Dr. Pickard urged the departments to implement regulations that comply with congressional intent and prohibit health plans from discriminating against providers acting within the scope of their licensure.
This week, APMA and other organizations signed onto a letter to HHS from the Patient Access to Responsible Care Alliance (PARCA), voicing concerns with the regulations implementing the No Surprises Act requirement to provide Good Faith Estimates (GFE) to uninsured or self-pay patients.
APMA hired Lynn Curry, PhD, owner and chief consultant with CurryCorp, in the fall of 2021 to collect member stakeholders' perspectives on achieving physician parity. Dr. Curry's findings on the issue of parity are available, along with our response.
The letter provides several recommendations we believe address these concerns and can easily be implemented by CMS and MACs.
APMA is aware its members have experienced issues in registering or renewing access to their Durable Medical Equipment (DME) Medicare Administrative Contractor (MAC) web portals due to changes that the CGS DME MAC (DME Jurisdictions B and C) has recently implemented. APMA recommends that members become familiar with the resources that their DME MACs provide and sign up for available DME MAC email distribution lists and webinars.
Recently, APMA members have asked about the rules around billing for non-covered services under Medicare Advantage. To help members understand CMS rules and comply, APMA has drafted guidance and posted a brief video.
Learn about this recently implemented law and attend a webinar on January 11.
APMA has again partnered with the Medical Group Management Association (MGMA) to encourage our members to participate in MGMA’s 2022 Provider Compensation and Production Survey.
Many changes are relevant to podiatry. Register now for APMA's upcoming webinar on these changes.
Medicare Contractors Novitas and First Coast Services released identical policies which take effect January 30, 2022.
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.
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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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