Past IPMA News

COVID-19 Resources for IPMA Members

Please visit www.apma.org/covid19 for webinars, podcasts, videos, articles, checklists, and links with significant benefit to our members as they practice during the pandemic. The COVID-19 site covers topics including: financial assistance; telehealth; clinical topics; provider relief funds; reopening practice; and much more. Members who need further assistance may contact APMA at ask@apma.org

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Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

The FPMB has compiled COVID-19 information and resources for the benefit of Member Boards, podiatrists, and other stakeholders. This includes information from the American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA), Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB), Council on Podiatric Medical Education, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), and other national/international sources.

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COVID-19 recommendations From the American Podiatric Medical Association

APMA recognizes that the current circumstances surrounding COVID-19 present significant challenges for podiatrists, their families, and staff. Our mutual members may have very real concerns about the financial impact of curtailing services or closing their practices altogether for an undetermined period of time.

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Thank you for attending the 2020 IPMA Mountain Foot & Ankle Conference!

Congratulations to our prize winners:

  1. $50 Amazon Gift Card = Jason DeVries
  2. Apple Watch = Jed Erickson
  3. Mac Air laptop = Cory Pilling

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Diabetes Awareness Month

November Diabetes Awareness Month campaign materials are now available at WWW.APMA.ORG/DIABETES The campaign is slated to launch NOVEMBER 1. This year, APMA’s Communications Committee chose to focus specifically on diabetic peripheral neuropathy. We hope you will join APMA in encouraging members to take advantage of these free resources and in educating the public in your […]

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A Patient-Centered Approach to Chronic Opioid Management Conference, August 9th, Hilton Vancouver Washington

Designed for primary-care providers, this one-day conference will share emerging understanding about pain care from statewide and national experts.  You will learn about: Latest evidence for assessing and managing patients on chronic opioids How primary care providers engage patients in clinical pathways that support safe and effective pain treatment Real pain care innovations used in […]

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99th House of Delegates Meeting March 16–18 ❘ Washington, DC

Last month, APMA’s House of Delegates (HOD) met to take action on a variety of important issues. Read on to learn more about what took place in Washington, DC, and how the HOD’s actions will affect you as a member. Amendments to APMA Governance Documents In 2015, the House of Delegates directed APMA to conduct […]

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April is Foot Health Awareness Month

This national observance is a great opportunity for APMA and its state components to help educate the public about podiatric medicine and surgery, as well as overall foot health. The goal of this year’s campaign is to share information about podiatrists’ surgical skills, as well as foot and ankle conditions that should be treated (whether […]

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APMA’s Spring Campaign: Today’s Podiatrist

APMA’s spring campaign launched Monday, April 2. The theme is “Today’s Podiatrist,” and includes new data from a public survey on Americans’ attitudes toward foot health and podiatrists. There are two main focuses for this campaign: obese Americans are more likely to suffer from foot and ankle problems, and every generation has some kind of […]

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Member Positions Open on the Council

The Council on Podiatric Medical Education’s Nominating Committee is seeking applications for four at-large CPME positions and one post-secondary educator position. CPME will hold a closed-ballot election to fill the position at its October 2018 meeting. The position is for a three-year term renewable up to three consecutive terms. The council asks each of the […]

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Council to Hold Spring Meeting

The council will hold its spring meeting at APMA headquarters April 26–28. Included in the council’s agenda will be the review of the annual reports submitted by each college, consideration of continuing or new approval status of approximately 65 residency programs, review of the approval status of five continuing education providers, and review of two […]

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The Mountain Foot & Ankle Conference 2018

We would like to thank those of you who attended and participated in the Mountain Foot and Ankle Conference in Sun Valley. We had a great turn out and look forward to seeing many of you next year. A big thank you to our Exhibitors and Speakers for helping us make it an educational conference. […]

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IPAB Repeal Passes U.S. House by Large Bipartisan Margin

Thank you to all of the organizations who helped encourage passage of the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB) repeal bill (H.R. 849) in the U.S. House today. Please consider thanking those who voted in favor of repeal which were all Republicans and 76 Democrats. The final vote was 307 111. Here is the link to […]

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Are You Part of the DPM Mentors Network?

Be a part of the DPM Mentors Network American Association of Colleges of Podiatric Medicine 15850 Crabbs Branch Way Suite 320 Rockville, MD 20855 www.dpmnetwork.org Explore your Doctor’s Bag for mentoring tools to use. Set your Availability Calendar to fit your schedule. Answer FAQs once for every student who comes to visit your practice. http://www.dpmnetwork.org/membership/become-a-mentor/

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CMS Extends Deadline for 2016 Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) Electronic Health Record (EHR) Submission

CMS is extending the submission deadline for 2016 Quality Reporting data submission You now have until March 13, 2017 to submit 2016 EHR data via through a registry. The original submission deadline was February 28, 2017. Providers who do not satisfactorily report 2016 quality measure data to meet the PQRS requirements will be subject to […]

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Foot & Ankle Conference

Thank you for attending the Mountain Foot and Ankle Conference in Sun Valley last month. We had a great turn out and look forward to seeing many of you next year. A big thank you to our Exhibitors and Speakers for supporting the IPMA and providing an educational conference. We will be emailing out the […]

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May 2016

Good evening, For those of you who don’t know me I am Jerry Peterson, Chairman Emeritus of APMAPAC and now your new liaison from the Legislative Committee of APMA.  I have the distinct  pleasure of working alongside all of you to achieve success in implementing the legislative agenda for APMA in 2016/2017.  As you all […]

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1 April 2016

Good Afternoon, Foot Health Awareness Month (April 4—30) provides APMA and its members and affiliates with the opportunity to help educate the public about podiatrists’ education, training, and experience. Join us in supporting APMA’s “Today’s Podiatrist Keeps America Walking” campaign, which provides a host of new educational materials for both member and patient use, including […]

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October 2015

Dear Idaho Podiatrists: Thank you for participating this summer and fall in promoting our HELLPP Act petition in your front office. We have recorded a lot of member engagement in this grassroots initiative to get your elected senators to cosponsor our signature  (HELLPP Act (HR 1221 / S 626) legislation. Now it is time to […]

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September 2015

The dates for the 2016 conference will be January 28-30 at the Sun Valley Inn. Please make plans to attend today. The CME credits for this conference will be 15 hours. Further information will be available through this website after September

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July 2015:

To All Members of the Idaho Podiatric Medical Association With the recent Supreme Court ruling, access to care is even more important. In an effort to bolster our grassroots engagement for building more congressional cosponsors for our signature HELLPP Act (HR 1221 / S 626), we have devised this grassroots petition (also available at www.apma.org/PetitionForHELLPP) which […]

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February 2015:

We would like to thank those of you who attended and participated in the first Mountain Foot and Ankle Conference in Sun Valley last month. We had a great turn out and look forward to seeing many of you next year. A big thank you to our Exhibitors and Speakers for helping us make it […]

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January 2015:

We would like to congratulate Dr. Randal Wraalstad DPM, on his election to the ACFAS board of directors. For more information, please visit: http://www.acfas.org/Member-Center/Inside-the-College/Board-of-Directors/

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