AANEM Advocacy News Express

AANEM News Express

Medicare SGR and Sequestration Cuts Averted

    1/3/2013
Thanks to last minute votes by both the Senate and House of Representatives, Medicare physician reimbursement rates will remain at the 2012 level through 2013.

Coding Alert: Update on AANEM Meeting with CMS

    12/21/2012
Yesterday, representatives from AANEM, AAN, AAPMR, and APTA* traveled to Washington D.C. to meet with Jonathan Blum, director, Center for Medicare Management.

One Simple Step to Help Shape Health Care Policy

    12/11/2012
Don’t miss your opportunity to help shape health care policy. When renewing your AMA membership, be sure to indicate AANEM as your specialty society.

AANEM Sends Coalition Letter to Congress

    12/10/2012
On December 10, 2012, the AANEM and 98 other organizations concerned about the impact of the 2013 cuts to reimbursement for electrodiagnostic (EDX) procedures sent a coalition letter to Congressional leadership and committees.

Coding Update: Please Act Now

    12/6/2012
It’s time to act! We need you to contact your members of Congress today to tell them to protect the future of electrodiagnostic and neuromuscular medicine.

2013 Coding Changes Significantly Reduce EDX RVUs

    11/14/2012
CMS has announced the electrodiagnostic medicine relative value units for 2013. While most EMG RVUs have increased, the nerve conduction study RVUs have decreased significantly.

Reduction of RVUs for EMG and NCS Codes

    11/2/2012
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has published its work and practice relative value units (RVUs) for 2013.

AANEM Endorses IVIg Guideline

    3/27/2012
The American Association of Neuromuscular & and Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM) recently endorsed the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) guideline on IVIg.

CMS Delays 5010 Transaction Standards

    3/19/2012

CMS Delays 5010 Transaction Standards

How to Deal with EMG Claims Denials

    2/22/2012
CPT code changes in 2012 resulted in three new codes that are to be used when needle EMGs are performed on the same date of service as nerve conduction studies (NCS). 


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