APMA submitted comments to CMS in response to CMS’ interim final rule on flexibilities for physicians and other providers during the public health emergency (PHE). APMA thanked CMS for finalizing provisions APMA requested previously, including:
APMA took the opportunity to inform CMS of the vital services podiatrists are delivering remotely to their patients using telehealth, virtual check-in, telephone E/M, and online digital E/M. APMA urged CMS to continue access to these services with appropriate reimbursement even after the current emergency abates.
While APMA thanked CMS for continued waivers and flexibilties, we also requested additional relief to alleviate costs associated with regulatory burdens from the Appropriate Use Criteria program and MIPS reporting requirements.
Learn more about APMA’s COVID-19-related advocacy initiatives on APMA’s COVID-19 resource page.