Request For CECH (CME) Letter & Radiography Certificate Copies
Requests for replacement letters and certificates from the NYSPMA office will incur a $10 administration fee per document. Please note we only hold copies for 4 years, including the current year. For example, in 2017 we will not have copies for years before 2016. Click here to download a request form and fax it to 646-672-9344 to the attention of Sonia Lunn. Requests will take 5-7 business days to be fulfilled. Requests will not be taken over the phone.
2019 CECH LETTER: NY19 attendees will receive a survey linked to their CECH letters no later than February 14, 2019. The survey was sent several times to all applicants at the email they provided to the registration company. To access the survey you will need your zip code and confirmation number (which you can find alongside the survey link in the email you received). Members who attended for free or at a discounted member rate will be required to be in good standing (up to date in dues payments) at that time in order for their CECH letter to be released. If you have any questions regarding dues payments, please call 646-525-4888 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
A Path toward Value Based Payment
The State of New York (the State) and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) reached agreement on a groundbreaking waiver that allows the State to invest eight billion dollars for comprehensive Medicaid delivery and payment reform through a Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment (DSRIP) program. The DSRIP program promotes community-level collaborations and aims to reduce avoidable hospital use by 25 percent over five years while financially stabilizing the State’s safety net.
Corporate Compliance Manual For Podiatric Practices
APMA partnered with attorneys at Ober | Kaler to create a Corporate Compliance Manual for APMA members.
Informed Consent Tips for Podiatrists
This page provides informed consent tips for podiatrists. It also includes a sample informed consent form.
Legal Resource Manual
NYSPMA is pleased to offer the NYSPMA Legal Resource Manual for Members.pdf as an exclusive benefit to our Membership. Please click the link to view the document; to download a copy and navigate the links, press Ctrl+S or choose download from beneath the File menu. This document is not for distribution and neither it nor the link should be provided to any other party.
Medicare Shared Savings Program Quality Measure Benchmarks
This document describes methods for calculating the quality performance benchmarks for Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) that are participating in the Medicare Shared Savings Program (Shared Savings Program) and presents the benchmarks for the 33 quality measures for the 2014 and 2015 quality reporting years. This document also reviews the quality performance thresholds and scoring, as described in the Shared Savings Program regulations.
NYSPMA HEDIS Project: Podiatry as a Partner in Primary Care
NYSPMA has long maintained that podiatry is well positioned to partner with primary care to provide prevention and screening services to prevent disease, improve outcomes and lower healthcare costs. Healthcare delivery is being increasingly evaluated by clinical practice measurements. One such measurement is called a HEDIS measurement.
Opioid Training Course
Here is a link to the courses recommended by the NY Department of health:
If you would like to take the course elsewhere, the course can be taken anywhere in the USA as long as it is accredited by one of the organizations below.
- Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME)
- The American Dental Association's Continuing Education Recognition Program (ADA CERP)
- The Academy of General Dentistry's Program Approval for Continuing Education (AGD PACE)
- The New York State Dental Association (NYSDA)
- American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA)
- Council on Podiatric Medical Education (CPME)
- The American Association of Colleges of Podiatric Medicine (AACPM)
- Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE)
- New York State Education Department
Population Health Improvement Program
The New York State Department of Health’s Population Health Improvement Program (PHIP) promotes a Triple Aim –better care, better population health and lower health care costs –by selecting regional contractors to provide a neutral forum for identifying, sharing, disseminating and helping implement best practices and strategies to promote population health and reduce health care disparities in their respective regions.
The New York State Health Care Provider Database
With support from the New York State Health Foundation (NYSHealth), HealtheConnections Health Planning undertook a planning project to assess the feasibility of making a statewide health care provider database a reality. Such a database could be instrumental in ensuring the best use of resources to achieve the maximum impact on reducing costs and improving service delivery throughout the State.
The database is envisioned to incorporate all licensed New York State health care providers (approximately 100,000–120,000 individuals), offer information that is modifiable and validated, and give users the ability to provide real-time feedback on accuracy of the information.