APMA is offering a special advocacy opportunity designed specifically for young physicians: the CEO Briefing. Space is limited, so you’re encouraged to register early.
APMA has been advocating to CMS for the revision of recently issued NCCI guidance, as it relates to the -59 modifier and coding for CPT 11055 and 11720.
The performance period for MIPS in 2018 started on January 1. The 2018 performance period for eligible clinicians (those who see more than 200 Medicare Part B patients a year and have more than $90,000 in Medicare Part B allowable charges) is as follows: 12 months for the Cost and Quality performance categories; and 90 days for the ACI and CPIA performance categories.
If you registered to use the APMA Registry for the 2017 performance year, you will receive instructions regarding login and use of the registry shortly. We continue to process business associate/data use agreements and will let you know if we need further information from you. You have until March 24, 2018, to use the APMA Registry to attest to CPIA and ACI measures.
All resolutions for consideration at the 2018 House of Delegates (HOD) meeting this March must be submitted to APMA Executive Director and CEO James R. Christina, DPM, by January 18. Resolutions Preparation Guidelines are available on the HOD page.
Happy New Year! APMA would like to share with you some of the highlights of 2017 and how we delivered on our commitment to members. Read on for some of your association’s most significant accomplishments on your behalf.
Every six years, the Council on Podiatric Medical Education (CPME) conducts a comprehensive review of its standards, requirements, and procedures associated with its evaluation activities. In order to facilitate these reviews, ad hoc educational policies, standards, requirements, and procedures committees are appointed.
Effective January 1, 2018, Medicare claims for X-rays taken using computed radiography/cassette-based imaging must include modifier “FY” and a 7-percent reduction in reimbursement will be applied to the technical component (and the technical component of the global fee) from 2018–22, and the reduction will increase to 10 percent in 2023. For purposes of this provision, computed radiography (CR) is defined as “Cassette-based imaging utilizing an imaging plate to create the image involved.”
As a reminder, the 2017 MIPS Performance Period ends on December 31, 2017. If you have not yet done anything for MIPS in 2017, do not worry. You can still easily avoid a penalty in 2019.
APMA and AOPA submitted a joint letter on December 5 to CMS expressing concern regarding the proposed changes to the DMEPOS Quality Standards, specifically on the changes that address custom fabricated shoe inserts for diabetic patients.
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 the media contact at right for questions or interview requests.
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James R. Christina, DPM, will assume the office of APMA executive director and CEO on October 24 at the fall meeting of the APMA Board of Trustees.
The American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA) today announced it has been selected for the second year in a row as one of The Washington Post’s Top Workplaces.
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