APMA has the resources you need to help you through every step of your career. With detailed information about MIPS and recent coding trends along with compliance guidelines and practice marketing materials, APMA has you covered whether you are just getting started in practice, preparing for retirement, or anywhere in between.
Today's podiatrist has the necessary education and training to treat all conditions of the foot and ankle and plays a key role in keeping America healthy and mobile while helping combat diabetes and other chronic diseases.
Your feet are excellent barometers for your overall health. Healthy feet keep you moving and active. They are quite literally your foundation. In this section, learn more about APMA Seal-approved and accepted products, proper foot care, common foot and ankle conditions, and how your podiatrist can help keep you and your feet healthy.
APMA is the only organization lobbying for podiatrists and their patients on Capitol Hill. As the voice of podiatric medicine to your legislators and regulators, APMA is active on a variety of critical issues affecting podiatry and the entire health-care system.
As we age and lose strength in our feet and ankles, the simple acts of standing and walking aren't so simple anymore. Falls prevention is a major concern for the aging population. These resources will help you address falls prevention in your practice.
Falls Prevention Awareness Day
This year, Falls Prevention Awareness Day is on September 22. As part of our commitment to falls prevention, please share the two infographics below with your patients and colleagues to increase awareness of falls, the importance of prevention, and the role doctors of podiatric medicine play in this important public health effort.
American Bone Health: You and Osteoporosis - An Animated Patient's Guide to Bone Health and Osteoporosis A new multimedia resource for people with osteoporosis and their families as well as health care providers and educators.
CDC: "Emergency Department Visits and Hospitalizations for Selected Nonfatal Injuries Among Adults Aged ≥65 Years - United States (2018) In 2018, an estimated 2.4 million emergency department visits and >700,000 hospitalizations occurred among older adults as a result of injuries from falls, motor vehicle crashes, opioid overdoses, and self-harm. Unintentional falls accounted for >90 percent of these visits.
JAPMA: Special Falls Prevention Issue (November/December 2013)
National Council on Aging: The Importance of Screening for Brain Injury in Older Adults: Case Studies for Success Older adults have the highest rates of traumatic brain injury (TBI)-related hospitalizations, with a leading cause being from falls. Recognizing this connection, the Older Americans Act (OAA) Reauthorization of 2020 allows states to use OAA funding for TBI screenings. This webinar provides an overview of the magnitude of the connection between older adult falls and brain injury and provides stories from two states that have trained aging professionals on screening protocols.