AANEM Advocacy News Express

AANEM News Express

Advocacy Update from Capitol Hill

Ahead of the President’s Day congressional recess, the Senate worked overtime to confirm key nominees to join President Trump’s cabinet. Most notably, former Georgia Congressman Tom Price was confirmed as the new Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

CMS Responds to AANEM Efforts

At the end of 2016, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) finally responded to repeated requests for information on agency efforts to curb fraud and abuse while ensuring quality of care in electrodiagnostic (EDX) medicine.

114th Congress: Session Wrap-Up

As the 114th Congress and the Obama Administration wind down, legislators and agencies have rushed to complete work on critical pending items. Most notably, the House and Senate both passed long-debated bipartisan legislation to bolster medical research and patient care, the 21st Century Cures Act (H.R. 34)

Recap: 2016 AMA House of Delegates Interim Meeting

The American Medical Association (AMA) House of Delegates (HOD) met in Orlando, FL, on November 12-15, 2016, for its interim meeting.

September Action Alert: New Congressional Sign On Letter

Help advocate for quality patient care in electrodiagnistic (EDX) medicine by contacting your House Representative to ask them to join the bipartisan sign on letter to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). 

House Takes Up AANEM Cause, Seeks Advocacy Letter Co-Signer

AANEM advocacy efforts continue to gain momentum. In addition to outreach by key Senators to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), legislators in the House of Representatives are taking an active interest in issues of quality and patient access to sites of care in electrodiagnostic (EDX) medicine, including a new sign-on letter to CMS.

AANEM Advocacy: Lab Accreditation vs. ABEM Certification

In response to the continued growth of fraud, abuse, and the number of unqualified providers performing EDX studies, the AANEM Board voted to move forward with an ambitious plan of working to establish mandatory standards for EDX medicine nationwide based upon AANEM’s EDX Laboratory Accreditation Program. Some members have asked - why did AANEM chose to use the EDX Laboratory Accreditation Program versus requiring ABEM certification?

US Senators Support AANEM Advocacy Efforts

AANEM advocacy efforts are building congressional support and increasing awareness of the issues impacting electrodiagnostic (EDX) medicine, including joining the sign-on letter to CMS asking the agency to work with the stakeholder community on quality-based solutions and to report on any efforts to curb fraud and abuse in EDX medicine.

AANEM Comments on MACRA Proposed Rule

The AANEM submitted a
comment letter  to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) on June 27 regarding its proposed rule implementing MACRA (Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act).