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AANEM's News Stories

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.

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).

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.

Deadline for ICD-10 Finalized
8/12/2014  October 1, 2015, is the new ICD-10 compliance date mandated in a final rule by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) last month.

Dystrophinopathy Diagnosis: Skin Biopsy, an Emerging Novel Tool
7/29/2014  In this study, 119 patients (111 boys and 8 girls) with suspected muscular dystrophy underwent both a skin biopsy (from the anterior thigh) and a gold standard confirmatory test. 

CNCT Examination Changes Format
7/24/2014  The American Board of Electrodiagnostic Medicine’s (ABEM) Certified Nerve Conduction Technologist (CNCT) Examination is changing beginning in 2015.
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