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APMA, DME Stakeholders Meet, Discuss Common Issues and Set Strategy

May 3, 2021

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APMA held its annual DME Stakeholder meeting virtually in conjunction with APMA’s Health Policy and Practice Committee meetings on April 30. APMA has been conducting these stakeholder meetings in some form since 2012.

The April 30 meeting included representatives from APMA and the following organizations:

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)
  • American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons (ACFAS)
  • American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society (AOFAS) 
  • American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA)
  • Pedorthic Footcare Association (PFA)
  • American Orthotic & Prosthetic Association (AOPA)
  • American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)
  • American Society of Hand Therapists (ASHT)

The stakeholder group representatives discussed continued advocacy related to CMS’ Same or Similar policies, APMA applications for changes to the HCPCS L3000 family of codes, AFO postpayment audits, and legislative efforts. All groups agreed to collaborate further throughout the year. APMA members can find all DME updates and news at www.apma.org/DME.  

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