AANEM News Express

AANEM News Express

Health Insurance Marketplaces Bring New Patients, Challenges

    1/14/2014
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

    12/17/2013
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

    12/10/2013
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

    12/9/2013
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

    12/4/2013
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

    11/26/2013
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

    11/25/2013
A promising and powerful technique to identify the cause of hereditary spastic paraplegia (HSP)?

First Overseas Electrodiagnostic Laboratory Accredited

    11/19/2013
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.

Referring and Ordering Denial Edits to be Implemented January

    11/8/2013
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has instructed Medicare Administrative Contractors (MACs) to turn on an edit to deny claims without a valid referring or ordering National Provider Identifier.

Becoming Certified in EDX Medicine

    11/5/2013
Did you know that the American Board of Electrodiagnostic Medicine (ABEM) examination is the only certifying examination that exclusively focuses on electrodiagnostic (EDX) medicine?


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