CMS is launching the ICD-10 Clinical Concepts Series for specialties. Posted on the CMS ICD-10 website, each guide in the series compiles key information from the Road to 10 online tool in a PDF format that can be readily shared, emailed, posted to websites, and printed.
The American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) Board of Directors has unanimously approved a policy change in response to concerns from program directors, society leadership and others in the internal medicine community regarding the link between Maintenance of Certification (MOC) enrollment and certification status. Effective immediately, diplomates who are meeting all other programmatic requirements will not lose certification simply for failure to enroll in MOC. They will be reported as “Certified, Not Participating in MOC” if they choose not to enroll in the program. For more information visit ABIM’s blog here.
ASE Members who obtain MOC credit via ASEUniversity or any of ASE’s Live Courses have their MOC credits transferred to ABIM free of charge.
Join Raymond Stainback MD, FASE, Medical Director, Non-Invasive Cardiology of the Texas Heart Institute, on Wednesday, August 19 at 1:00 pm Eastern Time for an interactive live webinar, as he reviews the ASE publication: Echocardiography in the Management of Patients with Left Ventricular Assist Devices: Recommendations from the American Society of Echocardiography.
During this live webinar, provided by ASE, Dr. Stainback will describe the current FDA-approved surgically implanted long duration left ventricular assist devices (LVADs) and list the five distinct phases of care in which echocardiography is used for LVAD patient management. He will locate within the LVAD guideline, the pertinent echo exam protocol and safety concerns associated with each phase of care. Be sure to reserve a spot now so you do not miss out on this opportunity for exclusive echocardiography updates and CME.
To ensure your FREE registration for this event, please follow these three simple steps:
- Log on to your ASE Member Portal with your ASE username (email) and password.
- Select “ASEUniversity and CME Credits” on the left.
- Once logged on to ASEUniversity, select “Live Webinars” on the left and “Register” found in the Live Webinar Event Summary.
Learn how to claim your CME from ASE 2015 here.
Modest Changes in Echo Professional Fees But Significant Changes in Hospital Outpatient Echo Payment Proposed by Medicare for 2016 (7/10/15)
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently released proposed changes to the Medicare allowances for physicians’ services paid under the Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) and services provided by hospital outpatient departments paid under the Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System (HOPPS). If the changes are adopted as proposed, the amounts paid for physicians services (Professional and Technical Components) under the PFS would remain relatively unchanged in 2016, but hospitals would experience significant changes in the amounts paid by Medicare for the overhead, supplies, equipment, and non-physician personnel costs associated with outpatient echos. Read more here.