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SUPPORTING
PodMed STUDENTS
WHEN THEY
NEED IT MOST
APMA is the association for every
podiatrist-and podiatrist-in-training.
PodMed students enjoy free APMA
membership while in school and
access to numerous resources to
help prepare them for their podiatric
medical school journey, residency,
and eventually, practice.

I

n the last six months, APMA has expanded
its support resources for students. Many
students reported feeling a lack of connection with so many changes during the
COVID-19 public health crisis, including
many schools sending students home, loss of
clerkship opportunities, and a general sense
of uncertainty.
APMA has hosted several webinars specifically targeted at current students. These
webinars served to facilitate conversations
between current students, with third- and
fourth-year students as well as residents talking about things like their experiences in the
first two years of school, preparing for clerkships, and eventually preparing for residency.
Additionally, APMA has created a specific
logo for its student members to include in
their email signatures and published a LaugeHansen ankle fractures iBook for student use.
Students were able to attend the APMA
Online CECH Summer Series virtual conference
free of charge and are invited to participate in
this year's virtual Young Physicians' Institute.
To view these resources and more, visit
www.apma.org/students. If you have questions about the webinars, contact APMA
Career Development Manager Tiffany Kildale
at takildale@apma.org.

GETTING STARTED WITH CODING:
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT (E/M)
"The most common question I get from young physicians
about coding is 'Where do I start?'"
-Jeffrey Lehrman, DPM, CPC, APMA coding consultant

T

he shortest answer to the question posed to Dr. Lehrman is "APMA.org." Your
membership comes with access to the gold standard in foot and ankle coding,
including an abundance of articles, webinars, and podcasts, as well as significant
discounts to seminars and other events.
For example, are you curious about how coding an Evaluation and Management
(E/M) service starting on January 1, 2021, will change? APMA has a comprehensive
web page with information and a webinar addressing this issue, available at www.
apma.org/em2021.
Another recent hot topic related to E/M coding is the "significant and separately
identifiable E/M" encounter, sometimes involving the -25 modifier.
Here's some guidance:
* "25 Modifier Proper Use Guidelines," an article that details the importance
of accurate documentation and includes specific examples, available at
www.apma.org/25modifier.
* "Coding an E/M at the Same Time as a Procedure-When We Can and When We
Cannot," an hour-long webinar, available at www.apma.org/emwebinar.
For even more information, plan to attend the next APMA Virtual Coding Seminar,
November 14, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. ET. Earn up to 4.0 CECH from the comfort of your
own home or office and learn about the upcoming E/M coding changes, as well as
coding for routine foot care, imaging, wound care, and more. Young physicians and
residents pay only $49 to attend, and students can register for free. Learn more at
www.apma.org/thevirtualcodingseminar.


http://www.apma.org/em2021 http://www.apma.org/em2021 http://www.apma.org/25modifier http://www.apma.org/emwebinar http://www.apma.org/thevirtualcodingseminar http://www.apma.org/students

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