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 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.
Over the past year, APMA’s advocacy efforts have resulted in positive changes that affect members like you every day. Take a minute to review our most notable health policy advocacy successes of 2022:
Addressing LCD/LCA process. APMA submitted a sign-on letter of concerns to CMS that included 18 medical societies expressing our collective concerns on how Medicare Administrative Contractors (MACs) are implementing changes to the CAC process with respect to how Local Coverage Determinates (LCDs) and Local Coverage Articles (LCAs) are being developed and reviewed. LEARN MORE
CAC engagement. APMA held a call with CMS to address cross-agency issues including:
Lack of notice/commenting regarding articles
Proper nomenclature and placement issues for articles, performance metrics and additional accountability for MACs
Need for an ombudsman to coordinate issues LEARN MORE
2023 Innovation Grants. The APMA Center for Professional Advocacy awarded 2023 Innovation Grants to 10 states to help with their advocacy initiatives for the upcoming calendar year. LEARN MORE
State Advocacy Forum. This year’s forum was hosted virtually on August 20. More than 80 members participated, and the event was an overall success. LEARN MORE
22nd Annual Joint National CAC-PIAC meeting. The 22nd Annual Joint National Carrier Advisory Committee (CAC) and Private Insurance Advisory Committee (PIAC) Meeting took place on November 11, in Arlington, VA. CAC and PIAC representatives are your state-level leading advocates for Medicare and private insurance reimbursement issues. During the meeting, representatives heard valuable updates on the 2023 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule, private insurance trends, MIPS, and changes to evaluation and management (E/M) coding that will take effect on January 1, 2023. LEARN MORE
PRF Reporting Portal Reopening. HRSA (The Health Resources and Services Administration) this year accepted requests to Report Late Due to Extenuating Circumstances for Reporting Period 2 through May 18, for PRF recipients who were unable to report during Reporting Period 2 because of extenuating circumstances. This change came after HRSA heard from APMA and other member organizations. LEARN MORE