CMS will require all claims submitted on or after January 1, 2020, to use the Medicare Beneficiary Identifier (MBI), even for services provided before January 1, 2020. With a few exceptions, Medicare will reject claims submitted with Health Insurance Claim Numbers (HICNs) and all eligibility transactions you submit with HICNs.Read More
Beginning January 1, 2020, anyone ordering advanced diagnostic imaging (MRI, CT, or nuclear studies) for a Medicare Part B outpatient must first consult Appropriate Use Criteria (AUC) using a Clinical Decision Support Mechanism (CDSM).Read More
The APMA Center for Professional Advocacy (CPA) is delighted to announce that 10 state components will receive an Innovation Grant in 2020. These grants are designed to help state components with their scope-of-practice and physician definition advocacy efforts and their efforts to educate and build relationships with MD/DOs, policymakers, and payers.Read More
APMA submitted on comments last week to CMS in response to its Request for Information on the Future of Program Integrity.Read More
CPT Changes for the New Year That You Need to Know
January 9, 2020 | 8:00 p.m. EST
On January 9, 2020, APMA will host "CPT Changes for the New Year That You Need to Know." Jeffrey Lehrman, DPM, and David Freedman, DPM, will present.
The Call for Oral/Poster Abstracts for the APMA 2020 Annual Scientific Meeting (The National) will open on January 6. Make plans now to submit your research and be a part of the must-attend meeting for every podiatrist.
To strengthen and improve the podiatric industry, APMA offers a Buyers’ Guide to its members. This buyers’ guide is the fastest way to locate the products and services in the podiatric industry. Browse more than 148 categories organized into eight super categories for services such as athletic footwear, casting, dressings, and more to help make you more efficient and effective.
APMA CEO and Executive Director James R. Christina, DPM, provides a brief update for APMA members on this week's most important topics.