AANEM Advocacy News Express

AANEM News Express

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.

2013 EDX Code Set Inappropriately Causing Insurance Denials

Have you been experiencing claims denials of EMG codes 95885-95887 when billed with the new nerve conduction study (NCS) codes 95907-95913?

Revised Medicare Fee Schedule Has Been Posted

On January 4, the revised 2013 Medicare fee schedule was posted on the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services website.

Medicare SGR and Sequestration Cuts Averted

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

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

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

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.