In the last two weeks APMA has hosted several health policy workgroup and committee meetings, including DME Stakeholders, Health Policy and Practice committee, and the Coding committee.
Last week, APMA submitted a response to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality’s (AHRQ) request for input on its proposed strategic framework for AHRQ's Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Trust Fund (PCORTF) investments.
CPME would like to announce its call for third-party comments on Des Moines University College of Podiatric Medicine, and the council's Draft II revisions to CPME publications 320 and 330, which are open for comment, as well as the virtual Town Hall meeting on June 14.
APMA is seeking volunteers to serve as the member-at-large representative to a workgroup on podiatric medical education and another on testing. Learn more and express your interest by June 16.
The Center for Professional Advocacy (CPA) is delighted to announce it will award state scope Innovation Grants again this year to component societies in states that already include the ankle in their scope of practice. Applications will open on June 1 and close on September 15.
APMA is very pleased to announce that the HRSA is accepting Requests to Report Late Due to Extenuating Circumstances for Reporting Period 2 through Wednesday, May 18, for PRF recipients who were unable to report during Reporting Period 2 because of extenuating circumstances. Providers must submit their request no later than 11:59 p.m. EDT. HRSA initially took this action after hearing from APMA and other member associations, whose members expressed serious concerns about the Period 1 funding they received being recouped despite good faith intents to report and the impact it would have on their practices.
APMA was represented at this past weekend’s meeting of the AMA CPT Editorial Panel Meeting and also at the AMA Relative Value-Based Update Committee (RUC) meeting April 27–30.
Last week, APMA collaborated with AADA, ASPS, and ASSH on submission of comment letters to Palmetto Medicare Administrative Contractor (MAC) regarding draft Local Coverage Determinations related to surgical treatment of nails that were issued earlier in the year.
In furtherance of APMA’s advocacy efforts related to Carrier Advisory Committee (CAC), APMA will meet with CMS on May 18 to receive updates on various LCD/LCA topics.
The American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA) is pleased to expand its partnership with NextGen® Healthcare (Nasdaq: NXGN), a leading provider of cloud-based, ambulatory-focused technology solutions. NextGen Healthcare is a founding partner of the APMA Registry, and NextGen® Office is a preferred electronic health record (EHR) system for APMA members.
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 APMA Communications and Marketing Director Peggy S. Tresky, MA, (phone 301-581-9200) for questions or interview requests.
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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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