AANEM Practice News Express

AANEM News Express

Genetic Sequencing for LGMD Patients

    2/11/2015
Emory University is partnering with a consortium of LGMD disease foundations (
LGMD-diagnosis.org). Their goal is to do diagnostic sequencing research for patients suspected of having LGMD or other muscular dystrophy with similar clinical presentations. 

HHS Announces Stepped Up Timetable on Value-Based Payments

    1/27/2015
News broke this week that Health and Human Services (HHS) has set some clear and, arguably, aggressive goals for shifting the Medicare program, and the health care system at large, from fee-for-service to value or quality-based reimbursement.

ABEM MOCP Annual Recording Fees Due by Dec. 31

    12/18/2014
If you are enrolled in the American Board of Electrodiagnostic Medicine’s (ABEM) Maintenance of Certification Program (MOCP), your deadline for submitting your annual CME recording fee ($30) and form is December 31 to avoid a late fee.

2015 Fee Schedule—What Does This Mean for Reimbursement?

    11/18/2014
On October 31, 2014, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released the Final Rule for the 2015 Medicare Physician Payment Schedule. This document and addendum includes updates to the relative value units (RVU) for all medical procedures. 


2014 MOCP Examination Set for 11/1; Register by 9/30

    9/22/2014
The next ABEM Maintenance of Certification Program (MOCP) examination will be administered during the annual meeting on Saturday, November 1, 2014, at the Harbor Ballroom at the Westin Savannah Hotel, Savannah, GA.


CNCT Examination Changes Format

    7/24/2014
The American Board of Electrodiagnostic Medicine’s (ABEM) Certified Nerve Conduction Technologist (CNCT) Examination is changing beginning in 2015.

2015 Medicare Fee Schedule: CMS Predicts Zero Impact on EDX Physicians

    7/16/2014
On July 3, 2014, CMS issued a proposed rule updating payment policies and rates for physicians under the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) in 2015.



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