AANEM News Express

AANEM News Express

CMS Cuts and Access to Patient Care: Your Input Needed

When the 2013 Medicare fee schedule became public last November, our members predicted the drastic reduction in reimbursement for EDX procedures would impact patients, physicians, and employees of physicians’ practices.

What To Do When the U.S. Attorney General’s Office Calls

Return the call! It's an opportunity to educate key health care professionals, particularly now that the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ cut reimbursement for electrodiagnostic procedures.

National Neuropathy Awareness Week May 13-17

Neuropathy Awareness Week draws attention to the significant toll this often painful and potentially debilitating disease is taking on Americans’ health and quality of life.

Congratulations to New Diplomates and CNCTs

The American Board of Electrodiagnostic Medicine (ABEM) is pleased to announce that 57 physicians and 19 technologists passed certifying exams.

Senate Bill May End Sequestration for Rest of Fiscal 2013

Senate leaders plan to introduce a bill this week that would eliminate sequester cuts for the remainder of the fiscal year.

Accreditation Establishes Standards, Ensures Quality Patient Care

Launched in April 2011, the EDX Laboratory Acreditation Program has received a tremendous response. The AANEM has accredited 130 labs in 40 states (as of February 1, 2013).

State Liaisons Passionate about Advocacy

Physicians from Hawaii to Delaware attended the annual state liaison training event on April 13 in Chicago as a part of the AANEM’s state liaison program.

Mandatory Cuts to Medicare Begin

As of April 1, Congress has not taken action to delay the mandatory sequestration cuts to Medicare payments. Therefore, any Medicare claims with a date of service on or after April 1 will incur the 2% reduction.

AANEM Urges FDA to Expedite Development of ALS Treatments

The AANEM urges the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to take action to help expedite the development and approval of new treatments for ALS.

Medicare Cuts Impact Access to Care

Physicians and patients alike are feeling the impact of Medicare reimbursement cuts. It’s likely that physicians who treat Medicare patients will be faced with difficult decisions as operating margins continue to shrink.