AANEM Advocacy News Express

AANEM News Express

The Future of Health Care

What does the future of health care look like? Attendees discussed just that during the June 2013 American Medical Association’s House of Delegates annual meeting.

AMA Working to Curtail FTC Recent Advances

Physicians have raised concerns that the physician-led team model of care is being undermined by the FTC through its aggressive advocacy on behalf of the independent practice of nonphysician health care professionals.

Resource Aids QI Integration

“The concept of quality measurement and value-based compensation programs are becoming an important part of the changing landscape of medicine,” said Pushpa Narayanaswami, MD.

Provider Self-Disclosure Protocols Clarified by OIG

Newly revised Provider Self-Disclosure Protocol from the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) aims to create a more transparent process for reporting potential fraud.

Bills Introduced in Congress to Delay ICD-10 Implementation

Over the last three weeks, bills have been introduced in both the House and Senate to block implementation of the ICD-10 diagnostic and procedure code set.

CMS Cuts and Access to Patient Care: Your Input Needed

When the 2013 Medicare fee schedule became public last November, our members predicted the drastic reduction in reimbursement for EDX procedures would impact patients, physicians, and employees of physicians’ practices.

What To Do When the U.S. Attorney General’s Office Calls

Return the call! It's an opportunity to educate key health care professionals, particularly now that the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ cut reimbursement for electrodiagnostic procedures.

Senate Bill May End Sequestration for Rest of Fiscal 2013

Senate leaders plan to introduce a bill this week that would eliminate sequester cuts for the remainder of the fiscal year.

State Liaisons Passionate about Advocacy

Physicians from Hawaii to Delaware attended the annual state liaison training event on April 13 in Chicago as a part of the AANEM’s state liaison program.

Mandatory Cuts to Medicare Begin

As of April 1, Congress has not taken action to delay the mandatory sequestration cuts to Medicare payments. Therefore, any Medicare claims with a date of service on or after April 1 will incur the 2% reduction.






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