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  • APMA is pleased to announce the opening of the APMA/TDI Public Health Fellowship application process for 2020–22 (two-year online academic program). The deadline for applications is September 27. Applications must be submitted by email to Dyane E. Tower, DPM, MPH, MS, director of Clinical Affairs.

  • APMA submitted comments on falls and fall-related injuries to the US Senate Special Committee on Aging on June 26. Falls are the leading cause of fatal and nonfatal injuries among older adults, as the committee mentioned in its call for comments.

  • APMA submitted its recommendation for CMS to include “Comprehensive Lower Extremity Exam” as a future Improvement Activity (IA) measure for use in the 2021 MIPS performance year and beyond on July 1.

  • The National: Online Registration Deadline Extended

    Hurry! Register online for the must-attend meeting for every podiatrist now through July 3.

  • APMA submitted supportive, but cautionary, comments to CMS and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology on June 3 related to proposed changes to interoperability requirements.

  • APMA met with CMS on June 6 to voice concerns about changes to Local Coverage Determination (LCD) and Carrier Advisory Committee (CAC) processes. APMA also continued to lobby for administrative simplification of the Medicare Therapeutic Shoes for Patients with Diabetes (TSDs) program, as it aligns with CMS' Patients over Paperwork and provider burden reduction initiatives.

  • Recruiting Young Talent at The National

    APMA will host its second annual “Step into Podiatry” recruitment event for prospective high school and pre-health students at The National 2019 in Salt Lake City on Friday, July 12, 11 a.m.–3 p.m. Pre-health advisors are encouraged to attend. Outreach is ongoing for this event. Help spread the word!

  • APMA submitted comments last week to the Department of Defense (DoD) supporting its proposed rule to allow DPMs and allied health providers to refer TRICARE beneficiaries to physical therapy and occupational therapy (PT/OT) services.

  • Help Stop the Bleed

    During the 2019 House of Delegates meeting, the delegates passed Resolution 7-19, which directed APMA to contact the American College of Surgeons (ACS) about its Stop the Bleed campaign. This important campaign is designed to educate the public about the use and application of tourniquets as a lifesaving measure in a bleeding emergency.

  • Beginning this year, all Promoting Interoperability Programs (PI) participants must use 2015 Edition certified electronic health record technology (CEHRT) to avoid a downward Medicare payment adjustment.

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