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  • The MIPS 2019 performance year started on January 1. APMA is continuing its MACRA Made Easy Webinar Series and has scheduled several webinars to ensure you are on track and successful in your 2019 MIPS participation. Mark your calendars and register today!

  • APMA submitted comments to CMS on its proposed changes to the Medicaid Managed Care program on January 11. Comments focused on ensuring that states continued to meet network adequacy requirements and ensuring ease of beneficiary appeals.

  • The DME MACs have recently begun strictly enforcing a long-existing policy, “Same or Similar.” This situation has resulted in suppliers more frequently receiving denials for DME, indicated on EOBs with reason code “M3.”

  • Register to use the APMA MIPS app! This member-exclusive benefit allows you to complete your 2018 MIPS performance year reporting through the APMA Registry for free, but your reporting must be done by March 22.

  • The Bylaws and Procedures Committee has completed the proposed APMA Bylaws, APMA Administrative Procedures, and House of Delegates Operations Manual, available for review in advance of their consideration by the 2019 House of Delegates.

  • APMA provides incredible value to members, far exceeding the cost of dues. Read on for more of what your association accomplished in 2018 on your behalf.

  • Call for Abstracts at The National 2019 Now Open

    APMA is pleased to announce that the call for oral/poster abstracts for the APMA 2019 Annual Scientific Meeting (The National) is now open!

  • The coding guidance that exists when dispensing bilateral DME items is changing, effective March 1, 2019. This change applies to ankle-foot orthoses, knee-ankle-foot orthoses, lower limb prostheses, surgical dressings, orthopedic footwear, and therapeutic shoes for persons with diabetes.

  • CPME Official Notice—Call For Comment

    CPME publications 220 and 230 are scheduled for review and possible revision by the Joint Committee on the Recognition of Specialty Boards (JCRSB) in February 2019 and the Council on Podiatric Medical Education in April 2019.

  • The 2019 Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) performance period will start on January 1, 2019. to ensure members successfully participate, APMA has created a new resource page,, to house all 2019 performance period information and resources.

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