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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.
In a letter addressed to President Joe Biden, APMA urged the president and his administration to take several significant regulatory and administrative actions to lessen paperwork burdens, promote ready access to foot and ankle care, and reduce long-standing health disparities.
APMA recommendations fell into three priority areas:
Prevent and treat complications from diabetes including reducing burdens related to the furnishing care under the Medicare Therapeutic Shoes Program for Persons with Diabetes, and piloting a demonstration to test coverage and payment for a comprehensive diabetic lower extremity evaluation/examination
Provide funding to physician practices for expenses related to COVID-19 and reimburse physicians for personal protective equipment and other office expenses incurred as a result of the public health emergency
Ensure patient access to medically necessary DMEPOS by directing CMS to implement important policy and operational challenges related to the Medicare “same or similar” policy for replacement DMEPOS items.
APMA also reminded the administration that doctors of podiatric medicine are physicians and surgeons and are the nation’s premier foot and ankle providers.
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