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2015 Fee Schedule—What Does This Mean for Reimbursement?
11/18/2014  On October 31, 2015, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released the Final Rule for the 2015 Medicare Physician Payment Schedule. This document and addendum includes updates to the relative value units (RVU) for all medical procedures. 

Recap: 2014 AMA House of Delegates Interim Meeting
11/18/2014  The American Medical Association (AMA) House of Delegates (HOD) held its interim 2014 meeting in Dallas, TX, November 8-11. A variety of important issues were reviewed by the HOD.

AANEM Welcomes New President Dr. Vince Tranchitella
11/5/2014  The American Association of Neuromuscular & Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM) is pleased to announce the selection of Vincent J. Tranchitella, MD, to lead the organization in 2014-15 as its new president.

2015 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Released
11/5/2014  The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued its final payment rules for 2015 on October 31. The rules total nearly 3,000 pages in length. A cursory review indicates little to no direct impact on electrodiagnostic (EDX) medicine, as was indicated by the proposed rules released in July.

Dr. Chan Receives Best Abstract Award at the AANEM 61st Annual Meeting
10/20/2014  K. Ming Chan, MD, of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, will receive the award for his work entitled, “Post-Surgical Electrical Stimulation Enhances Sensory Function Following Digital Nerve Transection: A Double Blind, Randomized Controlled Clinical Trial.”

Dr. Shklyar Receives Golseth Young Investigator Award
10/20/2014  While the Golseth Young Investigator Award is meant to showcase outstanding research by physicians in early practice, it is rare that the recipient is as young as this year’s Irina Shklyar, MD, of New Haven, CT.

Guideline Offers Direction in Genetic Testing for Certain Types of Muscular Dystrophy
10/13/2014  A new guideline from the AANEM and American Academy of Neurology  recommends guidance on how doctors should evaluate the full picture in order to determine what genetic tests may best diagnose a person’s subtype of limb-girdle or distal muscular dystrophy.

CMS Re-opens Hardship Exemption Applications for Meaningful Use
10/8/2014  On October 7, CMS announced that they are re-opening and extending the hardship exemption application deadline to November 30, 2014.  A successful application allows providers to avoid the 2015 Medicare penalties for not demonstrating meaningful use of Certified Electronic Health Record Technology (CEHRT).  

State Liaisons Meet for Day on Capitol Hill
9/24/2014  On September 15, AANEM hosted its first Day on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. AANEM staff led 26 members of AANEM’s State Liaison Program on meetings with a total of 76 congressional offices.

2014 MOCP Examination Set for 11/1; Register by 9/30
9/22/2014  The next ABEM Maintenance of Certification Program (MOCP) examination will be administered during the annual meeting on Saturday, November 1, 2014, at the Harbor Ballroom at the Westin Savannah Hotel, Savannah, GA.
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