The APMA Educational Foundation is proud to announce this year’s student scholarship recipients. A total of $267,000 was awarded to 160 third- and fourth-year students from the nine colleges of podiatric medicine.
APMA President Jeffrey DeSantis, DPM, submitted written testimony to the Massachusetts Legislature’s Joint Committee on Public Health in support of legislation (HR 2270/S 1510) to modernize the Massachusetts scope of practice for podiatrists to include the foot, ankle, and lower leg.
Over the past 16 years, APMA and the profession have made great strides toward parity. APMA has hired cognitive psychologist and consultant Lynn Curry, PhD, to collect our stakeholders' diverse perspectives on physician parity in a report before the end of the year. APMA will then formulate a responsive plan to resume pursuit of physician parity. Updates on this effort will continue.
Most affected clinicians will see a modest increase in their quality performance category score and MIPS final score. CMS has extended the targeted review deadline to November 29.
The Biden administration released regulations last week outlining how the No Surprises Act’s independent dispute resolution (IDR) process will work to resolve billing disputes between providers and insurers.
Many changes are relevant to podiatry. Register now for APMA's upcoming webinar on these changes.
Given the accounting PRF reporting requires, we strongly recommend providers required to report work with a financial advisor to ensure everything accuracy.
For those who are reporting or plan to report MIPS Improvement Activities (IA) and/or Promoting Interoperability (PI) measures, the final continuous 90-day performance period of 2021 starts October 3.
This popular event will take place on Saturday, December 4, and will feature another deep dive into foot and ankle coding with experts Jeffrey Lehrman, DPM, and David Freedman, DPM.
APMA focused its comments specifically on beneficiaries with larger wounds and ulcers and assignment of the skin substitute application codes for larger wounds to specific APC groups due to cost issues.
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 APMA Communications and Marketing Director Peggy S. Tresky, MA, (phone 301-581-9200) for questions or interview requests.
Foot and ankle physicians and surgeons witness parallel public health crisis as pandemic continues
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.
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