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This collection of multiia resources includes documents and videos is designed to aid ASE members in more effective management of their practice.

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As an ASE member benefit, enjoy topics from ASE’s Practice Management track on “Today’s Most Significant Healthcare Trends Impacting Organizations” and “Effects of the Changing Healthcare Environment on Cardiac Ultrasound” including coding, performance benchmarking, physician/hospital collaboration trends and more. Members can gain access by logging into their ASEUniversity member account and selecting “Your Content.”


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Health Care Reform: Where are we now? by Len Nichols.

In this presentation Dr. Nichols outlines the recent Supreme Court ruling regarding the ACA and the budget issues surrounding the healthcare debate including Medicaid, Medicare, and SCHIP. Addressing the need for change, the presentation also outlines avenues and approaches for the role of physicians and other healthcare prfessionals in the conversation over further healthcare reform. Following the presentation is a short Question & Answer session with fellow ASE members from our June 2012 Scientific Sessions.

Dr. Nichols is Professor of Health Policy and Director of the Center for Health Policy Research and Ethics at George Mason University. He was formerly  the Director of the Health Policy Program at the New America Foundation and the vice president of the Center for Studying Health System Change. He has advised the World Bank and the Pan American Health Organization, as well as various state governments and departments of the US Government.



Running a Profitable Practice or Transforming your practice to THRIVE by Cathleen Biga

Offering helpful rules to aid in the success of your practice, Ms. Cathie Biga presents an easy-to-follow guide for keeping your practice profitable in the post-reform world. The presentation offers a summary breakdown of ACA reform start and implementation dates.

Ms. Biga is President and CEO of Cardiovascular Management of Illinois, a cardiology physician practice management company. She has over 30 years experience as a hospital and health system executive and most recently has spent eight years as an industry leader in ical practice management.



CV Coding: Tips and Pitfalls by Judy Rosenbloom

For from her vast experience as ASE’s coding expert, this presentation from Ms. Judy Rosenbloom answers some of the most frequently asked questions about coding and reimbursement by ASE members. This primer offers an exceptional overview of simple codes and modifiers for basic echocardiographic procedures.

Ms. Rosenbloom is the President and founder of JR Associates, a firm dedicated to helping healthcare professionals in their reimbursement issues. She has over 20 years of experience in the diagnostic imaging and cardiovascular services field.



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Pages from Physicians_June12Physician Organizations from Volume 15 Issue 1 of a Publication from the American Health Lawyers Association Physician Organizations Practice Group


Pages from ECHO-Issue2-MAG-FINALHealthcare Reform from Volume 1, Series 2 of Echo
Affordable Care Organizations: Information and Advice You Can’t Afford to Miss from Volume 1, Series 1 of Echo
TAVR: What it is, Who it Helps and How to Get Paid for it
from Volume 1, Series 1 of Echo

Appropriate Use Documents

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Appropriate Use Criteria for Echocardiography
from JASE, March 2011



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Analysis of Final PFS RVUs Technical Corrections

CMS to reopen Meaningful Use Hardship Exemption

ICD-10 Compliance Date Is Oct. 1, 2015

Reminder: the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued a rule finalizing Oct. 1, 2015 as the new compliance date for health care providers, health plans, and health care clearinghouses to transition to ICD-10, the tenth revision of the International Classification of Diseases. This deadline allows providers, insurance companies and others in the health care industry time to ramp up their operations to ensure their systems and business processes are ready to go on Oct. 1, 2015.

The rule requires the use of ICD-10 beginning October 1, 2015. The rule will also require HIPAA covered entities to continue to use ICD-9-CM through September 30, 2015.

For resources on transitioning to ICD-10, visit the ICD-10 website.

A Cautionary Tale: Cardiology Practice Pays over $1.3 Million to Settle Allegations Related to Distribution of Revenues Derived From Imaging Services

CMS information on ICD-10

Official Date for ICD-10 Implementation Announced

2014 Reimbursement Newsletter

CMS Opens Physician Registration for Sunshine Act

ICD-10 training: A physician’s guide to coding for heart disease

Updated PFS Allowances

American Medical Association Practice Management Center

CMS Medicare Resources