APMA staff and members from the Massachusetts Podiatric Medical Society (MPMS) recently attended the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL), August 6–9 in Boston. NCSL is a bipartisan organization that serves the legislators and staffs of the nation's 50 states, commonwealths, and territories.
On August 10, the DME Medicare Administrative Contractors (DME MACs) updated its previous guidance on Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS) A5513. The latest joint bulletin from the DME MACs clarified that the A5513 insoles must be made from a direct molding of patient’s foot or a model of the patient’s foot.
Clinicians can now submit quality payment program hardship exception applications. The Quality Payment Program Hardship Exception Application for the 2017 transition year is now available on the Quality Payment Program website.
As APMA wraps up its own career awareness campaign, #OperateLikeAGirl, we’d like to introduce you to a new social media effort spearheaded by the American Association of Colleges of Podiatric Medicine (AACPM). The #IChosePodiatry campaign is a great way to feature members and the profession as a positive choice for prospective students. Check out AACPM’s Instagram account to see how it works (and see who has already participated!).
In an ongoing effort to encourage members to engage in public health initiatives, APMA invites you to start planning how you will participate in two exciting events: the American Public Health Association's (APHA) Get Ready Day on September 19; and Falls Prevention Awareness Day on September 22.
Representatives from APMA met with representatives from CMS’ Center for Program Integrity (CPI) on August 2 to discuss APMA’s position on Proposed Rule CMS-6012-P.
The DME Medicare Administrative Contractors (MACs) and the Pricing, Data Analysis and Coding (PDAC) contractor have posted a recent update on the Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS) A5513, which, arguably, appears to be in conflict with current practice and guidance.