January 26, 2021


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New Year, New Look
Every new year comes with new opportunities and new ways to engage with state components and affiliates. We listened to your feedback and implemented some changes to your monthly digital mailing. Leadership Desk will continue to be your go-to for important news from your national organization. If you have comments or ideas, you are welcome to send them to Communications Associate Aimee Condayan. Thank you for your partnership. We value your feedback so please keep it coming.



Victory! APMA Advocacy Wins
APMA celebrated many major advocacy accomplishments protecting and enhancing podiatric medicine in 2020. Click the link to learn about APMA’s meetings and advocacy work with CMS and a number of Medicare Administrative Contractors (MACs) and private insurers to improve policies for DPMs.




APMA Leadership Updates
APMA has compiled important timely information about what is going on at APMA for state component presidents and executives. | READ MORE >


News to Share


MIPS Deadlines, Resource Updates
Just a reminder to members that the sign-up deadline for the APMA MIPS app is January 31. The 2020 MIPS PY submission deadline for those using the APMA MIPS app for their submission is February 28. Get assistance via White Glove Services. Take advantage of APMA’s MIPS 2021 Resource Page, which includes all recommended measures for DPMs to use for the 2021 MIPS PY.



Take MGMA Survey by February 12 to Access Salary, Compensation Data
APMA has partnered again with the Medical Group Management Association (MGMA) to encourage its members to participate in MGMA’s 2021 Provider Compensation and Production Survey. By responding to this survey, you will get free access to the data collected when it is finalized. | READ MORE >



New and Updated APMA Member Resources



MIPS COVID-19 Hardship Exception Application Due February 1
The 2020 Extreme and Uncontrollable Circumstances Application period closes on February 1. Clinicians, groups, and virtual groups who believe they are eligible for this exception may apply, and if approved, will qualify for a re-weighting of one or more MIPS performance categories. CMS will notify applicants via email whether their requests are approved or denied. If approved, the exception will be added to the QPP Participation Status Tool.



CPME Proposed Revised Documents, Town Hall, Comment Submission
CPME has published proposed revised versions of CPME publications 320 and 330. These revised documents, information on the January 26 town hall meeting, and links to submit comments can be found on the council’s CPME 320 and 330 Revisions in Progress page.






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