AANEM News Express

AANEM News Express

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.

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. 

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.

AANEM Welcomes New President Dr. Vince Tranchitella

    11/5/2014
The American Association of Neuromuscular & Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM) is pleased to announce the selection of Vincent J. Tranchitella, MD, to lead the organization in 2014-15 as its new president.


Dr. Chan Receives Best Abstract Award at the AANEM 61st Annual Meeting

    10/20/2014
K. Ming Chan, MD, of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, will receive the award for his work entitled, “Post-Surgical Electrical Stimulation Enhances Sensory Function Following Digital Nerve Transection: A Double Blind, Randomized Controlled Clinical Trial.”

Dr. Shklyar Receives Golseth Young Investigator Award

    10/20/2014
While the Golseth Young Investigator Award is meant to showcase outstanding research by physicians in early practice, it is rare that the recipient is as young as this year’s Irina Shklyar, MD, of New Haven, CT.

Guideline Offers Direction in Genetic Testing for Certain Types of Muscular Dystrophy

    10/13/2014
A new
guideline from the AANEM and American Academy of Neurology  recommends guidance on how doctors should evaluate the full picture in order to determine what genetic tests may best diagnose a person’s subtype of limb-girdle or distal muscular dystrophy.

CMS Re-opens Hardship Exemption Applications for Meaningful Use

    10/8/2014
On October 7, CMS announced that they are re-opening and extending the
hardship exemption application deadline to November 30, 2014.  A successful application allows providers to avoid the 2015 Medicare penalties for not demonstrating meaningful use of Certified Electronic Health Record Technology (CEHRT).  

State Liaisons Meet for Day on Capitol Hill

    9/24/2014
On September 15, AANEM hosted its first Day on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. AANEM staff led 26 members of AANEM’s State Liaison Program on meetings with a total of 76 congressional offices.


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