMA Career Center and APMA’s practice management and reimbursement resources. 

Visit https://revcycleintelligence.com/features/how-healthcare-mergers-acquisitions-impact-practice-management to view the full article online.

 
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A number of factors are important to consider when negotiating a non-compete agreement.

 

Editor’s note: Take APMA’s important practice survey by May 31; survey results could help you negotiate contracts for yourself or your staff.

Visit https://www.physiciansweekly.com/understanding-and-managing-a-non-compete-covenant/ to view the full article online.

 
Female physicians were much more likely than male physicians to experience mistreatment, according to new research.

Visit https://www.medicaleconomics.com/view/almost-a-quarter-of-physicians-report-workplace-mistreatment to view the full article online.

 
An internet-based coaching program showed positive results in reducing burnout among female physicians, according to a new study.

Visit https://www.medicaleconomics.com/view/life-coaching-program-helps-female-physicians-avoid-burnout to view the full article online.

 
A new report from the Leapfrog Group suggests that patient safety and satisfaction dipped at hospitals during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Visit https://www.healthcaredive.com/news/leapfrog-group-hospital-safety-grades-fall-2022/623494/ to view the full article online.

 
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Neglecting to address foot pain when it arises can lead to serious problems.

 

Editor’s note: Share APMA’s foot health information pages on common foot conditions and treatments with your patients.  

Visit https://www.aarp.org/health/conditions-treatments/info-2022/foot-pain-causes/ to view the full article online.

 

Having one's feet measured regularly can help in finding shoes that fit just right.

 

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

Visit https://www.womenshealthmag.com/life/g39877586/best-shoes-for-standing/ to view the full article online.

 
Overuse injuries have become common as people resume outdoor activities.

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The expansion of telehealth coverage during the pandemic led to benefits in access to care for patients in disadvantaged areas, according to a new study.

Visit https://www.healthcarefinancenews.com/news/cms-telehealth-expansion-benefits-disadvantaged-neighborhoods-health-affairs-finds to view the full article online.

 
Simplicity and convenience are among the potential benefits of providing virtual care.

Visit https://www.physicianspractice.com/view/6-benefits-of-virtual-care to view the full article online.

 
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