The APMA Registry is now ready to accept 2018 MIPS reporting data. If you have not used the registry before, get started at the APMA Registry Sign Up Portal. The registry is free to use and allows all APMA members to complete their ACI and CPIA attestations for the MIPS 2018 reporting year.
The low-volume threshold for MIPS participation changed for the 2018 reporting period. CMS released a MIPS Participation Lookup Tool on April 6 that allows you to easily check your 2018 eligibility.
Palmetto GBA, the Medicare Administrative Contractor for Jurisdictions J and M, issued a notice that the “routine foot care service edit, based on the Routine Foot Care Local Coverage Determination (LCD), L37643, has been editing incorrectly and only allowing one CPT/HPCPS code identified in the LCD per patient, per claim.”
The South Carolina Podiatric Medical Association (SCPMA) scored a major victory on April 4 when its legislation to expand the scope of practice within the state to include the ankle (H 3622) received a second reading in the state House of Representatives. During the second reading, it was voted forward by a vote of 71–42.
APMA members should be alert to CMS rolling out its new Medicare card program. Patients began receiving these cards with the new Medicare Beneficiary Identifier (MBI) on April 1.
APMA congratulates the Wisconsin Podiatric Medical Association (WPMA) on its recent legislative success.
As Congress works to avert a government shutdown, APMA continues its efforts to move its legislation forward.
APMA is very pleased to announce that after much advocacy by APMA and the American Orthotic and Prosthetic Association (AOPA), diabetic shoe inserts fabricated using scanning devices will be reimbursed the same as those inserts made over a positive model of the patient’s foot, effective April 1, using a temporary HCPCS code, K0903.
Many awards were presented at the APMA House of Delegates meeting in Washington, DC.
On Sunday, March 18, Dennis R. Frisch, DPM, was installed as president of APMA by Ross A. Taubman, DPM. Dr. Frisch addressed the house, outlining APMA’s accomplishments and his goals for the coming year. He promised to devote his energy toward moving forward together as well as the importance of APMA membership.
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.
Association advocates these principles in any legislation to reform America’s health-care system
For people with diabetes, a daily foot exam can make a difference in preventing amputation
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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