We look forward to seeing you next year in Lexington at the Hilton Downtown Lexington April 25-27, 2014!
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KPMA President Pat Ginney, DPM presents Vivian Rodes, DPM with the
2012 Podiatrist of the Year Award
The Kentucky Podiatric Medical Association has partnered with Logan Lavelle Hunt Insurance Agency and Medical Protective, a Warren Buffett/Berkshire Hathaway insurance company, the nation’s leading defender and protector of healthcare providers for over 110 years, to offer members an exclusive KPMA Professional Liability Insurance Program. The Program will offer qualified members a 10% member associate credit and access to specialized risk management courses.
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New Medicaid Advisory Issued
Medicaid has issued an update on durable medical equipment reimbursements and rules. To view the entire advisory by clicking
HERE. Of specific interest to the podiatric community is the following:
The following codes will no longer require a PA but are subject to diagnosis restrictions ( 250.00-250.90, 375.20 or 459.89) and have a quantity limit of two per calendar year: A5500, A5503-08, A5510 A5512 has a limit of six per calendar year.
Roll out of Meaningful Use NPRM and Standards and Certification Criteria IFR
CMS and ONC Issue Regulations Proposing a Definition of ‘Meaningful Use’ and Setting Standards for Electronic Health Record Incentive Program The Centers for Medicare & Medicare Services (CMS) and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) encourage public comment on two regulations issued today that lay a foundation for improving quality, efficiency and safety through meaningful use of certified electronic health record (EHR) technology.Click on each topic to view PDF document.
UPDATED - Meaningful Use Definition Matrix
Meaningful Use Release
HITECH Medicaid Fact Sheet
HITECH Medicare Fact Shet
HITECH MU Fact Sheet
Additional Website resources:
The Recovery Act Health IT Page with new Factsheet is: http://www.cms.hhs.gov/Recovery/11_HealthIT.asp.
A copy of the ONC Regulation is available at: http://healthit.hhs.gov/standardsandcertification.
The HHS Press Release is available at: https://www.cms.hhs.gov/apps/media/press_releases.asp.
The CMS Fact Sheets are available at: https://www.cms.hhs.gov/apps/media/fact_sheets.asp.
PECOS required registration is coming to participate in Federal Medicare Programs. Click HERE for the information you need to be in compliance.
EMR/HITECH Requirements Coming Soon
Information is still being developed for the final system requirements. There is a great deal of confusion between PMR and EMR systems and what will qualify for the requirements and incentive payments. Click HERE to access three YouTube videos for the Fox Consulting Group that provide a very clear ABCs of EMR/HITECH.
Be sure to check out a new available news service ! News Briefs from AJM Plus SmartBrief are available on the News Tab of the KPMA website! Check out this new source for national news in a digest form. This free service provides news for twenty different professions and industries.
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PODIATRY IN THE NEWS
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