Students, friends, and family took part in APMA’s Student Advocacy Week this year, generating 11,626 letters to Congress and posts to social media on multiple issues facing the profession.
At its most recent meeting, the APMA Board of Trustees approved Atlanta as the host site for the 2021 State Advocacy Forum. Previously held in Detroit, Philadelphia, Salt Lake City, and Milwaukee, the State Advocacy Forum is conducted in a host state that is selected to recognize that state component’s exceptional accomplishments in state advocacy
Your APMA Health Policy and Practice Committee’s -59 Modifier Workgroup held its first conference call in July 15 to develop education and advocacy strategy. The workgroup was formed during last month’s Health Policy and Practice Committee Meeting.
On July 16, legislators introduced a bill that would expand telehealth beyond the COVID-19 pandemic by eliminating restrictions on its use in Medicare, providing a bridge for patients currently using the practices because of the crisis, and requiring a study on the use of telehealth during COVID-19.
APMA is pleased to announce it is now accepting applications for the APMA/TDI Public Health Fellowship, 2021–22 academic year. Learn more and apply by September 25.
After months of APMA's advocacy, the US Department of Homeland Security Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has explicitly included podiatric physicians in its definition of physicians classified as an essential critical infrastructure worker during the COVID-19 public health emergency.
In light of states reopening regardless of the ongoing public health emergency status, CMS expects to resume audits on August 3, as related to its program integrity efforts.
APMA extends its congratulations to the Georgia Podiatric Medical Association (GPMA) on its legislative victory to modernize the state scope-of-practice law. Georgia House Bill 932 allows podiatrists to form professional corporations with MDs and DOs and removes antiquated language.
CMS announced on June 24 that any clinician "significantly impacted" by the COVID-19 public health emergency may submit an Extreme and Uncontrollable Circumstances Application to reweight any or all MIPS performance categories for the 2020 PY if they choose.
Following an initiative led by Maryland and DC region CAC Representative David Freedman, DPM, Novitas has updated its procedure file to allow payment to all podiatrists for three codes for which it previously denied payment.
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.
APMA is partnering with NextGen Healthcare, Inc., and Darena Solutions to provide expanded options for MIPS reporting and data analytics to podiatrists. The partnership enables the exchange of crucial patient data, simplifies MIPS reporting, and provides APMA with data to advocate on behalf of members.
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.
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