AANEM Practice News Express

AANEM News Express

Congratulations to Newly Certified CNCT Technologists!

Congratulations to the technologists who successfully passed the 2018 Certified Nerve Conduction Technologist (CNCT) Examination through the American Board of Electrodiagnostic Medicine (ABEM).  

ABEM, MOCP, and CNCT Certification Exams Now Reimbursable by the VA

Attention veterans and those eligible for educational benefits through the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), exams offered by the American Board of Electrodiagnostic Medicine (ABEM) are now reimbursable through the GI Bill:

Congratulations to ABEM’s Newest Diplomates!

Congratulations to the physicians who successfully passed the 2018 American Board of Electrodiagnostic Medicine (ABEM) Certification Examination. The passing rate for first-time exam takers was over 90% this year. 

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About MACRA and the Quality Payment Program (QPP) 

AANEM has a new resource available only to AANEM members on MACRA and the Quality Payment Program (QPP). This resource –
MACRA & the Quality Payment Program (QPP): A Guide for AANEM Members – is a comprehensive, how-to guide that plainly and succinctly describes all of the steps involved in participating in the QPP with details specific to physicians working in neuromuscular and electrodiagnostic medicine.

MIPS Deadline Fast Approaching: What You Need to Do Now

Deadlines are fast approaching if you plan to submit data for the 2017
Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) performance period. Don’t wait until the last minute to submit your data. Submit early and often. The two key dates are:

​ABEM Certification Now Approved for Advertising in Florida

On January 3, 2018, the Florida Medical Board’s Rules/Legislative Committee published intended final approval for physicians in Florida to advertise their certification by the American Board of Electrodiagnostic Medicine (ABEM). The ABEM requested this rule change in late fall of 2017, with the final approval going into effect in early 2018. 

2018 Coding Guide Now Available

Purchase the
AANEM 2018 Online Coding Guide today – the most comprehensive source for electrodiagnostic (EDX) and neuromuscular (NM) coding. Your purchase will provide you with access to the Online Coding Guide website through the end of 2018. Simply log into the AANEM website and use the link provided to gain access to this valuable tool.

2018 Physician Fee Schedule Final Rule: What Does it Mean for Reimbursement?

On November 2, 2017, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued the
final rule updating payment policies and payment rates for physicians under the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) for 2018. Within this document and addendum are updates to the relative value units (RVU), which include work RVUs, practice expense (PE) RVUs, malpractice (MP) RVUs, as well as the Medicare conversion factor.
This article summarizes some of the changes affecting reimbursement for AANEM members for the calendar year (CY) 2018.







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