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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



 

 

Blog

    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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    Transportation for Sono-EKG

    • Wednesday, March 14, 2018
    • Admin

    BRIEF Only a fraction of the EKG and ultrasound tests paid for by Medicare are performed outside of physicians' offices or hospital settings and, thus, are potentially affected by the payment policy changes. In 1995, Medicare paid approximately $597 million for 14 million EKGs...

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