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AANEM's News Stories

Denials? AMA's Tool Could Help
8/26/2014  Does your practice utilize Electronic Remittance Advice (ERA)? If so, the American Medical Association (AMA) recently updated an online tool, called the Claims Workflow Assistant, which can help your practice ensure accurate payment of claims and appeal denials.

Quality and Resource Use Reports Available Soon
8/26/2014  Physicians, it’s time to access your confidential Medicare feedback reports, called Quality and Resource Use Reports (QRUR). In early September, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) will make QRURs available based on care provided in 2013 to all groups and solo practitioners. 

There is Still Time to Register for the Open Payment System
8/26/2014  The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has extended the deadline for data review through the Sunshine Act portal until September 8. Physicians should review reports and seek necessary corrections as soon as possible. 

Dr. DiMauro to Receive AANEM Honorary Membership
8/18/2014  The AANEM recognizes nonmembers who are major contributors to the fields of EDX or NM disease with Honorary Membership. The 2014 recipient is Salvatore (Billi) DiMauro, MD, for his scholarly achievements and clinical excellence.

Dr. Andary to Receive AANEM Distinguished Physician Award
8/18/2014  Michael T. Andary, MD, MS, is the recipient of the AANEM’s 2014 Distinguished Physician Award, which recognizes a member’s superior achievements as a clinician, educator, and association volunteer.

Dr. Doherty to Receive AANEM Distinguished Researcher Award
8/18/2014  “I am extremely honored to be recognized by the AANEM as the Distinguished Researcher Award recipient for 2014,” said Timothy J. Doherty, MD, PhD, FRCP(C).

Kyle Bryant Receives First-Ever Public Recognition Award
8/18/2014  The 2014 Public Recognition Award is presented to Kyle Bryant by the AANEM for his tireless efforts to raise awareness and research dollars for Friedreich’s ataxia (FA).

Dr. Hallett to Receive AANEM Lifetime Achievement Award
8/18/2014  Mark Hallett, MD, receives the AANEM’s highest member honor—the Lifetime Achievement Award—for the breadth and depth of his contributions to the EDX and NM fields, including mentoring young investigators and faculty nationally and internationally.

Seeking Items for Foundation Silent Auction
8/12/2014  The AANEM Foundation for Research & Education is seeking in-kind donations for its annual silent auction to be held at the AANEM Annual Meeting in Savannah, GA.

EDX Congressional Sign-On Letter Sent to CMS
8/12/2014  On July 31, a congressional sign-on letter was sent to the Centers of Medicare and Medicaid Services voicing concern about the impact the 2013 Medicare reimbursement cuts to several EDX codes have had on patient access to quality care.
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