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02/13/2017

Medicaid Enrollment Termination Warning

The federal regulation 42 CFR 455.414 requires providers to revalidate their enrollment with the New York State Medicaid Program. The deadline for submission of revalidation packages was January 31...

01/04/2017

DEA Renewal Notification Change

Starting January 1, 2017, the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) is eliminating the informal grace period which the agency...

12/02/2016

Trump’s Plan For Healthcare

President-elect Donald Trump has made a big push to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act...

11/08/2016

November is Diabetes Awareness Month

Diabetes Awareness Month provides NYSPMA the opportunity to help educate the public about a podiatrist’s critical role...

09/13/2016

CMS Proposes New Rules To Address ACA Failures

CMS has proposed rule changes in light of recent withdrawals and heavy financial losses from major...

08/15/2016

Are You Violating the Medicare Billing Laws?

Federal officials recently warned doctors may be subject to penalties if they persist in these practices...

07/26/2016

Justice Department Files Lawsuit Blocking Takeovers

U.S. antitrust officials have filed lawsuits to block Anthem Inc.’s takeover of rival health-insurer Cigna...

07/19/2016

CMS Releases Physician Fee Schedule Rule

CMS released the CY 2017 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) proposed rule last week. APMA...

06/01/2016

2016 CMS Satisfaction Survey Available

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is once again conducting their annual survey of...

05/17/2016

Transitioning From Fee For Service:  What To Expect

Many of you have asked questions about the current CMS transition from a fee for service (FFS) model...

04/05/2016

Medicare Dual Eligible Changes – An Explanation

We have received multiple questions regarding the recent changes to the Medicare/Medicaid Dual...

State News

01/20/2017

Opioid Training Update

The Governor has signed into a law an amendment to the public health law regarding training in pain management and opioid prescriptions...

12/02/2016

Retaining Medical Records

The medical records regarding your patient should be retained in a secure manner...

12/02/2016

Notice from the NY Department of Health

The NY Department of Health and the NY Department of Financial Services recently sent a co-branded letter...

11/08/2016

Medicaid Dual Eligible Patients – What to Expect

Many of you continue to have questions regarding whether DPMs can bill Medicaid Qualified Medicare Beneficiaries...

11/08/2016

Fidelis Repayment Requests

Members have contacted NYSPMA regarding a Fidelis correspondence about overpayment on secondary surgical codes...

10/17/2016

HHS Releases New ADA Compliance Requirements

Earlier this year, HHS’ Office of Civil Rights (OCR), finalized its rule aimed at advancing health...

10/10/2016

Cuomo Vetoes 2 of 3 E-Prescribing Bills

Governor Andrew Cuomo vetoed 2 of 3 bills designed to modify and make it easier for either patients or...

10/10/2016

Revalidation Required for Medicaid Enrollment

The federal regulation 42 CFR 455.414 requires providers to revalidate their enrollment with the New York State Medicaid...

09/19/2016

Medical Marijuana Dispensing: Clarification

The New York State Department of Health (DOH) launched the State's Medical Marijuana Program...

09/19/2016

Workers Compensation Board Adjusts Fee Schedule

The NY State Workers’ Compensation Board (WCB) has announced fee schedule changes for podiatrists...

09/13/2016

New York Releases Marketplace Enrollment Data

The New York State Health Department announced more than 2.8 million people signed up for health...

08/23/2016

New York Changes to Minimum Wage & Paid Leave

On April 1, 2016 New York State had some significant changes to employment law that will affect...

08/09/2016

New Opioid Laws Impact Podiatric Training and Prescribing

The Governor has signed into a law an amendment to the public health law regarding training in pain...

08/01/2016

New York DOH Rethinking Dual Eligible Program

Due to poor enrollment, the NY State Department of Health (DOH) is reviewing its Fully Integrated Duals...

08/01/2016

Oscar Plans To Downsize, Actively Recruit Podiatrists

Health insurer Oscar will cut its network in half for 2017 and will no longer cover many of New York...

06/10/2016

Oscar Health Seeking Podiatrists

NYSPMA, working with our insurance consultants Florman Tannen, have a credentialing offer from...

03/09/2016

Nominations – State Board of Podiatry

The New York State Board of Podiatry is actively seeking podiatrists for appointment to the State...

03/02/2016

New York Tiered Payment Program

We have been working with OPEIU Guild 45 and APMA to get a fuller understanding of New York's...

Association News

02/22/2017

House of Delegates Updates

NYSPMA will be sending 13 full delegates to the APMA House of Delegates and Legislative Conference March 17-22 in Washington DC...

02/13/2017

Public & Population Health Task Force Update

At the 2016 House of Delegates, the delegation approved the funding and formation of a Public and Population Health Task Force. This task force has been charged with...

02/13/2017

Legislative Update

Scope of Practice Language Refinement – Assembly Bill A01880 has been introduced by primary sponsor Gary Pretlow. Pretlow is circulating requests for additional sponsors...

02/03/2017

NY17 Clinical Conference and Exhibition Attracts Thousands

The NY17 Clinical Conference and Exhibition attracted nearly 2,500 DPMs, MDs, podiatric assistants, lecturers, students, residents and exhibitors from across the country and around the world...

02/02/2017

NYSPMA Welcomes Talar Capital Partners!

We are pleased to announce Talar Capital Partners (TCP) has become an NYSPMA Corporate Member...

02/02/2017

APMA State Advocacy Forum Scholarships

The APMA State Advocacy Forum is a biennial conference that provides an opportunity for state association leaders and representatives to discuss...

01/20/2017

Do You Work With A Community Health Center?

NYSPMA is working to identify the critical role podiatrists play in federally qualified health clinics and other community health centers...

01/04/2017

Student Shadowing Disclosure Form

We have developed a disclosure form for use by members who have individuals shadowing them in an office setting...

12/07/2016

Awards Committee Seeks Nominations

The charge of the committee is to recognize the accomplishments of members of NYSPMA. Its goal is to identify and honor those individuals...

12/07/2016

Audit Management Strategies: Be Prepared

Post-payment audits by Medicare and private insurance companies are occurring with increasing frequency...

12/02/2016

CAC PIAC Meeting Update

NYSPMA Executive Director Mike Borden and board members Nicholas D’Angelo and Daniel Keating attended the...

11/08/2016

Podiatrists Rank High In Best Jobs Poll

The US News and World Report has released its 2016 Top 100 Best Jobs rankings and podiatry is among the top 20...

11/08/2016

Public & Population Health Task Force

The Public & Population Health Task Force was formed at the House of Delegates last spring. The purpose of this...

10/24/2016

Call For Board & HOD Nominations

It is time to make known any interest in running for the NYSPMA Board of Trustees, and/or as a Delegate to the 2018 APMA House of Delegates...

10/24/2016

NY 17 Clinical Conference Registration Open

The 2017 Clinical Conference registration and Marriott room block are now open. NYSPMA member registrants, please carefully read the following...

08/26/2016

Board of Trustees Meeting Recap

Your officers met Tuesday, August 9 and the full Board of Trustees met Wednesday, August 10 at the NY...

08/09/2016

APMA Launches New App for iPhone & IPad

APMA has launched a new mobile app for iPhone and iPad users, The app offers mobile access to the latest...

08/09/2016

Testimonial Videos

We have some great new videos on the NYSPMA.org Membership page! Click the links below to watch...

07/26/2016

Liswood Receives APMA Service Award

NYSPMA Vice President Paul Liswood, DPM has been selected as a recipient of the 2016 APMA...

07/19/2016

NYSPMA Enlists The Laffie Financial Group to Assist Members

NYSPMA and USI Affinity, our insurance partner, are pleased to announce its partnership with The Laffie...

07/06/2016

2016 Residency Placement Status Update

The American Association of Colleges of Podiatric Medicine (AACPM) provides periodic status reports...

07/06/2016

APMA Hires New Clinical Affairs Director

APMA is pleased to announce that Dyane Tower, DPM, will join the APMA staff as the new Director of...

07/06/2016

APMA Submits Comments on MACRA Implementation

APMA submitted comments to CMS on June 27 addressing concerns with the proposed rule...

06/30/2016

NYSPMA Attends APMA Membership Summit

NYSPMA’s Membership Director, Lori Sales Cutler traveled to Baltimore for APMA's Membership...

06/10/2016

House of Delegates Wrap-up

The NYSPMA House of Delegates concluded last Sunday in Cooperstown. Fifty one delegates from...

06/10/2016

PPP Sign Up Is Underway

It is time to renew or join the Podiatry Protection Program. If you are a present member of the...

06/01/2016

Medicare & Private Insurance Reimbursement Update

Daniel Keating, DPM attended the annual meeting sponsored by APMA on the changes/updates in...

06/01/2016

OPEIU Announces Election Results

NYSPMA members Michael Wodka and Gary Stones have been re-elected to positions within the Office...

05/17/2016

NYSPMA House Will Feature Emerging Issues Forum

On Sunday at the Otesaga, we will be featuring an open forum designed to provide members an...

05/17/2016

Support Our Veterans: Sign the Petition

NYSPMA has joined with APMA in supporting podiatrist parity within the Veteran Health...

05/03/2016

Podiatrists Destigmatized

As seen in BoardVitals.com. Two NYSPMA members share their passion for podiatry and offer insights...

05/03/2016

Nominating Committee Announces Slate of Candidates

The Nominating Committee has announced its slate of candidates for the 2016-2017 Board of Trustees and...

04/27/2016

Nicholas Recognized Among 10 Top Caribbean Born Doctors

News Americas Now, the largest dedicated Caribbean news network covering the Caribbean news network...

04/27/2016

Veterans Affairs Provider Equity Act - Support the Drive

NYSPMA is joining APMA and other professional societies to support a drive to enhance the US...

04/05/2016

Foot Health Awareness Month

April is Foot Health Awareness Month. Join us in supporting APMA’s “Today’s Podiatrist Keeps...2016 Tpkaw Logo Foot Health Awareness

04/05/2016

NYSPMA and the Community Healthcare Network Need Your Help

The following is an open letter to our membership from the Community Healthcare Network, who has...

04/05/2016

Gastwirth, Spinosa Depart APMA Positions

At the APMA House of Delegates, we saw two familiar names step down from their lengthy leadership roles...

03/29/2016

New York Delegation Completes Successful APMA HOD

The NYSPMA delegation to the APMA House of Delegates finished a very productive five days...

03/09/2016

NYSPMA HOD: Call for Resolutions and Bylaw Amendments

The deadline for submitting resolutions for consideration at the 2016 NYSPMA House of...