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  • Posted in: ASE Open Forum

    An AMA/Specialty Society Relative Value Scale Update Committee (RUC) survey related to the physician work associated with our base transthoracic echo code (93306, complete TTE with Doppler and color flow) was completed last month. These surveys are critical to ensuring fair code valuation.    The ...

  • Posted in: ASE Open Forum

    Recent developments in Washington may impact access to echocardiography and patient care. CMS recently released the 2019 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) Final Rule and in an unprecedented move accepted Anthem, Inc.’s nomination of CPT code 93306 –Transthoracic Echocardiography (TTE), Complete ...

  • Posted in: ASE Open Forum

    As you know by now, ASE was able to maintain representation in the American Medical Association (AMA) House of Delegates!  I want to extend an enormous “Thank you” for all your help ensuring that echo’s voice is heard on issues related to legislative matters, regulatory issues, and coding and reimbursement. ...

  • Posted in: ASE Open Forum

    As a part of the 2018 ASE Scientific Sessions , there will be a Value of Echo Summit on Monday, June 25 th (with two sessions, The Quality Echo Lab, and Transitioning from Fee for Service to Value-Based Reimbursement from 8:00 AM - 11:45 PM). We will focus on key strategies to ensure a high performing ...