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  • The 18th Annual Joint National Podiatric Carrier Advisory Committee (CAC)-Private Insurance Advisory Committee (PIAC) meeting was held on Friday, November 2, in Baltimore.

  • CMS released the Final Rule for the Quality Payment Program for 2019, including changes to the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) in Year 3. While APMA is still reviewing the final rule, members should be aware of critical changes.

  • The 18th Annual Joint National Podiatric Carrier Advisory Committee (CAC)-Private Insurance Advisory Committee (PIAC) Representatives’ Meeting will be held this Friday, November 2, in Baltimore.

  • APMA has not let up its advocacy efforts in the weeks since we submitted formal written comments opposing the CMS E/M proposal in the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) proposed rule.

  • CMS has recently released a new MLN Matters Article (MM10984) on order requirements for certain DMEPOS, when the prescribing practitioner is also the supplier.

  • The new ICD-10 codes go into effect October 1. This year, there are a total of 473 code changes.

  • There’s just one week left before the final 90-day period of 2018. Have you begun fulfilling MIPS requirements for 2018? If you haven’t, you’ll need to begin October 1.

  • National Diabetes Education Program (NDEP) has released the update to Guiding Principles for the Care of People with or at Risk for Diabetes. This resource provides a set of 10 clinically useful principles highlighting areas of agreement in diabetes care and prevention. APMA has signed on as one of the 20 professional organizations and federal agencies supporting the use of Guiding Principles.

  • CMS has posted the following new MIPS resources in its Quality Payment Program (QPP) Resource Library.

  • APMA submitted its formal comments to CMS on September 10 in response to CMS' proposed rule for the 2019 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule. We are incredibly proud of our members’ efforts to let CMS know its proposals related to separate E/M coding for DPMs are unacceptable.

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