CPME is aware of the recent announcements by the American Board of Podiatric Medicine to offer a Certificate of Added Qualification (CAQ) in podiatric surgery. CPME does not recognize or approve any CAQs within its current policies and procedures for board recognition. CAQs are not equivalent to certification, and they cannot lead to certification in any specific content area.
Last week, APMA submitted its proposal to the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health’s (OASH) request for Comprehensive Diabetic Lower Extremity Exam (CDLEE) service, which would help with prevention of diabetes-related lower extremity complications.
APMA is pleased to announce the opening of the APMA/TDI Public Health Fellowship application process for the 2023–2024 academic year. Applications will be accepted through September 23.
The fifth annual Podiatry School Student Quiz Bowl took place Saturday afternoon at The National in Orlando, FL. Nine exceptional fourth-year students, one from each of the accredited colleges of podiatric medicine and surgery, competed for bragging rights (and a cash prize and trophy) for themselves and their school. And the winner is ... Jonathan Westerveld of Kent State University College of Podiatric Medicine!
Furthering APMA’s ongoing commitment to student recruitment and to creating a sustainable pool of podiatric medical student applicants, APMA staff and member volunteers will host a Step into Podiatry career event Friday at The National. The four-hour student recruitment event will feature Q&A sessions with practicing podiatrists and podiatric medical students, meetings with the colleges of podiatric medicine, as well as a tour of the exhibit hall. The event ends with a hands-on cadaveric suture workshop.
According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 9.7 million people misused prescription pain relievers in 2019. With an opioid crisis still looming large, appropriate postoperative pain management is an important consideration for every podiatric surgeon.
In a new addition to The National, this year APMA is partnering with the American Board of Podiatric Medicine (ABPM) to present an Educators’ Forum. The two-part forum spans four hours Friday afternoon and is perfect for residency directors and anyone involved in postgraduate training. The goal: to modernize the educational experience for podiatric residents.
The National’s Surgical Blitz sessions are back by popular demand! This year, two sessions, one Friday morning and one Saturday morning, explore Forefoot and Soft Tissue procedures and Rearfoot surgery. The National Today spoke with Dyane Tower, DPM, MPH, MS, senior medical director and director of Clinical Affairs at APMA and one of the track leaders, to learn more about what attendees can expect from these rapid-fire sessions.
The five-year mortality rate for critical limb ischemia (CLI) is higher than for many types of cancers.1 With diabetes and chronic kidney disease on the rise, CLI is also on the rise, and many patients are presenting with more severe disease than in years past, making it more important than ever for podiatric physicians to develop a close working relationship with their colleagues in interventional radiology.
“The Quadruple Aim has been described as improving population health, improving the patient experience of care, decreasing the cost of care, and improving the care team experience and well-being (1). I would assert that these are not aspirational goals, but interconnected imperatives for the future of health care.” - Mike DeGere, DPM, MBA
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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