Advancing Neuromuscular, Musculoskeletal, & Electrodiagnostic Medicine

AANEM's News Stories

Global vs. Technical Billing
2/24/2015  Are you a physician who performs electrodiagnostic (EDX) and neuromuscular (NM) testing in a hospital setting? If so, the difference between global and technical billing could be especially relevant to you.

AANEM Seeks a Current Procedural Terminology Alternate Advisor
2/24/2015  The AANEM is searching for physicians interested in coding and reimbursement and wishing to increase awareness of EDX and NM medicine to represent AANEM at the American Medical Association’s Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) Advisory Committee. 

ABEM Announces Changes to MOCP and CNCT Exams
2/17/2015  The American Board of Electrodiagnostic Medicine (ABEM) is pleased to announce some big changes to the administration of both the ABEM Maintenance of Certification Program (MOCP) Exam and the Certified Nerve Conduction Technologist (CNCT) Exam. 

AANEM Releases List of Five Things Physicians and Patients Should Question
2/11/2015  Yesterday the AANEM released a list of five tests and procedures that doctors and their patients should question as a part of the Choosing Wisely campaign organized by the American Board of Internal Medicine Foundation.

Genetic Sequencing for LGMD Patients
2/11/2015  Emory University is partnering with a consortium of LGMD disease foundations (LGMD-diagnosis.org). Their goal is to do diagnostic sequencing research for patients suspected of having LGMD or other muscular dystrophy with similar clinical presentations. 

Inviting Neuromuscular Research Proposals
2/11/2015  The AANEM Foundation is pleased to announce a new partnership with the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to fund neuromuscular or electrodiagnostic research

Foundation Announces Neurotoxin Clinical Research Fellowship
1/27/2015  Recognizing the critical need for neuromuscular research, the AANEM Foundation is offering a one-year award to institutions to provide clinical research training for board-certified or board-eligible neurologists, physiatrists, or clinical neurophysiologists.
 

HHS Announces Stepped Up Timetable on Value-Based Payments
1/27/2015  News broke this week that Health and Human Services (HHS) has set some clear and, arguably, aggressive goals for shifting the Medicare program, and the health care system at large, from fee-for-service to value or quality-based reimbursement.

Muscle & Nerve Editorial Board Positions
1/27/2015  The AANEM is seeking applicants for the Muscle & Nerve Editorial Board. Openings include an associate editor and board member positions. 

2015 CPT Code Changes Impacting NM and EDX Medicine
1/27/2015  This fall the American Medical Association (AMA) released the 2015 CPT code changes that went into effect January 1, 2015. There were some minor changes relevant to electrodiagnostic and neuromuscular medicine. 
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