AANEM News Express

AANEM News Express

FTC Provides Scope of Practice Update

    3/19/2012
FTC Provides Scope of Practice Update

CMS Delays 5010 Transaction Standards

    3/19/2012

CMS Delays 5010 Transaction Standards

NJ Upholds Ruling: PAs Cannot Perform EMG

    3/19/2012
On January 18, 2012, the Supreme Court of New Jersey affirmed the earlier decision of the Appellate Division of the Superior Court that precludes physician assistants (PAs) from performing needle EMG. The Court held that the New Jersey statute limits the right to perform needle EMG to only those licensed to practice “medicine and surgery.”

AANEM Announces New Podcast and Journal Item

    2/23/2012
AANEM has released a new podcast and journal item--both of which are available for download.

How to Deal with EMG Claims Denials

    2/22/2012
CPT code changes in 2012 resulted in three new codes that are to be used when needle EMGs are performed on the same date of service as nerve conduction studies (NCS). 

AANEM Endorses Intraoperative Monitoring Guideline

    2/21/2012
AANEM Endorses Intraoperative Monitoring Guideline

SGR News Update

    2/17/2012
SGR News Update

HHS announces intent to delay ICD-10 compliance date

    2/16/2012
As part of President Obama’s commitment to reducing regulatory burden, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen G. Sebelius today announced that HHS will initiate a process to postpone the date by which certain health care entities have to comply with International Classification of Diseases, 10th Edition diagnosis and procedure codes (ICD-10).

Long-time Member, Richard K. Olney, MD, Succumbs to ALS

    2/1/2012
Dr. Richard Olney, 64, AANEM member and internationally renowned researcher, died on January 27, 2012, after an 8-year battle with ALS.

AANEM Dues Deductibility

    1/27/2012

2011 DUES DEDUCTIBILITY:  The Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (OBRA) of 1993 was amended by the Internal Revenue Code to disallow federal income tax deductibility for the portion of dues paid by association members for lobbying activities.  It was estimated that up to 1% of your 2011 dues could possibly be used for lobbying. 



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