Through the Practice Committee and Medical Economics and Management Committee (MEM) and all related subcommittees, the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) is dedicated to servicing the needs of members on all issues related to the practice of clinical neurology and the economics of clinical practice.
- Pressure on CMS to Revisit Cuts to Electrodiagnostic Services (December 2012)
- HHS Final Rule Makes October 1, 2014 Compliance Date for ICD–10 Official (August 2012)
- AAN Position Statement Encourages Recognition of Neurology Subspecialties (August 2012)
- New Specialty Codes Established by CMS for Sleep; Sports Medicine (May 2012)
Learn the latest on healthcare reform topic that affect your practice. Stay up–to–date with new payment and delivery models, such as accountable care organizations, bundled payments, and patient-centered medical homes, and reforms to the private health insurance market, such as individual mandate, state insurance exchanges and essential health benefits.
Learn the latest on practice management hot topics and find opportunities to earn CME credit! Access both live and recorded Practice Management Webinars, learn about upcoming face–to–face meeting opportunities, and more!.
Clinical practice guidelines are developed by the AAN to assist its members in clinical decision making related to the prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and prognosis of neurologic disorders. Each guideline makes specific practice recommendations based upon a rigorous and comprehensive evaluation of all available scientific data.
Patient safety can improve patient care, facilitate the creation of more efficient office practices, and improve practice risk management strategies. Access online CME opportunities, stay up–to–date with FDA alerts, view archived syllabi from past courses, and take advantage of valuable resources.
The AAN has completed measurement sets on stroke and stroke rehabilitation, and is in the process of developing both Epilepsy and Parkinson's disease. Learn about current and upcoming measurement sets, reporting initiatives such as the Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS), and essential quality resources.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) offers a number of incentive payments for participating in various programs as it strives to move to a transformed and modernized health care system to positively affect the quality of patient care. This direction includes electronic prescribing (eRx), improved access to quality data, and meaningful use of secure electronic health records (EHRs). Learn about these program details, including how to successfully report and also avoid penalties.
Find the latest information on the AAN's efforts and resources surrounding public and private entities responsible for physician reimbursement. View AAN medical policies, access information about Medicare payments and participation options, audits, and claim denials. Also, take advantage of the AAN's Private Insurer Relations Toolkit, hard–to–find private insurer information, and other resources.
Ensure your practice is coding properly and getting reimbursed appropriately by accessing information and resources regarding diagnosis, evaluation & management (E/M), and procedural coding. Learn the latest information on the upcoming ICD–10 transition, recent changes and revisions to codes, and other available resources.
The AAN has developed several tools for neurologists to improve running their practice such as office registration forms, audit brochures and information, advanced imaging forms, HIPAA information (including Version 5010 compliance), and more. Also, find valuable information about the Business Research Administrators in Neurology Society (BRAINS) group.
Access the AAN's valuable Technology & Electronic Health Record (EHR) Reports, Health Information Technology (HIT) and EHR resources and information, templates, and upcoming and past HIT–related educational programming.
Discover resources developed by the AAN related to sports concussion for physicians, coaches, parents, and athletes.
Stay up to date with the latest trends in the AAN systematic review and clinical practice guideline development processes while being part of a free interactive discussion and resource. Take advantage of the opportunity to let the AAN know what you are looking for and your areas of interest while engaging in powerful conversations with AAN staff, AAN evidence–based methodologists, and volunteer guideline authors.