Following advocacy by APMA and many others, Novitas, First Coast, and CGS Part B MACs announced on September 28 that their previously finalized new skin substitute policies “will not become effective on October 1.”
APMA is excited to announce that there will be a Fall Virtual Coding Seminar. This virtual course will be held on the APMA Online Learning Center on December 2, 10 a.m.–3 p.m. ET.
Please use the APMA’s eAdvocacy website and send our pre-written message about this issue to your legislators to raise their awareness and request support for passage of corrected language in the MATE Act.
Providers must use the new code set for services provided on or after October 1. Register now for APMA's December 14 webinar covering podiatry-relevant coding changes. APMA Coding Resource Center (CRC) subscribers can view a full list of podiatry-relevant changes now on the CRC home page.
If you participated in the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) in 2022, you can review your performance feedback, including your MIPS final score and payment adjustment factor(s), on the Quality Payment Program website.
The AMA is undertaking a new national study, supported by 173 health-care organizations, to collect representative data on physician practice expenses. APMA, through our participation in the RUC, is also participating in the survey.
APMA has created a new webinar series titled Coding Refreshers. This series currently has six coding topics the viewer may already have encountered but now has the opportunity to review.
It is Falls Prevention Awareness Week! Join APMA in its efforts to increase awareness surrounding falls, the importance of falls prevention, and the role doctors of podiatric medicine play in this important public health effort.
MACs state that the delay to the effective date is due to a large system update.
APMA submitted comments in response to CMS’ Medicare and Medicaid Programs: CY 2024 Payment Policies under the Physician Fee Schedule and Other Changes to Part B Payment, etc., on September 11.
APMA welcomes inquiries from the media! The Media Room provides journalists with information on podiatric medicine, educational campaigns, and national surveys related to podiatry and foot health. More information and fact sheets can also be found in our Patients & the Public section.
Please reach out to APMA Communications and Marketing Director Peggy S. Tresky, MA, (phone 301-581-9200) for questions or interview requests.
Foot and ankle physicians and surgeons witness parallel public health crisis as pandemic continues
APMA is partnering with NextGen Healthcare, Inc., and Darena Solutions to provide expanded options for MIPS reporting and data analytics to podiatrists. The partnership enables the exchange of crucial patient data, simplifies MIPS reporting, and provides APMA with data to advocate on behalf of members.
After the passage of the VA Provider Equity Act in the 115th Congress resolved podiatrist-access issues in the Veterans Health Administration, APMA is hopeful Congress will take long overdue action to address these issues for Medicaid patients.
David G. Edwards, DPM, of Logan, UT, was installed as president of the American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA) during the organization’s 99th House of Delegates meeting in March.
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