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December 23, 2015 In This Issue
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As 2015 comes to a close, APMA wishes its members, partners and other podiatric medical professionals a safe and happy holiday season. We hope you enjoy this special "year in review" issue of APMA News Brief, with a look at the most-clicked content from 2015. Our regular publication will resume Thursday, Jan. 7, 2015.
U.S. lawmakers are making their third attempt in just over a month to tweak ICD-10 with new legislation.
The International Classification of Diseases, 10th Edition Clinical Modification (ICD-10-CM) will replace ICD-9-CM. Find resources on this page to help prepare your podiatric practice.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has provided clarification concerning its joint announcement with the American Medical Association on flexibilities following the October 1 ICD-10 compliance deadline.
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Here are 10 things to know about the physician fee schedule for 2016, which is the first final rule issued since the repeal of the sustainable growth rate formula by the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015.
The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act will replace the fee-for-service payment model for Medicare with value-based reimbursement, relying heavily on electronic clinical quality measures.
The Obama administration announced it will give doctors a 12-month transition period related to new medical codes that have drawn criticism from some Republican lawmakers as a needless expansion of bureaucracy.
You’ve tried everything to get rid of your crusty yellow toenail fungus: prescription anti-fungal pills, medicated creams and nail polish, laser therapy. But that fungus keeps coming back. Cold plasma could be your salvation.
Laser treatment for toenail fungus is growing in popularity. The wave lengths of light penetrate to the nail bed to combust the fungal spores, delivering heat into the nail bed.
Major changes to Stark law are ahead, including new exceptions for timeshare arrangements and employment of NPPs.
Two House lawmakers introduced a bill (HR 3018) that would allow both ICD-9 and ICD-10 coding for six months after the ICD-10 transition deadline.
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