CMS opened the hardship exception application for MIPS-eligible clinicians for the 2019 performance year last week. Your practice is eligible for an exception if you meet any of the following specified reasons.
Component leaders representing nearly 30 states discussed recent successes and shared useful strategies with each other this past weekend at the APMA Center for Professional Advocacy’s biennial State Advocacy Forum, held this year in Milwaukee.
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APMA talked to legislators about the need for states to pass laws commensurate with the education, training, and experience of podiatrists, especially in states that limit the practice of podiatric medicine to the foot. APMA also discussed the value of podiatric medicine and the cost-savings podiatrists provide to state health-care financing systems, and more.
APMA state component leaders are coming together this week for the biennial State Advocacy Forum, August 16–17 in Milwaukee.
CMS released the CY 2020 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) proposed rule this week, which also includes provisions related to the fourth year of the Quality Payment Program (QPP). APMA is carefully evaluating the proposed rule's impact on members. We will provide feedback via comments to CMS to ensure podiatrists' interests are represented.
In accordance with CPME procedures, interested individuals or institutions are invited to submit third-party comments with respect to the compliance of the New York College of Podiatric Medicine with the standards and requirements of the council.
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.
APMA welcomes inquiries from the media! The Media Room provides journalists with information on podiatric medicine, educational campaigns, and national surveys related to podiatry and foot health. More information and fact sheets can also be found in our Patients & the Public section.
Please reach out to PR Specialist Kevin Hess (phone 301-581-9221) for questions or interview requests.
After the passage of the VA Provider Equity Act in the 115th Congress resolved podiatrist-access issues in the Veterans Health Administration, APMA is hopeful Congress will take long overdue action to address these issues for Medicaid patients.
David G. Edwards, DPM, of Logan, UT, was installed as president of the American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA) during the organization’s 99th House of Delegates meeting in March.
Today’s Podiatrist is your highly trained foot and ankle surgical expert.
An annual exam can help prevent serious complications of diabetes.
The American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA) applauds the approval of critically important legislation to support America’s veterans. S 2372, 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 VA MISSION Act, passed the Senate today and will now to go President Donald J. Trump for his signature.
The American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA) applauds the approval of critically important legislation to support America’s veterans. S 2372, 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 VA MISSION Act, passed the House of Representatives May 16 and will head to the Senate for consideration next week.
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