The APMA Coding Committee and Health Policy and Practice Committee held meetings last week to discuss ongoing concerns and plan member education for the upcoming year.
The Coding Committee met on Friday, May 12. Committee Chair David Freedman, DPM, led the committee through in-depth discussions on topics including -25 modifier and significant, separately identifiable evaluation and management services billed with other services; E/M coding; NCCI advocacy, and other issues. In addition, the committee members set out a member education plan for the year, including APMA News articles, webinars, and infographics. Check out APMA's extensive member-exclusive coding resources.
Ed Prikaszczikow, DPM, chaired the Health Policy and Practice Committee (HPPC) meeting on Saturday, May 13. The committee discussed the numerous efforts surrounding member education and advocacy on a number of issues:
The committee discussed member education activities and advocacy priorities for the upcoming year, including cross collaboration with other committees and additional outreach to other industry stakeholders to collaborate on shared advocacy concerns.
Look for more outcomes from the meeting in an upcoming issue of APMA News.