The completion of a Targeted Probe and Educate (TPE) provides members with valuable lessons to avoid common mistakes when billing for routine foot care and debridement of nails.
In the MIPS world there remains a COVID-19 exemption available to providers for 2023 but it is not automatic. You must prove that you qualify for the requirement and must submit an application for exemption in 2023. The APMA website is a great resource for members who have yet to submit a 2023 Performance Year MIPS Extreme and Uncontrollable Circumstances (EUC) Exception application application and would like to do so.
The State Medical Board of Ohio (SMBO) unanimously voted to advance two important administrative rules relating to the podiatry scope of practice to the Common Sense Initiative as part of a multi-step review process. SMBO proposed no changes to rules that define foot and outline requirements for podiatrists to perform surgery on the ankle joint.
OHFAMA members elected 2023-24 leaders at the Annual Business Meeting on November 4 in Columbus. Dr. Thom Arnold, who was sworn in as the new OHFAMA president, presented outgoing president Dr. Adam Thomas with the Thomas J. Meyer Award to recognize his dedicated service to the association.
The State Medical Board of Ohio (SMBO) on October 16 opened a public comment period on two important administrative rules relating to the podiatry scope of practice. The rules define foot and outlines requirements for podiatrists to perform surgery on the ankle joint.
Registration is now open for the 2023 OHFAMA Annual Business Meeting , which will take place Saturday, November 4, 2023 at the Embassy Suites (Airport) in Columbus. Make plans today to attend the meeting to network with colleagues from around the state, learn about issues impacting podiatry, and vote on issues that will shape the future of our association.
The Ohio Foot and Ankle Medical Association will hold elections for leadership roles at the Annual Business Meeting, which will take place Saturday, November 4 in Columbus. For the first time, OHFAMA members will vote for an at-large trustee to serve a three-year term on the Board of Trustees.
A CGS Local Coverage Determination (LCD) that would have placed new limits on the use of skin substitutes for the treatment of diabetic foot ulcers and venous leg ulcers will not be implemented October 1. CMS announced on September 28 that a new proposed LCD will be published for comment and presented in an open meeting in the near future.
The schedule and speaker lineup for the third annual Wound Care Seminar, to be held Saturday, November 4, is now available on the OHFAMA website. The seminar, which offers 6 hours of Ohio Category 1 CME credits, will feature lectures on the hottest topics in Wound Care from leading experts in the field.
Ohio students enrolled at Kent State University College of Podiatric Medicine (KSUCPM) will see a $13,866 decrease in tuition effective the 2024 spring semester. The change is a result of the state of Ohio providing $6.8 million in state funding through the 2024-25 state budget.
OHFAMA has partnered with i3 Merchant Solutions to offer a credit card processing solution for member practices. i3 Merchant Solutions offers OHFAMA members payment processing, software, and hardware that helps you get paid faster, safer, and smarter.
The Ohio Foot and Ankle Medical Association will hold an election for positions on its Board of Trustees during the Annual Business Meeting, which will take place Saturday, November 4 in Columbus. Interested members should email email@example.com to express their interest in running for one of the open positions.
Registration for the third annual Wound Care Seminar and Annual Business Meeting is now open. Both events will take place Saturday, November 4 at the Embassy Suites - Columbus Airport. The Wound Care Seminar offers 6 hours of Ohio Category 1 CME credits and features lectures on the hottest topics in Wound Care from leading experts in the field.
OHFAMA and APMA have been in touch with CGS regarding recoupment letters many members have received in recent weeks. CGS reviewed several claims submitted by OHFAMA members but have not provided a comprehensive list of reasons why podiatrists are receiving takeback letters. Members who’ve received letters from CGS are encouraged to continue to forward them, along with redacted EOBs, to OHFAMA headquarters.
A CGS Local Coverage Determination (LCD) will place new limits on the use of skin substitutes for the treatment of diabetic foot ulcers and venous leg ulcers. The LCD, which becomes effective September 17, 2023, states “greater than four applications of a skin substitute graft or cellular and/or tissue-based products (CTP) within the episode of skin replacement surgery (defined as 12 weeks from the first application of a skin substitute graft or CTP)” are “not medically reasonable and necessary.”
New funding for Kent State College of Podiatric Medicine and a 5% increase in Medicaid reimbursement rates for podiatrists are highlights of the state budget signed into law July 3 by Ohio Governor Mike DeWine.
Beginning on June 27, 2023, all Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA)-registered practitioners must attest on the DEA registration form to their completion of the new one-time, eight-hour training requirement on the treatment and management of patients with opioid or other substance use disorders.
The Ohio Senate’s version of the state budget bill released June 6 includes $3.4 million each fiscal year in State Share of Instruction funding for Kent State University College of Podiatric Medicine. If adopted, KSUCPM estimates Ohio’s in-state graduates would earn their degrees with a nearly 30% decrease in student debt. The funding would also open new research opportunities for KSUCPM students.
Dr. Adam Thomas (center) opened Hilliard Family Podiatry with his wife, Dr. Jennifer Trinidad in 2016. Dr. Kartick Patel (left), who serves as Central Academy President, joined the practice in 2020. Dr. Thomas took over as OHFAMA president at the 2022 Annual Business Meeting in November.