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  • APMA submitted formal comments to CMS and the Office of Inspector General (OIG) on December 20 regarding proposed rules addressing the Physician Self-Referral Law (also known as Stark) and the federal Anti-Kickback Statute.

  • APMA sent a letter to CMS on December 23, outlining its significant concerns related to the Advanced Use Criteria (AUC) Imaging Requirements for which compliance officially started on January 1, 2020.

  • Effective January 1, 2020, the DME MACs have changed the requirement for a “Detailed Written Order” to a requirement for a “Standard Written Order.”

  • SAWC Scholarship Winner: Chia-Ding (JD) Shih, DPM, MPH, MA

    Congratulations to Chia-Ding (JD) Shih, DPM, MPH, MA, recipient of the Wound Care Podiatrist Scholarship for the Annual Symposium on Advanced Wound Care (SAWC) Spring meeting, May 13–17 in San Diego.

  • The MIPS 2019 Performance Year (PY) reporting window has opened. If you signed up to use the APMA MIPS app, make sure your data is uploaded and/or selected in the app.

  • Do you want data to help you negotiate a higher salary in your next contract negotiation or job? Do you want data to help you benchmark your own performance? Then you should participate in the 2020 MGMA Compensation and Production Survey, which is now open for participation!

  • What do you prescribe for postoperative pain? Help APMA Public Health Fellow Brandon Brooks, DPM, complete his capstone project at the Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy & Clinical Practice by taking a brief survey.

  • APMA is thrilled to announce a recent victory with a formal reconsideration request to Wisconsin Physicians’ Services (WPS) to correct its problematic Wound Care Local Coverage Determination (LCD).

  • View recording of APMA’s webinar on Part B Medicare Annual Data (BMAD): 2019 BMAD Presentation of the 2018 Medicare Part B Data for Podiatry, presented by David Freedman, DPM, on December 5.

  • CMS will require all claims submitted on or after January 1, 2020, to use the Medicare Beneficiary Identifier (MBI), even for services provided before January 1, 2020. With a few exceptions, Medicare will reject claims submitted with Health Insurance Claim Numbers (HICNs) and all eligibility transactions you submit with HICNs.

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