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AANEM's News Stories

SGR Repeal Bill Sails Through Both Houses of Congress
4/15/2015  Both the U.S. House of Representatives (393-37) and the U.S. Senate (92-8) voted overwhelmingly to pass H.R. 2, the “Medicare Access and Chip Reauthorization Act” or MACRA, repealing and replacing the sustainable growth-rate (SGR).

AANEM Launches Its Centennial Podcast
4/7/2015  The AANEM has reached a major milestone—the recording of its centennial podcast! Nerve and Muscle Junction podcasts offer discourse on recent publications in NM and EDX medicine literature, featuring interviews with the authors and other experts. 

SGR Repeal: Update and Action Alert
4/7/2015  The U.S. House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly in favor of repealing and replacing the sustainable growth-rate (SGR) on March 27 with a vote of 392-37. It was immediately sent to the Senate. Now, AANEM needs your help! 

Mobile EDX Labs Provide Substandard Patient Care
3/24/2015  AANEM’s Professional Practice Committee released a new position statement on mobile diagnostic laboratories this week, stating, “Many mobile diagnostic lab testing companies offer substandard electrodiagnostic services.”

SGR Repeal: A Real Possibility?
3/24/2015  Could this be the year that a permanent fix to Medicare’s Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) payment scheme finally passes? It looks like it could be.

New White Paper: ICD-10 Testing for Small Practices
3/24/2015  The Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange released a white paper to advise small practices on ICD-10 testing. Does your practice have less than six physicians? You’ll want to take a look at this. 

Seeking Nominations for AANEM Board
3/10/2015  The AANEM Nominating Committee seeks AANEM Board of Director candidates to present for election at the annual meeting. Nominate yourself or a colleague today.

AANEM Member Receives PROSE Award Honorable Mention
3/10/2015  Congratulations to AANEM member Jeffrey Strakowski, MD, whose book, Ultrasound Evaluation of Focal Neuropathies: Correlation with Electrodiagnosis, received honorable mention in the 2015 PROSE Awards in the Clinical Medicine Practice Category.  

CMS Extends Reporting Deadlines for EHR and PQRS Programs
3/10/2015  Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) extends EHR Attestation and certain aspects of the PQRS program reporting deadlines. 

ICD-10 Testing With CMS
3/10/2015  ICD-10 testing can be the key to success during the transition from ICD-9. CMS offers two types of testing for providers. 
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