COVID 19 INFORMATION AND UPDATES
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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 or email Rosie at: email@example.com and leave a comment, suggestion, question and any helpful tips you may have to assist fellow members and the Portable Diagnostic community. Your questions and comments will also be addressed in our FAQ section of this website and posted in APDA's Member Only weekly Covid-19 Newsletter.
The APDA is a national, non-profit organization representing member providers who supply portable diagnostic services, including portable x-ray, vascular ultrasound, ankle-brachial index testing, abdominal ultrasound, echocardiography, EKG, blood testing, bone densitometry, pulmonary function testing, telemedicine and other emerging portable modalities, all of which are delivered at the patient’s bedside. Our members’ patient focus is serving our most vulnerable citizens – the frail, elderly and disabled in long-term care facilities and in their private residences. Because our services are provided principally to Medicare beneficiaries, APDA vigorously represents our members in Washington, D.C. before Congress and at the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Administration (CMS). Upon joining APDA you will become part of team dedicated to supporting the portable diagnostics industry, helping our members deliver high quality care at a lower cost and achieving fair and equitable reimbursement for the services rendered.
- 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.
CMS hosts varied recurring stakeholder engagement sessions to share information related to the agency's response to Covid-19. These sessions are open to members of the healthcare community and are intended to provide updates, share best practices among peers, and offer attendees an opportunity to ask questions of CMS & other subect matter experts. Call details are below:Read More »
Visit this website daily for the latest information that APDA has to share about COVID-19. As concerns evolve with the coronavirus, we are working to bring our members and Portable Diagnostic partners the necessary guidance to prevent the spread of this disease and keep you informed of the ever changing policies programs, coding, compliance and more. If you have questions, comments or suggestions please send them to Rosie at: firstname.lastname@example.org.Read More »
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.pdfRead More »