AANEM Advocacy News Express

AANEM News Express

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.

Committees Provide Opportunity to Network, ‘Shape the Future’

Shape the future of this organization by becoming involved in an AANEM committee or task force. The goal is to have each group represented.

United Healthcare to Reprocess EDX Claims

In response to a request from AANEM, United Healthcare announced this morning its plan to correct an error that has impacted provider reimbursement nationwide.

Sequestration Cuts Medicare Reimbursement Beginning April 1

The federal budget sequester went into effect March 1 after a lack of Congressional action to avoid the automatic spending cuts.

Medicare Reductions: What Can You Do Legally?

As the first Medicare checks of the New Year are arriving in physician practices, AANEM members are seeing the reality of the 2013 reimbursement changes, and they are raising many questions.

Tell Congress to Resolve Sequestration Cuts

If Congress fails to reach an agreement on sequestration cuts before the end of March, AANEM members will face additional Medicare reimbursement cuts.

Congress Considers End to SGR Formula

In Congress last week, a bill was introduced by Rep. Allyson Schwartz, D-PA, and Rep. Joe Heck, DO, R-NV, that seeks to end Medicare’s sustainable growth rate (SGR) formula.

Survey Reveals Potential Impact of CMS Reimbursement Changes

In November 2012, the AANEM conducted a member survey to determine the potential impact of the 2013 CMS cuts to nerve conduction study (NCS) codes.

Will the SGR Finally be Fixed?

From 2003 through 2013, Congress has enacted 15 separate laws to prevent SGR-driven pay cuts, but there could be a change on the horizon.






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