APMA has the resources you need to help you through every step of your career. With detailed information about MIPS and recent coding trends along with compliance guidelines and practice marketing materials, APMA has you covered whether you are just getting started in practice, preparing for retirement, or anywhere in between.
Today's podiatrist has the necessary education and training to treat all conditions of the foot and ankle and plays a key role in a keeping America healthy and mobile while helping combat diabetes and other chronic diseases.
Your feet are excellent barometers for your overall health. Healthy feet keep you moving and active. They are quite literally your foundation. In this section, learn more about APMA Seal-approved and accepted products, proper foot care, common foot and ankle conditions, and how your podiatrist can help keep you and your feet healthy.
APMA is the only organization lobbying for podiatrists and their patients on Capitol Hill. As the voice of podiatric medicine to your legislators and regulators, APMA is active on a variety of critical issues affecting podiatry and the entire health-care system.
The reporting period for the 2017 MIPS performance period is currently in progress. Members should be aware of the following deadlines to ensure they don’t receive a negative adjustment on their Medicare payments in 2019:
March 1, 2018—If you are reporting quality measures via claims, March 1 is the last day to submit quality measures for patients seen by December 31, 2017, for the claim to count toward the 2017 performance year.
March 24, 2018—If you are attesting for the Advancing Care Information (ACI) and Clinical Practice Improvement Activities (CPIA) via the APMA Registry, the last day to attest is March 24, 2018. The APMA Registry will be open by the end of next week for members who are registered to begin reporting.
March 31, 2018—If you are reporting any of or all of your performance measures via a registry other than APMA, March 31 is the last day to report per CMS regulation. However, members should still verify any internal deadlines that their chosen registry may have set for attestation.
Medicare EHR Incentive Program 2018 Payment Adjustments
Members may now be receiving notices from CMS that they did not successfully demonstrate meaningful use of EHR technology for the 2016 performance period. Clinicians who failed to successfully demonstrate will receive a 3-percent negative payment adjustment for 2018 Medicare Part B payments. If you have received this notice and believe it to be in error, you are strongly encouraged to complete CMS’ CY 2018 Payment Adjustment Reconsideration Form no later than February 19. Please note: The application PDF includes an old deadline of January 31. CMS has extended this deadline to February 19 and notes this extension on the webpage where the form is housed.
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