AANEM Practice News Express

AANEM News Express

CMS Extends Attestation Deadline

    2/24/2016
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that they have extended the attestation deadline for the Medicare and Medicaid Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Programs to Friday, March 11, 2016

CMS Mandates Providers Have 60 Days to Return Overpayments 

    2/24/2016
According to final regulations released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) on February 11, 2016, physicians must actively look for overpayment through self-audits and other forms of research.  Physicians have 60 days from the date of identification to return overpayments to Medicare.

2016 Coding Guide Now Available

    2/24/2016
The 2016 version of the AANEM Coding Guide is now availalbe. The AANEM Online Coding Guide is the most comprehensive source for electrodiagnostic (EDX) and neuromuscular (NM) coding.

Send AANEM Your CBR

    2/24/2016
Approximately 4,500 Medicare providers of electrodiagnostic tests received comparative billing reports (CBRs) earlier this month. If you received one, please send a copy of your report to the AANEM policy department at policy@aanem.org or via fax at (507) 288-1225.

Corticosteroid Treatments in Males with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

    2/10/2016
This study in the Journal of Child Neurology evaluated the association between steroid use and loss of ambulation in Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy in 477 patients collected at multiple sites over 30 years. 

CMS to Release Comparative Billing Reports on EDX Testing in February

    1/27/2016
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will be issuing a national provider Comparative Billing Report (CBR) on Electrodiagnostic (EDX) Testing on February 1, 2016. 

Meaningful Use Hardship Applications Streamlined

    1/27/2016
CMS is implementing changes due to the recent passage of The Patient Access and Medicare Protection Act (PAMPA),  moving more quickly on applications for exceptions from Meaningful Use Stage 2 requirements for the 2015 calendar year.

Do EMG Results Predict Response to Epidural Steroid Injections?

    1/27/2016
This study in the Journal of Nature and Science evaluated the relationship between EMG diagnosis and pain improvement following epidural steroid injection

Fludarabine may be considered in the treatment of refractory CIDP - new evidence from a small case series

    1/13/2016
New evidence from a small case series in Journal of Clinical Neuromuscular Disease - Fludarabine has shown efficacy in the treatment of CIDP associated with monoclonal gammopathy and distal acquired demyelinating symmetric neuropathy, and may be an option for patients with refractory disease

ABEM MOCP Annual Recording Fees Due by Dec. 31

    12/29/2015
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.


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