Medicaid, Medical Liability Reform at Forefront of 27th Annual Podiatric Medical Legislative Conference

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Several hundred state and national leaders in podiatric medicine will meet with key legislators in the nation’s capital to discuss Medicaid, medical liability reform, and other priority health-care concerns at the 27th Annual Podiatric Medical Legislative Conference.

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The 27th Annual Podiatric Medical Legislative Conference is being hosted by the American Podiatric Medical Association, in Washington, DC.

[APMA looks] forward to educating our country’s leaders about a podiatrist’s education, their key role in delivering needed health care, and the issues faced by the profession that only legislators can resolve.

From March 19–21, several hundred state and national leaders in podiatric medicine will meet with key legislators in the nation’s capital to discuss Medicaid, medical liability reform, and other priority health-care concerns at the 27th Annual Podiatric Medical Legislative Conference.

Hosted by the American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA), the Podiatric Legislative Conference will be held at the JW Marriott in Washington, DC, and welcome several notable guest speakers: US Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA), as well as US Representatives Steve King (R-IA), and Jason Altmire (D-PA).

“The Podiatric Legislative Conference helps today’s podiatrists to build and maintain integral relationships, and to introduce members of Congress to the profession of podiatric medicine,” said Joseph Caporusso, DPM, president of APMA. “We look forward to educating our country’s leaders about a podiatrist’s education, their key role in delivering needed health care, and the issues faced by the profession that only legislators can resolve.”

Government and private sector experts will also share how important policy matters affect health-care delivery in 2012. Among the key issues APMA podiatrists will highlight with senators and representatives are: Medicaid beneficiary access to podiatric physicians (HR 3364/S 1309); permanent SGR/physician payment reform; IPAB repeal; preserving provider Non-Discrimination protections in the Affordable Care Act; and medical liability reform.

The current primary focus of APMA’s advocacy efforts is the passage of legislation to affirm the role of podiatrists as physicians within all federal legislation.

For more information on the 27th Annual Podiatric Medical Legislative Conference, contact Peter Stein at pjstein(at)apma(dot)org.

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The American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA) is the nation's leading professional organization for today’s podiatrists. Doctors of Podiatric Medicine (DPMs) are qualified by their education, training, and experience to diagnose and treat conditions affecting the foot, ankle, and structures of the leg. APMA has 53 state component locations across the United States and its territories, with a membership of more than 12,000 podiatrists. All practicing APMA members are licensed by the state in which they practice podiatric medicine. For more information, visit http://www.apma.org.        

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