Practice

On Tuesday, June 20, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued its proposed rule for Year 2 of the Quality Payment Program (QPP), established under MACRA. Several of AANEM’s suggestions were adopted in the proposed rule. Of key importance is that CMS is, essentially, providing for another transition year. Under this rule, it is estimated that 94% or more of eligible clinicians would earn a positive or neutral payment adjustment. For information about the rule in effect for the current year, visit AANEM’s MACRA webpage: https://www.aanem.org/Practice/Medicare/MACRA
 
Based on a cursory review of the rule, it appears that CMS listened to extensive feedback provided by various medical associations and groups, including the AANEM, and made several changes to the QPP based on physician input. 
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Glossary of Terms

Glossary of Terms in Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine

The field of neuromuscular (NM) and electrodiagnostic (EDX) medicine requires a universal language to communicate effectively. It is for this reason that American Association of Neuromuscular & Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM) created a glossary of terms.  

The original glossary was produced in 1980 with updates in 1987 and 2001. This new 2015 edition includes over 50 new terms related to ultrasound along with seven original ultrasound images for illustration. The glossary has also been updated to include the changes made to anatomical terms based on the Terminologia Anatomica which is the international standard on human anatomic terminology.

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