AANEM Advocacy News Express

AANEM News Express

Seven High-Profile NCS Fraud Cases

Since May 2012, the OIG has leveled penalties of almost $13 million in restitution/fines, along with jail terms equal to 70 years behind bars, to providers who have been found guilty of fraudulently billing nerve conduction tests.

Please Respond: Private Payer Reimbursement Survey

AANEM has been hard at work to identify strategies and develop resources to respond to the recent Medicare reimbursement cuts. We need your help to provide us with accurate and timely data.

New Claim Form Accepted Beginning January 6, 2014

A new version of the CMS 1500 claim form has been approved by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and the Office of Management and Budget. Medicare has indicated they will begin accepting the revised form on January 6, 2014.

Ensure Success Amid Reimbursement Cuts

Physicians practicing electrodiagnostic medicine have faced significant challenges this year. If you are one of them, you have undoubtedly felt the impact. Find answers to your pressing questions at the AANEM 60th Annual Meeting.

How’s the Service Provided by Your MAC?

Have you registered to participate in the Medicare Administrative Contractor (MAC) Satisfaction Indicator yet?

We’re Advocating for You

Over the last eight months, the AANEM Advocacy team has worked to educate staff at CMS about the unintended consequences of the coding changes for reporting nerve conduction studies.

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.