APMA stands in solidarity with our Black members, leaders, and patients. We want them to know that Black lives do matter. Recent discussions have resulted in new ideas about how to advance APMA’s commitment to ending health-care disparities and how to promote inclusivity and diversity. Among these ideas are several that APMA plans to pursue in the coming months.Read More
APMA extends its congratulations to the Georgia Podiatric Medical Association (GPMA) on its legislative victory to modernize the state scope-of-practice law. Georgia House Bill 932 allows podiatrists to form professional corporations with MDs and DOs and removes antiquated language.Read More
CMS announced on June 24 that any clinician "significantly impacted" by the COVID-19 public health emergency may submit an Extreme and Uncontrollable Circumstances Application to reweight any or all MIPS performance categories for the 2020 PY if they choose.Read More
Following an initiative led by Maryland and DC region CAC Representative David Freedman, DPM, Novitas has updated its procedure file to allow payment to all podiatrists for three codes for which it previously denied payment.Read More
As you reopen your practice, increase your patient load, or get back into the operating room, you are going to want to protect yourself, your personnel, and non-COVID-19 patients accessing health care from infection. Considering that patients who are asymptomatic may still be COVID-19 infectious, it should be assumed that all patients can transmit disease. You must balance the need to provide necessary services while minimizing risk to patients and health-care personnel.
The APMA Online CECH Summer Series will provide attendees with up to 25 CECH over two weekends of virtual learning and cover the full spectrum of podiatric surgery and medicine, August 8-9 and 15-16.
As the nation grapples with the health and economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the federal government and states are providing financial assistance to small businesses impacted by the disease and the efforts to stop the spread.