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Foot Pain is Never Normal

If you are one of the millions of Americans experiencing foot pain, see a podiatrist today and get back to a healthy, mobile life.

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COVID-19: What You Need To Know

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APMA Advocacy Drives PRF Reporting Portal Reopening—May 18 Reporting Request Deadline for Reporting Period 2

APMA is very pleased to announce that the HRSA is accepting Requests to Report Late Due to Extenuating Circumstances for Reporting Period 2 through Wednesday, May 18, for PRF recipients who were unable to report during Reporting Period 2 because of extenuating circumstances. Providers must submit their request no later than 11:59 p.m. EDT. HRSA initially took this action after hearing from APMA and other member associations, whose members expressed serious concerns about the Period 1 funding they received being recouped despite good faith intents to report and the impact it would have on their practices.

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APMA Represented at CPT® Meeting

APMA was represented at this past weekend’s meeting of the AMA CPT Editorial Panel Meeting and also at the AMA Relative Value-Based Update Committee (RUC) meeting April 27–30.

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APMA, AADA, ASPS, and ASSH Support CAC Representatives in Comments to Palmetto on Draft Surgical Nail LCDs Members Only Content

Last week, APMA collaborated with AADA, ASPS, and ASSH on submission of comment letters to Palmetto Medicare Administrative Contractor (MAC) regarding draft Local Coverage Determinations related to surgical treatment of nails that were issued earlier in the year.

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APMA’s DME Stakeholders Meeting and Upcoming Health Policy and Practice and Coding Committee Meetings

On May 11, APMA held the virtual DME Stakeholders meeting. This meeting included representatives from APMA, AAOS, ACFAS, AOFAS, AOTA, PFA, AOPA, APTA, and ASHT, among others. This meeting discussed the continuous efforts of advocacy related to CMS’ Same or Similar policies, legislative efforts, and pressing topics. Members can find all DME updates and news at www.apma.org/DME.

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DME Members Only Content
May 19, 2022 | 8:00 p.m. EDT

On May 19, 2022, APMA will host the fifth installment of its Coding Basics Webinar Series, "DME." Paul Kesselman, DPM, will present.

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CARES Act Provider Relief for COVID-19

On April 10, the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) began implementing the Provider Relief fund established by Congress, a $175 billion relief fund to assist health-care providers during the pandemic. The fourth round of application for Provider Relief Funds opens on September 30, 2021, and will close on October 26, 2021. The first reporting deadline for providers who received more than $10,000 in aggregated funds from the PRF from April 10, 2020 to June 30, 2020 must report by September 30, 2021, but HHS has extended a grace period of 60 days to report.

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The APMA Podcast

The APMA Podcast serves as another platform for members to receive valuable and exclusive member-only content on a variety of topics. Each individual episode is embedded directly in the APMA website, so members can listen to each episode on the site. Or members can listen on SoundCloud when accessed through the APMA website (a SoundCloud account is required). Listen to them on the go, at a time that is convenient for you. If there is a topic you would like covered or if you have any feedback on this podcast, we want to hear it; email us at podcast@apma.org. Thanks for listening!

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