AANEM News Express

AANEM News Express

2014 Coding Guide: A Comprehensive Resource

The AANEM Online Coding Guide is the most comprehensive source for EDX coding information including: all neuromuscular CPT and diagnosis codes and detailed explanations of how and when to use new EDX codes and CPT modifiers.

CMS to Offer ICD-10 Testing in March

AANEM has learned that all Medicare Administrative Contractors (MACs) will be offering real-time ICD-10 testing March 3-7, 2014.

Health Insurance Marketplaces Bring New Patients, Challenges

Seeing an influx of newly insured patients who purchased their health insurance through either a state or federal health care exchange? How do you verify your patient's benefits and coverage?

Muscle Histone Deacetylase 4 Upregulation in ALS

The typical course of ALS is rapidly progressive but in some patients the course is protracted with prolonged survival, sometimes for decades. Could the HDA gene be a potential target for therapeutic approaches to slow disease progression?

Relief for EMG Reimbursement, NCS Cuts Remain

On Wednesday, November 27, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services released its 2014 Physician Fee Schedule Final Rule containing its decision whether or not to change the established 2013 EMG and NCS relative value units for 2014.

High-Dosage Ascorbic Acid Treatment in CMT Disease Type 1A

One of the largest randomized controlled trials of an intervention for patients with CMT. Earlier studies using lower doses of AA did not prove effective, but higher doses in mouse models improved both clinical and histological outcomes.

FDA Granted More Power Over Drug Compounding Pharmacies

Last week, a bill was signed into law that grants the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) more regulatory power over drug compounding pharmacies.

Recap: 2013 AMA House of Delegates Interim Meeting

During the AMA HOD interim meeting, the AANEM co-sponsored a resolution designed to resolve the disparities in health promotion and preventative screenings experienced by individuals with disabilities.

Targeted Next Generation Sequencing in SPAST-Negative HSP

A promising and powerful technique to identify the cause of hereditary spastic paraplegia (HSP)?

First Overseas Electrodiagnostic Laboratory Accredited

The AANEM has accredited 156 electrodiagnostic (EDX) laboratories in the United States since its 2011 launch, but the Landstuhl Regional Medical Center is the first EDX laboratory outside of the country to receive accreditation.