The 19th Annual CAC-PIAC Meeting took place on Friday, November 15, in Alexandria, VA. The one-day event featured key industry speakers and provided attendees the opportunity to learn from each other while discussing local concerns. Check out a summary from APMA President David G. Edwards, DPM
APMA submitted comments to Wisconsin Physicians’ Services (WPS) on November 8 in response to its proposed Draft Wound Care Local Coverage Determination (LCD) DL37228. This draft LCD, as written, would continue to not provide coverage for debridement of Stage II pressure ulcers or chronic diabetic foot ulcers, unless neuropathy and/or neuroischemia were present, and chronic non-pressure ulcers with tissue severity of "Limited to Breakdown of Skin."
In support of a recommendation from the APMA Board of Trustees and Council on Podiatric Medical Education, the 2019 APMA House of Delegates approved a resolution calling for 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.
If you are a member practicing in Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Missouri, or Nebraska, be on the lookout for an action alert from your state component!
Be sure to sign up for the APMA Registry/APMA MIPS app by December 13 if you plan to report for the 2019 MIPS performance year. Not registered yet? Visit www.apma.org/mipsapp now to learn how to sign up for an APMA Registry account.
APMA’s Center for Professional Advocacy (CPA) and the Maryland Podiatric Medical Association (MPMA) hosted Maryland Delegate Ariana Kelly (District 16) at APMA headquarters on October 10 to discuss important issues affecting the podiatric medical profession that are before her subcommittee.
Dozens of young physicians came to Nashville, TN, last weekend for leadership training and networking at the 2019 Young Physicians’ Institute (YPI).
APMA submitted three formal comment letters to CMS on September 27 in response to its CY 2020 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS), Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS), and the End-Stage Renal Disease/Durable Medical Equipment, Orthotics, Prosthetics, and Supplies (ESRD/DMEPOS) Proposed Rules.
The new ICD-10 code set takes effect October 1, with 273 additions, 21 deletions, and 30 revisions. APMA has lists and a coding webinar to help members with this transition.
APMA submitted comments to CMS on September 13 in response to its proposed changes to the Medicaid program.
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.
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.
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.
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