Physicians often need to distinguish inflammatory neuropathies from other neuropathies and motor neuron disorders. This study in Neurology discusses the use of ultrasound for diagnosis, and underlines that testing has robust merit.


Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) is a bipartisan legislation that was passed into law in April 2015.  This legislation represents a complete overhaul of the structure of physician payments by Medicare. Under MACRA, a new framework of payment called the Quality Payment Program (QPP) has been proposed.  The QPP includes two paths for physicians to choose from:  the Merit-Based Incentive Payment Systme (MIPS) or the Advanced Alternative Payment Models (APMs).  For more information on these two paths, please click on the links below.

MACRA Overview (Final Rule)

MIPS Overview (Final Rule)

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