AANEM Advocacy News Express

AANEM News Express

AANEM Seeks Young Physician Alternate Delegate to AMA House of Delegates

    1/19/2023
Are you interested in policy-making, legislation, and scope of practice issues? AANEM is seeking a young physician to represent the association as both an Alternate Delegate and a Young Physician Section Delegate in the AMA House of Delegates. Apply by March 1, 2023.

Advocacy in Action: State Liaison Leads the Way for Patient Advocacy in Washington and Beyond

    11/1/2022
Advocacy in Action: State Liaison Leads the Way for Patient Advocacy in Washington and Beyond
 

Advocacy in Action: AANEM Members Invite Congressman to Visit EMG Lab

    8/30/2022
Four AANEM members welcomed Utah Congressman Burgess Owens (R-UT) to their EMG lab at the University of Utah Health as part of AANEM’s efforts to help legislators understand the complexity of EDX medicine and the importance of qualified providers and proper equipment.

AANEM Successfully Introduces EDX Legislation in U.S. House

    7/26/2022
AANEM Successfully Introduces EDX Legislation in U.S. House

Significant Pay Cuts Averted for 2022

    12/29/2021
In response to a large, concerted effort on the part of many physician groups, including AANEM, Congress took action at the very end of 2021 to avoid an impending nearly 10% cut to Medicare payments that would have gone into effect January 1, 2022.

On December 21, 2021, Congress passed the Protecting Medicare and American Farmers from Sequester Cuts Act which avoided a 4% statutory cut from the PAYGO (Pay-As-You-Go Act of 2010) provisions, extended the moratorium on the 2% Medicare payment sequester, and mitigated the significant 3.75% reduction in the Medicare conversion factor.

AANEM State Liaisons – Virtual Visits to Capitol Hill

    12/29/2021
AANEM returned to Washington, D.C. virtually for its 8th Annual Day on Capitol Hill in November. AANEM State Liaisons met with key legislative offices throughout the month of November to educate Senators and Representatives about electrodiagnostic (EDX) medicine and the current challenges facing the patient and professional community. 

The Liaisons’ primary “ask” of the offices was for support of AANEM’s continued efforts to advance quality standards for EDX medicine to both improve patient care and stop fraud and abuse in this area. Nearly every office was very supportive of this cause and seem poised to take actionable steps in support of the effort in the new year.

AANEM Attends AMA House of Delegates Meeting

    12/15/2021
The American Medical Association’s (AMA) House of Delegates (HOD) convened virtually once again in mid-November for its Interim Meeting. The meeting ran for 4.5 days, in addition to virtual caucus meetings throughout the 2 weeks leading up to it. The meeting covered a wide range of important, timely topics currently affecting health care in the United States.

AANEM Attends AMA House of Delegates Meeting

    6/28/2021
The AMA’s House of Delegates (HOD) convened virtually in mid-June for its Annual Meeting. The meeting ran for five and a half days, in addition to caucus meetings throughout the 2-3 weeks leading up to it. The meeting covered a wide range of important, timely topics currently affecting health care in the U.S. Not surprisingly, similar to the HOD Interim meeting last November, many of the resolutions brought before the HOD directly related to managing the COVID-19 pandemic.
 

President Biden’s Initial Health Care Priorities

    1/25/2021

On Wednesday, January 20, President Joe Biden was sworn in as the 46th President of the United States. In typical presidential fashion, shortly after being sworn in, President Biden issued several executive orders, many of which related directly to health care and, more specifically, the COVID-19 pandemic. Furthermore, as is customary, members of President Trump’s administration, 


2020 Omnibus Bill Averts Expected Medicare Cuts for Neurology and PM&R

    12/23/2020
The final COVID-19 relief legislation of 2020 was passed by Congress late on December 21. Included in this massive 5,593 page omnibus bill are several provisions expected to have substantial, positive impacts for physicians, including significantly softening what was expected to be a large reduction to the Medicare conversion factor in 2021.
 


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