APMA and AOPA submitted a joint letter on December 5 to CMS expressing concern regarding the proposed changes to the DMEPOS Quality Standards, specifically on the changes that address custom fabricated shoe inserts for diabetic patients.
Friday December 15 is the deadline for you to sign up and complete all of the forms if you plan to use the registry to submit MIPS components (for most, that means ACI and/or CPIA) for performance year 2017.
As a reminder, December is the last month for eligible clinicians to perform measures for any of the three performance categories for the MIPS 2017 Performance Period, which ends on December 31.
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.
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.
APMA submitted comments to CMS addressing the ongoing field-testing of episode-based cost measures for MIPS physicians.
The 17th Annual Joint National Podiatric Carrier Advisory Committee (CAC)-Private Insurance Advisory Committee (PIAC) meeting was held November 10–11 in Baltimore.
CMS will roll out the new Medicare cards to patients mid-April 2018, removing the patient’s Social Security Number (SSN) Health Insurance Claim Number (HICN) and replacing it with a new Medicare Beneficiary Identifier (MBI).
In response to a joint letter AOPA and APMA submitted to CMS regarding the milling of custom therapeutic inserts, and related efforts, CMS has issued a proposed change to the Quality Standards effective January 1, 2018.
As part of APMA Scope-of-Practice Initiatives, the Center for Professional Advocacy awarded Innovation Grants to eight state components.