AANEM Advocacy News Express

AANEM News Express

SGR Repeal Bill Sails Through Both Houses of Congress

    4/21/2015
Both the U.S. House of Representatives (393-37) and the U.S. Senate (92-8) voted overwhelmingly to pass H.R. 2, the “Medicare Access and Chip Reauthorization Act” or MACRA, repealing and replacing the sustainable growth-rate (SGR).

SGR Repeal: Update and Action Alert

    4/7/2015
The U.S. House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly in favor of repealing and replacing the sustainable growth-rate (SGR) on March 27 with a vote of 392-37. It was immediately sent to the Senate. Now, AANEM needs your help! 

Mobile EDX Labs Provide Substandard Patient Care

    3/24/2015
AANEM’s Professional Practice Committee released a new position statement on mobile diagnostic laboratories this week, stating, “Many mobile diagnostic lab testing companies offer substandard electrodiagnostic services.”

SGR Repeal: A Real Possibility?

    3/24/2015
Could this be the year that a permanent fix to Medicare’s Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) payment scheme finally passes? It looks like it could be.

Another Temporary Patch Expected

    3/10/2015
The seemingly perpetual battle over Medicare payments to physicians based on the Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) is set to take center stage on Capitol Hill later this month. Once again, it appears that Congress will pass yet another temporary patch. 

2015 CPT Code Changes Impacting NM and EDX Medicine

    1/27/2015
This fall the American Medical Association (AMA) released the 2015 CPT code changes that went into effect January 1, 2015. There were some minor changes relevant to electrodiagnostic and neuromuscular medicine. 

2015 Coding Guide Now Available

    1/27/2015
The AANEM announced the release of the 2015 version of their Coding Guide on January 27, 2015.  The AANEM 2015 Online Coding Guide is the most comprehensive source for electrodiagnostic (EDX) and neuromuscular (NM) coding.  

Continuing the Fight Against Fraud

    1/13/2015
AANEM continues to work on educating payers about quality electrodiagnostic (EDX) medicine studies. Most recently, on December 10, Peter Grant, MD, gave a fraud and abuse presentation to over 30 medical directors.

Fighting to Ensure Quality in Neuromuscular and EDX Medicine

    12/2/2014
AANEM’s health policy director, Millie Birr, JD, MPP, exhibited at the National Healthcare Antifraud Association’s (NHCAA) Anti-Fraud Expo in Dallas in mid-November.  More than 1,000 private and public payers and healthcare anti-fraud law enforcement personnel attended the conference, with 100 attendees stopping by the AANEM booth.

Recap: 2014 AMA House of Delegates Interim Meeting

    11/18/2014
The American Medical Association (AMA) House of Delegates (HOD) held its interim 2014 meeting in Dallas, TX, November 8-11. A variety of important issues were reviewed by the HOD.


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