CMS released its 2020 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) Proposed Rule on July 29. In response, APMA submitted initial comments on September 9, and signed on to the Surgical Coalition's joint letter submitted on August 15.
In support of a recommendation from the APMA Board of Trustees and CPME, the 2019 APMA House of Delegates approved a resolution directing APMA to convene a Blue Ribbon Panel to review and study the history, traditions, and current circumstances associated with the recognition of special areas of practice and recognition of certifying boards.
Be sure to read CMS' 2020 Quality Payment Program Proposed Rule Overview Fact Sheet and register for APMA's webinar, tonight, August 20, at 8 p.m. EDT: "Proposed Changes for MIPS: Year 4 (2020 Performance Year)." Jeffrey Lehrman, DPM, will present and discuss how the MPFS proposed rule may affect the 2020 performance year.
CMS opened the hardship exception application for MIPS-eligible clinicians for the 2019 performance year last week. Your practice is eligible for an exception if you meet any of the following specified reasons.
Component leaders representing nearly 30 states discussed recent successes and shared useful strategies with each other this past weekend at the APMA Center for Professional Advocacy’s biennial State Advocacy Forum, held this year in Milwaukee.
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APMA talked to legislators about the need for states to pass laws commensurate with the education, training, and experience of podiatrists, especially in states that limit the practice of podiatric medicine to the foot. APMA also discussed the value of podiatric medicine and the cost-savings podiatrists provide to state health-care financing systems, and more.
APMA state component leaders are coming together this week for the biennial State Advocacy Forum, August 16–17 in Milwaukee.
CMS released the CY 2020 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) proposed rule this week, which also includes provisions related to the fourth year of the Quality Payment Program (QPP). APMA is carefully evaluating the proposed rule's impact on members. We will provide feedback via comments to CMS to ensure podiatrists' interests are represented.
In accordance with CPME procedures, interested individuals or institutions are invited to submit third-party comments with respect to the compliance of the New York College of Podiatric Medicine with the standards and requirements of the council.
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 PR Specialist Kevin Hess (phone 301-581-9221) for questions or interview requests.
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.
Today’s Podiatrist is your highly trained foot and ankle surgical expert.
An annual exam can help prevent serious complications of diabetes.
The American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA) applauds the approval of critically important legislation to support America’s veterans. S 2372, the John S. McCain III, Daniel K. Akaka, and Samuel R. Johnson VA Maintaining Internal Systems and Strengthening Integrated Outside Networks Act of 2018, or VA MISSION Act, passed the Senate today and will now to go President Donald J. Trump for his signature.
The American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA) applauds the approval of critically important legislation to support America’s veterans. S 2372, the John S. McCain III, Daniel K. Akaka, and Samuel R. Johnson VA Maintaining Internal Systems and Strengthening Integrated Outside Networks Act of 2018, or VA MISSION Act, passed the House of Representatives May 16 and will head to the Senate for consideration next week.
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