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    June Happenings!

    As a part of the 2017 ASE Scientific Sessions, ASE sponsored a Value of Echo Summit. There were two sessions focusing on helping the entire cardiovascular ultrasound community understand how their practice will be impacted by recent healthcare changes. The first portion of the summit provided a strategic ...

  • Posted in: ASE Open Forum

    The New Year brought new billing and reporting requirements for accurate documentation and coding. ASE is committed to ensuring you are aware of these latest changes to help you comply with the new criteria and receive proper reimbursement for quality care. CMS final Medicare Physician Fee Schedule ...

  • Posted in: ASE Open Forum

    The AMA House of Delegates (HOD) is the principal policy-making body of the AMA and sets the legislative and regulatory priorities for the AMA. Through Dr. Peter Rahkos leadership, ASE was able to obtain full delegate status in 2013 and he continues to ensure echo has a voice in this process. The ...

  • Posted in: ASE Open Forum

    CMS previously identified stress echocardiography CPT codes 93350 and 93351, as potentially misvalued and therefore subject to revaluation. Using the robust survey response data gathered earlier this summer, ASEs Specialty Society R elative Value Scale U pdate C ommittee (RUC) team worked to accurately ...

  • Posted in: ASE Open Forum

    Since ASE's annual meeting in June the Advocacy Committee has been hard at work to ensure echo is well positioned in this changing and challenging healthcare environment. Stress CPT ™ codes 93350 and 93351 were surveyed for the American Medical Association Specialty Society Relative Value Scale ...