News Items Archives
  • June 15, 2018

    Looking for a way to be more involved with APMA? Submit your name for consideration to serve on an APMA committee. Hurry! The deadline to submit nominations is September 1.

  • APMA Achieves Major Federal Legislative Success
    June 6, 2018

    President Trump has signed the John S. McCain III, Daniel K. Akaka, and Samuel R. Johnson VA Maintaining Internal Systems and Strengthening Integrated Outside Networks Act of 2018, or MISSION Act.

  • Joint Task Force of Orthopaedic Surgeons and Podiatric Surgeons Convenes in Chicago
    May 30, 2018

    Leaders from the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons, the American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society, and the American Podiatric Medical Association came together in Chicago on April 11 for a first-of-its-kind meeting of a Joint Task Force of Orthopaedic Surgeons and Podiatric Surgeons.

  • May 14, 2018

    APMA wishes to congratulate Connecticut Podiatric Medical Association (CPMA) for passage of legislation that updated the Connecticut scope-of-practice law to remove barriers for podiatrists to surgically treat the ankle.

  • May 11, 2018

    APMA congratulates the South Carolina Podiatric Medical Association (SCPMA) on the passage of H 3622, an updated podiatry scope-of-practice act to allow doctors of podiatric medicine to medically and surgically treat the ankle.

  • April 23, 2018

    APMA awarded SCPMA a Center for Professional Advocacy Financial Assistance grant last week to help South Carolina podiatrists with the scope legislation that would update the scope-of-practice to include the ankle.

  • APMA Registry Ready for MIPS 2018 Reporting Year
    April 16, 2018

    The APMA Registry is now ready to accept 2018 MIPS reporting data. If you have not used the registry before, get started at the APMA Registry Sign Up Portal. The registry is free to use and allows all APMA members to complete their ACI and CPIA attestations for the MIPS 2018 reporting year.

  • April 9, 2018

    The low-volume threshold for MIPS participation changed for the 2018 reporting period. CMS released a MIPS Participation Lookup Tool on April 6 that allows you to easily check your 2018 eligibility.

  • April 9, 2018

    Palmetto GBA, the Medicare Administrative Contractor for Jurisdictions J and M, issued a notice that the “routine foot care service edit, based on the Routine Foot Care Local Coverage Determination (LCD), L37643, has been editing incorrectly and only allowing one CPT/HPCPS code identified in the LCD per patient, per claim.”

  • April 2, 2018

    APMA members should be alert to CMS rolling out its new Medicare card program. Patients began receiving these cards with the new Medicare Beneficiary Identifier (MBI) on April 1.

  • March 20, 2018

    APMA is very pleased to announce that after much advocacy by APMA and the American Orthotic and Prosthetic Association (AOPA), diabetic shoe inserts fabricated using scanning devices will be reimbursed the same as those inserts made over a positive model of the patient’s foot, effective April 1, using a temporary HCPCS code, K0903.

  • Dennis R. Frisch, DPM, Installed as APMA President
    March 19, 2018

    On Sunday, March 18, Dennis R. Frisch, DPM, was installed as president of APMA by Ross A. Taubman, DPM. Dr. Frisch addressed the house, outlining APMA’s accomplishments and his goals for the coming year. He promised to devote his energy toward moving forward together as well as the importance of APMA membership.

  • In Memoriam: Harry Goldsmith, DPM
    March 19, 2018

    APMA is deeply saddened by the passing on February 7 of Harry Goldsmith, DPM, after a battle with cancer. Dr. Goldsmith was a noted coding expert and a consultant to the APMA Health Policy and Practice department. His vast knowledge of coding was instrumental in the development and evolution of the APMA Coding Resource Center, and he supported APMA’s RUC and CPT initiatives, committee activities, and other efforts.

  • March 18, 2018

    Dr. Kraus enumerated a long litany of accomplishments on behalf of members, including passage of legislation in the House of Representatives, major regulatory wins, development of a data registry, the launch of a new website, a massive and growing volume of media coverage, support of hundreds of students through APMA Educational Foundation scholarships, and many more.

  • APMA Remembers Harry Goldsmith, DPM, at HOD
    March 17, 2018

    The APMA House of Delegates took time on Saturday to honor the memory of noted coding expert and APMA consultant Harry Goldsmith, DPM, of California, who passed away on February 7.

  • March 12, 2018

    It’s already March! Have you checked out the 2018 MIPS Performance Year Resource Page recently? On it, members will find all the information they need to select the measures they would like to report or attest to for the 2018 MIPS Performance Year, for the three performance categories (Quality, Improvement Activities, and Advancing Care Information) that eligible clinicians must submit data or attest to, as well as information on the new cost performance category.

  • February 26, 2018

    If you currently have fewer than 500 appeals pending at the Office of Medicare Hearing and Appeals (OMHA) and the Medicare Appeals Council at the Departmental Appeals Board, you may be eligible for a limited settlement agreement option for resolution to settle the portion of your pending appeals that have total billed amounts of $9,000 or less per appeal in exchange for timely partial payment of 62 percent of the net Medicare-approved amount.

  • February 20, 2018

    If you have fewer than 500 appeals currently pending at the Office of Medicare Hearing and Appeals (OMHA) and the Medicare Appeals Council (Council) at the Departmental Appeals Board, you may be eligible for a limited settlement agreement option for resolution to settle the portion of your pending appeals that have total billed amounts of $9,000 or less per appeal in exchange for timely partial payment of 62 percent of the net Medicare-approved amount.

  • January 29, 2018

    The Medicare Administrative Contractor (MAC) for Jurisdiction J (Tennessee, Alabama, and Georgia) is transitioning from Cahaba to Palmetto. The Part A transition went into effect January 26.

  • January 22, 2018

    APMA provides tangible benefits for your dues dollars, but your association’s advocacy efforts also save you thousands of dollars—if not more—each year. Just two of APMA’s recent initiatives have saved members more than $100 million.

  • January 8, 2018

    The performance period for MIPS in 2018 started on January 1. The 2018 performance period for eligible clinicians (those who see more than 200 Medicare Part B patients a year and have more than $90,000 in Medicare Part B allowable charges) is as follows: 12 months for the Cost and Quality performance categories; and 90 days for the ACI and CPIA performance categories.

  • January 4, 2018

    If you registered to use the APMA Registry for the 2017 performance year, you will receive instructions regarding login and use of the registry shortly. We continue to process business associate/data use agreements and will let you know if we need further information from you. You have until March 24, 2018, to use the APMA Registry to attest to CPIA and ACI measures.

  • January 2, 2018

    All resolutions for consideration at the 2018 House of Delegates (HOD) meeting this March must be submitted to APMA Executive Director and CEO James R. Christina, DPM, by January 18. Resolutions Preparation Guidelines are available on the HOD page.

  • January 2, 2018

    Happy New Year! APMA would like to share with you some of the highlights of 2017 and how we delivered on our commitment to members. Read on for some of your association’s most significant accomplishments on your behalf.

  • December 18, 2017

    Effective January 1, 2018, Medicare claims for X-rays taken using computed radiography/cassette-based imaging must include modifier “FY” and a 7-percent reduction in reimbursement will be applied to the technical component (and the technical component of the global fee) from 2018–22, and the reduction will increase to 10 percent in 2023. For purposes of this provision, computed radiography (CR) is defined as “Cassette-based imaging utilizing an imaging plate to create the image involved.”

  • December 1, 2017

    In a major development for APMA's VA Provider Equity Act, the bill was adopted Wednesday as an amendment to the bipartisan Senate Caring for our Veterans Act of 2017, legislation that would renew funding for the program that allows veterans to receive health care at non-VA facilities when appropriate care is not readily accessible at a local VA facility.

  • November 27, 2017

    APMA wants members to be aware of important deadlines in effect for candidates who completed a Council on Podiatric Medical Education (CPME)-approved residency of fewer than three years in duration but are not yet certified by the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery.

  • October 30, 2017

    Do you have questions about the APMA Registry, our new member benefit that will help save you thousands of dollars in Medicare reimbursements? Learn more in the recorded version of the "MACRA Made Easy: Registry Reporting" APMA's webinar coming soon.

  • October 23, 2017

    A new set of FAQs addresses the MIPS quality payment program. It is available on the MACRA resource page, along with other valuable MACRA-related tools.

  • October 23, 2017

    APMA's Bylaws and Procedures Committee has drafted proposed changes to the bylaws, which would be considered by the 2018 House of Delegates and enacted by procedures modifications at the 2019 House of Delegates meeting. APMA is seeking feedback from members on these proposed changes. Feedback is due November 30, 2017.

  • October 16, 2017

    The 17th Annual Joint National CAC-PIAC Representatives' Meeting will take place November 10–11 in Baltimore. If you have insurance or reimbursement concerns you would like to be discussed during the meeting, contact the Health Policy and Practice department. All state component executive directors are invited to attend.

  • October 5, 2017

    CMS is announcing the results of the first Qualifying APM Participant (QP) determinations based on eligible clinician participation in the 2017 Advanced Alternative Payment Models (APMs). APMA encourages members to use the new interactive look-up tool where many 2017 Advanced APM participants can look up their QP status based on calculations from claims with dates of service between January 1, 2017, and March 31, 2017, for the first QP snapshot.

  • APMA Defeats Proposed Orthotics and Prosthetics Rule
    September 28, 2017

    APMA celebrated a major advocacy victory this week when CMS withdrew proposed rule CMS-6012-P, which would have required previously exempted, qualified practitioners including podiatrists to obtain additional certification and licensing to furnish and fabricate orthotics and prosthetics.

  • September 22, 2017

    APMA encourages members to use our Opioid Use and Abuse Prevention resource page, which includes a drug abuse screening test, CDC guidelines for prescribing, a state reference manual and more. The special publication and our resources support APMA’s resolutions.

  • In Memoriam: Jerry D. Brant, DPM
    September 18, 2017

    APMA is saddened to announce that Past President Jerry D. Brant, DPM, passed away September 17 after a battle with pancreatic cancer.

  • September 5, 2017

    CMS has updated its Medicare fraud and improper payment audit process to target providers and suppliers who frequently demonstrate high medical billing error rates. The new Targeted Probe and Educate method replaces a medical review strategy that included broad medical billing investigations and provider education.

  • Participate in Get Ahead of Sepsis Effort
    September 5, 2017

    CDC has released Get Ahead of Sepsis, a national effort to encourage health-care professionals, patients, and caregivers to prevent infections, be alert to the signs of sepsis, and act fast if sepsis is suspected. Use the online toolkit to participate.

  • Update to Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System A5513
    August 14, 2017

    On August 10, the DME Medicare Administrative Contractors (DME MACs) updated its previous guidance on Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS) A5513. The latest joint bulletin from the DME MACs clarified that the A5513 insoles must be made from a direct molding of patient’s foot or a model of the patient’s foot.

  • AACPM Launches #IChosePodiatry Social Media Campaign
    August 7, 2017

    As APMA wraps up its own career awareness campaign, #OperateLikeAGirl, we’d like to introduce you to a new social media effort spearheaded by the American Association of Colleges of Podiatric Medicine (AACPM). The #IChosePodiatry campaign is a great way to feature members and the profession as a positive choice for prospective students. Check out AACPM’s Instagram account to see how it works (and see who has already participated!).

  • APHA Get Ready Day, Falls Prevention Awareness Day
    August 7, 2017

    In an ongoing effort to encourage members to engage in public health initiatives, APMA invites you to start planning how you will participate in two exciting events: the American Public Health Association's (APHA) Get Ready Day on September 19; and Falls Prevention Awareness Day on September 22.

  • Health-Care Common Procedure Coding System A5513 Update
    August 7, 2017

    The DME Medicare Administrative Contractors (MACs) and the Pricing, Data Analysis and Coding (PDAC) contractor have posted a recent update on the Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS) A5513, which, arguably, appears to be in conflict with current practice and guidance.

  • July 25, 2017

    The VA Provider Equity Act (HR 1058) was passed unanimously in the House on July 24. The APMA-crafted legislation aims to resolve ongoing recruitment and retention issues for podiatrists employed by the Veterans Health Administration (VA).

  • July 24, 2017

    July 19 marked an important milestone for APMA's VA Provider Equity Act, as the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) and American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society (AOFAS) indicated their support for the bill in a letter to its primary sponsor, Rep. Brad Wenstrup, DPM (R-OH).

  • JAPMA Introduces Podcast Series
    July 17, 2017

    The Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association (JAPMA) has released the first podcast in its new series.

  • July 3, 2017

    To highlight the benefits of pursuing podiatry as a career, APMA has created #OperateLikeAGirl. This social media campaign, which will run throughout the month of July, will feature one, female podiatrist each week.

  • How to Avoid a MIPS Penalty
    March 30, 2017

    APMA Executive Director and CEO James R. Christina, DPM, explains how to avoid a MIPS penalty.

  • Dr. Evans Honored with Award of Excellence
    March 19, 2017

    John Evans, DPM, was honored with the Award of Excellence on Sunday, March 19. Dr. Evans was nominated by Crystal Holmes, DPM, president of the Michigan Podiatric Medical Association.

  • A Note From Dr. Christina: Social Media—What Can It Do for Your Practice?
    January 17, 2017

    Social media has woven its way into every part of our lives, including health care. According to, 40 percent of those surveyed reported information they see via social media impacts how they handle their health. How are you using social media to help promote your practice?

  • December 21, 2016

    HMP Communications (HMP) and the North American Center for Continuing Medical Education (NACCME), executors of the annual Symposium on Advanced Wound Care (SAWC) Spring and Fall meetings, are again offering a Wound Care Podiatrist Scholarship. The scholarship is open to any APMA member who has demonstrated exceptional clinical skills and an intense dedication to caring for patients with wounds.

  • December 19, 2016

    APMA submitted comments to CMS on December 19 regarding the finalized rule for the Medicare Quality Payment Programs, the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) and Advanced Alternative Payment Model (APMs).

  • APMA Actively Reviewing Quality Payment Program Rule
    October 14, 2016

    This morning, CMS announced the final rule implementing the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) and Advanced Alternative Payment Model (APM) provisions in MACRA, which are collectively known as the Quality Payment Program.

  • CMS Raises the Bar for Coding Accuracy October 1
    September 26, 2016

    When ICD-10 was adopted on October 1, 2015, CMS instructed Medicare contractors to not deny claims billed under the Part B physician fee schedule through either automated medical review or complex medical record review based solely on the specificity of the ICD-10 diagnosis code as long as the provider used a valid code from the correct family. This policy will end on October 1, 2016.

  • September 26, 2016

    In response to a number of questions and feedback from members, APMA has created an FAQ page, with a printable PDF version, for the final section 1557 notification. View the document today to prepare your office for the October 16 compliance deadline.

  • CMS Announces MACRA Implementation Plan
    September 8, 2016

    CMS announced today that it will allow physicians participating in MACRA’s Quality Payment Program four options to comply with the first year of the law and avoid penalties. APMA, along with other physician specialties, have called on CMS to delay implementation and provide more flexibility in the program.

  • August 29, 2016

    The Private Insurance Resource Guide (PIRG) is an online, detailed guide just for members on elements of insurance related to the practice of podiatry.

  • August 22, 2016

    The 2015 Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) feedback reports will be available in September for individual eligible professionals (EPs) and PQRS group practices. The 2015 Annual Quality and Resource Use Reports (QRURs) will also be available in September for groups with two or more EPs and solo practitioners.

  • July 11, 2016

    CMS released the CY 2017 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) proposed rule last week. APMA is currently in process of evaluating the rule’s impact on our members.

  • June 6, 2016

    CMS invites the public to join an upcoming listening session on June 8, 12-1 p.m. EDT, to learn more about the Resource Use performance category, part of the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) proposed in the recently released MACRA Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM).

  • June 1, 2016

    The APMA Coding Committee will meet on Friday, June 3, to discuss hot topics in coding, including ICD-10, X modifiers, global day post-op evaluations, and CPT updates.

  • CMS Nail Debridement and E/M Services Webinar
    June 1, 2016

    Join CMS for a webinar on the comparative billing report on Podiatry: Nail Debridement and Evaluation and Management (E/M) Services (CBR201608), Wednesday, June 22, from 3–4:30 p.m. EDT.

  • April 18, 2016

    Recently, a number of APMA members have expressed concerns to APMA on the possible reduction in reimbursement they might face, under the Medicare film/cassette imaging service payment reduction provision in the 2016 Consolidated Appropriations Act.

  • APMA Sponsors Capitol Hill Briefing on Limb Salvage
    March 29, 2016

    APMA sponsored a briefing on Capitol Hill underscoring for legislators and staffers the critical importance of podiatrists in diabetic limb salvage and promoting the Helping Ensuring Life- and Limb-Saving Access to Podiatric Physicians (HELLPP) Act.

  • Paul Kinberg, DPM, Accepts Award of Excellence
    March 21, 2016

    Paul Kinberg, DPM, was honored with the Award of Excellence on Sunday, March 20. Dr. Kinberg was nominated by Leslie Campbell, DPM. The award is presented to members in good standing in recognition of outstanding national accomplishments in scientific, professional, or civic endeavors. Nominees must have demonstrated outstanding service to APMA.

  • APMA Remembers Oliver “Ollie” Foster, DPM, at HOD
    March 20, 2016

    The APMA House of Delegates took time on Saturday to honor the memory of past Delegate Oliver “Ollie” Foster, DPM, of California, who passed away last week. The APMAPAC Kaplan-Clarke-Foster Practice Management Seminar is named in honor of Dr. Foster, who was an avid supporter of the PAC.

  • Dr. Caporusso Receives Distinguished Service Citation
    March 20, 2016

    APMA President Phillip. E. Ward, DPM, presented APMA Past President Joseph Caporusso, DPM, with the Distinguished Service Citation on Saturday at the 96th Annual APMA House of Delegates in Washington, DC.

  • R. Daniel Davis, DPM, Installed as APMA President
    March 20, 2016

    On Sunday, March 20, R. Daniel Davis, DPM, was installed as president of APMA by Marc Lederman, DPM. Dr. Davis addressed the house, outlining APMA’s accomplishments and his goals for the coming year. He promised his high energy and passion for podiatry as the cornerstone of his presidency.

  • Rising Star Award
    March 20, 2016

    APMA President Phillip E. Ward, DPM, honored Dyane Tower, DPM, MPH, MS, with the Rising Star Award on Saturday.

  • Get Hands-On Surgical, Ultrasound Experience
    March 17, 2016

    For those podiatrists looking for more in-depth learning than a standard lecture when they attend a foot and ankle conference, The National offers three hands-on workshops.

  • February 29, 2016

    Registry reporting remains a significant aspect of the CMS EHR Incentive Program and Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS), and will continue to be into the future with the Merit-based Incentive Payment System. In order to meet meaningful use requirements (Objective 10 Measure 3) eligible professionals must submit their intent or connect to a specialty registry by today, February 29.

  • APMA Testifies Before House VA Subcommittee on Health
    May 19, 2015

    APMA Director of Young Physicians’ Programs Nichol Salvo, DPM, testified on behalf of APMA before the US House Veterans Affairs Committee, Subcommittee on Health, last week. Her focus was on how disparity within the VA hinders recruitment and retention of podiatrists.

  • James A. Lamb Accepts President’s Award
    March 22, 2015

    Frank Spinosa, DPM, presented his President’s Award to James A. Lamb, retired executive director of the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery (ABFAS), in recognition of his 18-year tenure at ABFAS and his many contributions to the profession.

  • Phillip E. Ward, DPM, Installed as President
    March 22, 2015

    On Sunday, Phillip E. Ward, DPM, was installed as president by his daughter Meredith Ward, DPM. Dr. Ward addressed the House of Delegates and shared his goals for his presidency.

  • APMA Selects James R. Christina, DPM, as Next Executive Director and CEO
    March 21, 2015

    APMA is pleased to announce that James R. Christina, DPM, has been confirmed as its new executive director and CEO. Dr. Christina was selected after a lengthy national search process conducted by JDG Associates executive search firm and confirmed by the House of Delegates today during its annual meeting.

  • Bipartisan Medicare SGR Overhaul Bill Unveiled in Congress
    March 20, 2015

    On March 19 leaders in the US House of Representatives and the US Senate released bipartisan, bicameral legislation to replace the broken Medicare Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) formula with an improved payment system that rewards quality, efficiency, and innovation. The bipartisan, bicameral bill seeks to end the cycle of annual ‘doc fix’ crises that have created uncertainty for millions of Medicare providers and beneficiaries for more than a decade and also create a system that promotes higher quality care for America’s seniors.

  • March 9, 2015

    Several podiatrists from different states alerted APMA last week that they have been victims of tax scams and possible identify theft. After further research by APMA, it appears that the same or similar tax scam schemes have targeted all types of medical providers.

  • HELLPP Act Reintroduced in 114th Congress
    March 4, 2015

    HR 1221/S 626, The Helping Ensure Life- and Limb-Saving Access to Podiatric Physicians (HELLPP) Act, was introduced to the 114th Congress on March 4 by US Sens. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and Charles Schumer (D-NY) in the Senate and US Reps. Renee Ellmers (R-NC) and Diana DeGette (D-CO) in the House. The bipartisan HELLPP Act includes multiple comprehensive reforms that will enable podiatric physicians to continue to save lives, limbs, and health-care dollars. The net result of implementing these common-sense provisions would be significant improvements to patient access to quality foot and ankle care and tremendous savings for the Medicaid and Medicare programs.

  • APMA Affiliates Add Big Value with Small Group Discussions at The National
    February 18, 2015

    To enhance the already robust selection of tracks available through the educational program at The National, this year attendees will be able to receive additional focused knowledge through small group discussions hosted by APMA affiliates on Friday, July 24, from 1:30–5:30 p.m. The group discussions are designed for more intimate learning than general lectures and explore topics of specific interest to the affiliate host.

  • February 9, 2015

    APMA recently submitted a comment letter to CMS on the policies outlined in the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) proposed rule. Concerns expressed include podiatric physician participation in ACOs and Medicare beneficiaries’ right to receive care outside of an ACO.

  • February 9, 2015

    The National Academies of Practice (NAP) is seeking nominations for deserving individuals to be inducted within its ranks. NAP is dedicated to affordable, accessible, coordinated quality health care for all. NAP believes that health-care practice that has an interprofessional foundation and addresses a person as a whole provides better health care and better preventive care.

  • October 16, 2014

    DME Medicare Administrative Contractors (MAC) published a notice stating that all four jurisdictions would be delaying implementation of recently finalized local coverage determinations (LCD) for pneumatic compression devices (PCDs). The scheduled effective date was November 1. DME MACs have not published a future effective date. These LCDs would have prevented podiatric physicians from prescribing PCDs regardless of the scope of practice in their respective states. The current LCD and related policy article will remain in effect.

  • APMA Young Physicians Discuss Leadership, Strategy at 2014 YPI
    October 12, 2014

    The 2014 APMA Young Physicians’ Institute (YPI) took place October 10–12 in Franklin, TN, at the headquarters of the Podiatry Insurance Company of America (PICA). During the three day meeting, more than 50 young physicians, residents, podiatric medical students, and APMA Trustees gathered for leadership training, practice management advice, and networking.

  • August 8, 2014

    APMA has aggressively lobbied Congress to resolve the ongoing pay disparity faced by podiatrists employed by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Now, we need our members to take the torch and continue to advocate while Congress is on recess.

  • Gain Hands-on Experience at The National
    June 25, 2014

    The National will have two opportunities for attendees to gain hands-on training from renowned experts with an ultrasound workshop and ankle arthroscopy workshop. Attendance is limited, so register today!

  • June 6, 2014

    CMS and the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) released a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) on May 20 that would allow providers participating in the EHR Incentive Programs (meaningful use) to use the 2011 Edition of certified electronic health record technology (CEHRT) for calendar and fiscal year 2014.

  • May 5, 2014

    In February, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) published a notice on health-care competition. APMA submitted a comment letter in response to this FTC notice last week. It addressed the education, training, and experience of podiatrists, as well as scope of practice laws and other legislative and regulatory restrictions that do not reflect the advancement of podiatric medicine and the value of care by podiatrists.

  • APMA Educational Foundation Kicks off 2014 Annual Giving Campaign
    March 18, 2014

    The APMA Educational Foundation officially launched its 2014 Giving Campaign during the House of Delegates meeting with a goal of awarding $200,000 in scholarships to eligible third- and fourth-year students at the colleges of podiatric medicine.

  • Rep. Brad Wenstrup, DPM, Receives President's Award
    March 15, 2014

    APMA President Matthew Garoufalis, DPM, honored US Rep Brad Wenstrup, DPM (R-OH), during the 2014 APMA House of Delegates meeting with the President's Award in honor of Dr. Wenstrup's outstanding achievements.

  • January 31, 2014

    APMA and the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons met with representatives of the CMS Center for Program Integrity and Office of Legislation, and Congressman Danny Davis (D-IL) last Tuesday about the Physician Payment Sunshine Act (PPSA) in the congressman’s office.

  • December 18, 2013

    Participate in PQRS by December 31, 2013, or your Medicare Part B payments will decrease by 1.5 percent in 2015. Participation is easy; follow these steps to ensure you don't lose money.

  • APMA Signs Letter Supporting Sunshine Act Reporting Exemption
    October 30, 2013

    The Physician Payment Sunshine Act (OPEN PAYMENTS), section 6002 of the Affordable Care Act, requires drug, medical device, biological, and medical supply manufacturers to publicly report to CMS payments and other transfers of value made to physicians, including podiatrists.

  • August 12, 2013

    APMA is strongly opposed to CMS’ arbitrary omission of CPME from a list of accrediting and certifying entities under a Physician Payment Sunshine Act (PPSA) regulation that exempts indirect payments made to speakers at accredited or certified continuing medical education (CME) programs from reporting requirements.

  • July 29, 2013

    Beginning this Thursday, August 1, the Physician Payment Sunshine Act (PPSA), a section of the Affordable Care Act, requires manufacturers of drugs, devices, biologicals, or medical supplies to start collecting data consisting of payments and other transfers of value made to physicians, including podiatrists.

  • March 18, 2013

    The House of Delegates heard from a task force that has been considering the future of the house and potential changes to the governing body of the association and its meetings.

  • March 11, 2013

    APMA has answered frequently asked questions (FAQs) about the Physician Payment Sunshine Act (PPSA). PPSA requires drug, medical device, biological, and medical supply manufacturers to disclose to CMS certain payments and other transfers of value made to physicians, including DPMs.

  • Impact of Budget Sequestration on DPMs—Update
    February 27, 2013

    Due to partisan gridlock in Washington, D.C., the federal government will encounter an automatic budget "sequester" starting March 1, 2013. Learn more about how these budget cuts will impact APMA members and podiatric physicians.

  • First Ever DPM Elected to Congress
    November 7, 2012

    In a landslide victory, Brad Wenstrup, DPM, has won the Ohio second district congressional race by a 59-41 percent vote. Dr. Wenstrup is the first ever podiatrist to be elected to the US House of Representatives and APMA congratulates him on this victory.

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