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2017

October

  • October 16, 2017

    The 17th Annual Joint National CAC-PIAC Representatives' Meeting will take place November 10–11 in Baltimore. If you have insurance or reimbursement concerns you would like to be discussed during the meeting, contact the Health Policy and Practice department. All state component executive directors are invited to attend.

  • October 16, 2017

    Young physicians from across the country came together for leadership training and networking this past weekend at the 2017 Young Physicians’ Institute at PICA headquarters in Franklin, TN.

  • October 16, 2017

    Register today for APMA’s upcoming webinar, “Special CEO Briefing: Young Physician Advocacy,” hosted by APMA CEO and Executive Director James R. Christina, DPM, on December 5 at 1 p.m. ET! All young physician members are invited and encouraged to attend.

  • Des Moines University Scholarship Recipients Send Gratitude
    October 11, 2017

    APMA Educational Foundation Scholarship recipients thank the APMA Educational Foundation for investing in their education.

  • October 5, 2017

    CMS is announcing the results of the first Qualifying APM Participant (QP) determinations based on eligible clinician participation in the 2017 Advanced Alternative Payment Models (APMs). APMA encourages members to use the new interactive look-up tool where many 2017 Advanced APM participants can look up their QP status based on calculations from claims with dates of service between January 1, 2017, and March 31, 2017, for the first QP snapshot.

  • October 2, 2017

    Effective as of October 1, there are more than 750 changes to ICD-10 made by CMS. Specifically for foot and ankle specialists, the changes break down as follows:

  • October 2, 2017

    APMA has a new professional purchase program for members: Wool Fresh is offering an 80-percent discount on all products available on the Wool Fresh website: www.woolfresh.com.

September

  • APMA Defeats Proposed Orthotics and Prosthetics Rule
    September 28, 2017

    APMA celebrated a major advocacy victory this week when CMS withdrew proposed rule CMS-6012-P, which would have required previously exempted, qualified practitioners including podiatrists to obtain additional certification and licensing to furnish and fabricate orthotics and prosthetics.

  • September 26, 2017

    Effective October 1 are 750 changes to ICD-10 made by CMS.

  • September 22, 2017

    APMA encourages members to use our Opioid Use and Abuse Prevention resource page, which includes a drug abuse screening test, CDC guidelines for prescribing, a state reference manual and more. The special publication and our resources support APMA’s resolutions.

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