March 30, 2023


Upcoming Events




News for Leadership


ALERT: New Training Requirements for DEA Licensure Renewal or New Applicants
APMA has heard from and is advocating on behalf of members regarding the recently released guidance about the updated one-time training requirements for Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)-registered practitioners on the treatment and management of patients with opioid or other substance use disorders, called the Medication Access and Training Expansion Act, or MATE Act. | READ MORE >


2023 State Advocacy Forum: YP Advocate Scholarship Applications Now Being Accepted
Registration for the 2023 State Advocacy Forum will open soon! We ask that all state components and societies share the application provided here with their young physician members and encourage them to apply by the May 30 deadline.


APMA Opposes Egregious New Cigna 25 Modifier Documentation Policy
APMA wants to assure state leadership that we are aware of Cigna Healthcare’s deeply disturbing and onerous new policy, “Reimbursement policy update—Evaluation and management codes billed with modifier 25 and minor procedures effective June 11, 2023.” Under the new policy, providers must submit office notes with claims submitted with E/M CPT© codes 99212, 99213, 99214, and 99215 and a 25 Modifier when a minor procedure is billed. If a provider fails to submit this supporting documentation, the claim will be denied. Cigna also shares instructions regarding how to submit these claims and the required documentation. | READ MORE >


News to Share

2023 APMA Spring Virtual Coding Seminar
The 2023 APMA Spring Virtual Coding Seminar is a half-day online seminar that will provide attendees with a deep dive into foot- and ankle-specific coding issues. Certified professional coder Jeffrey D. Lehrman, DPM, will instruct participants on a variety of topics to enhance processes and better serve patients.

  • Date: April 22
  • Location: APMA Online Learning Center
  • Time: 10 a.m.–3 p.m. ET
  • Education Credit (pending):
    • Doctors of Podiatric Medicine: 4.0 CECH
    • Podiatric Medical Assistants: 4.0 CME
    • AAPC Certified Professional Coders: 4.0 CEUs

Learn more and register today at


Reminder: Tendon Repair Webinar April 13
On April 13, APMA will host the 11th installment of its Coding Basics Webinar Series, “Tendon Repair.” Ira Kraus, DPM; Augusta Henderson, DPM; and Luke Hunter, DPM, will present. Register today to reserve your spot!


The National 2023: Early-Bird Savings End Friday!
Don’t miss out on the best possible registration rate for the APMA 2023 Annual Scientific Meeting (The National), July 13–16 in Nashville, TN. APMA members who register in March pay only $399—that’s up to $450 in savings! Note that registration is complimentary for resident and student members.



9312 Old Georgetown Road, Bethesda, MD 20814-1621
Is this email not displaying correctly? View it online.
This message was intended for: You were added to the system June 24, 2020.

Forward this Message | Unsubscribe