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COVID 19 INFORMATION AND UPDATES
APDA encourages members to stay vigilant and monitor this Website Daily along with CDC NEWS AND UPDATES as the country and healthcare communities work together to keep American patients, providers and residents safe and healthy. Providers should review and reinforce their infection control policies to assure they are keeping in line with all required regulatory infection control guidelines. Click on RESOURCES link below for updates & helpful links.

APDA COVID 19 RESOURCES     

MEMBERS ONLY:
APDA's Board will conduct a series of brainstorming/round table COVID-19 discussions where we will share ideas and problem solve issues affecting member's operations. Members - Please sign in and go to the RESOURCES tab for the latest discussion.
We invite you to send us -through our blog or contact tab - any topics or questions you may want addressed during these discussions. 

APDA realizes the unique issues portable diagnostic providers are having as we all work through this pandemic.  We invite readers to visit our blog section and leave a comment, suggestion, question and any helpful tips you may have to assist fellow members and the Portable Diagnostic community.  


APDA's Mission

The mission of the American Portable Diagnostics Association (APDA) is to promote, educate and advocate for portable diagnostics on behalf of its members and their patients, the frail, elderly and disabled, as a key strategy in our nation’s effort to achieve the Triple Aim: Improving Care, Improving Health, and Reducing Costs.

APDA Values

  • APDA is recognized as a model health care trade association that stands for excellence in training and educating its members in best practices for the purpose of delivering high quality diagnostic care at a fair price while working with all stakeholders to lower the overall cost of care.
  • APDA educates the public and policy makers at the federal and state level on the value of portable diagnostic services.
  • APDA and its members are known for developing innovative, portable solutions to delivering personalized, compassionate care at the bedside to our nation’s most vulnerable citizens – the frail, the elderly and the disabled.
  • APDA and its members are known for integrity and responsiveness to patient needs.
  • APDA members strive to create a nurturing environment in their workplaces where their employees are empowered to achieve their highest potential and receive a fair wage.

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Patients of Portable Diagnostics

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 “I can’t tell you how wonderful it was not to have to transport her to a hospital when she needed an x-ray or scan.  She is 91 years old and very fragile. Sometimes she could barely hold her head up or walk.”

– Rene Steven  |  Patient’s Daughter



 

 

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    CMS Announces Actions to Address spread of Coronavirus

    • Saturday, March 7, 2020
    • Admin

    Visit this website daily for the latest information that APDA has to share about COVID-19. As concerns arise with the emerging coronavirus, officially named COVID-19, we are working to bring our members and Portable Diagnostic partners the necessary guidance to prevent the spread of this disease. Please click on the link below to read the full article, leave a comment and join the blog  

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    CMS Finalizes Industry-backed Modernization of Portable x-ray Conditions of Coverage

    • Thursday, September 26, 2019
    • Admin

    Exciting News! Great Win for APDA members and the Industry! On September 26, 2019, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) finalized a rule to modernize the Portable X-ray Conditions of Coverage (CoC). As a result of joint advocacy efforts by the American Portable Diagnostics Association(APDA) and the National Association for the Support of Long-term Care (NASL), with support from AMDA – the Society for Post-Acute and Long Term Care Medicine.  UPDATE to changes 9/30/2019 The final rule updating the Portable X-ray Conditions of Coverage (CoC) was published in today's edition of the Federal Register (September 30, 2019). This means the changes become effective in 60 days – November 29, 2019. Here is a link to the final rule published in the Federal Register: https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-30/pdf/2019-20736.pdf  

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    APDA Plans for Changing Reimbursement Including Ultrasound Transport

    • Thursday, March 29, 2018
    • Admin

    Important Announcement Impacting Your Portable Imaging Supplier's National Provider Identifier (NPI) and Health Plan Enrollment

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