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Sleep Medicine Weekly Insider – November 3, 2018

2019 Physician Fee Schedule final rule

On Thursday, Nov. 1, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released its final rule, which finalizes changes to the 2019 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) and determines policies for year three of the Quality Payment Program (QPP). Learn more

Submit SLEEP abstracts & session proposals

AASM members are invited to submit abstracts and session proposals for SLEEP 2019, the 33rd annual meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies (APSS) in San Antonio, Texas. The submission site is now open! Learn more

New Welltrinsic Sleep Wellness Program

Notify employers in your area about the new Welltrinsic Sleep Wellness Program, which includes the identification of participants at risk for a sleep disorder and referral to a member of the Welltrinsic sleep physician network. Learn more

AASM Foundation announces award recipients

The AASM Foundation recently awarded over $1.4 million in career development and investigator-initiated awards to support sleep investigators across the country. Congratulations to each of these seven award recipients. Read more

1 week left: Renew for your chance to win

It’s good to be an AASM Member! Not only will you have access to an array of membership benefits, you also have a chance to win big prizes. All members who renew by Nov. 10 will be entered to win one of three prizes. Renew now | Learn more

Register for Sleep Medicine Trends 2019

Register now for Sleep Medicine Trends 2019, Feb. 15 – 17 in Anaheim, California, where we will focus on “Reimagining Sleep Medicine.” It’s a warm winter escape and the premier weekend event for sleep clinicians. Learn more

Watch a recording of the NIH Research Conference on Sleep and the Health of Women

A recorded videocast of the 2018 Research Conference on Sleep and the Health of Women, which was held Oct. 16-17, is available from the National Institutes of Health for online viewing. Watch Day 1 | Watch Day 2

Test your scoring skills with new sleep study scoring exams

The AASM has just released three new scoring exams. Test your sleep study scoring knowledge and earn CEC or CME credits and/or MOC points. Learn more

AASM releases new sleep disorders fact sheets for medical providers

The AASM has released four FREE and downloadable fact sheets to equip primary care providers and colleagues in other specialties with key information about sleep disorders. Share these fact sheets with your colleagues today! Learn more

Join the Sleep ISR pediatric Gold Standard Panel

The AASM is looking for physicians and technologists to participate on the Gold Standard Panel for pediatric Sleep ISR records. Volunteer by Nov. 7. Learn more

AASM seeks nominees for Board of Directors

The AASM invites qualified members to nominate themselves to be considered for positions that will be opening in 2019 on the AASM Board of Directors. The required documentation must be submitted by Sunday, Nov. 11. Learn more

Volunteer for AASM Nominating Committee

The AASM invites qualified members to nominate themselves to be considered for a position that will be opening in 2019 on the AASM Nominating Committee. The required documentation must be submitted by Sunday, Nov. 11. Learn more

Daylight saving time ends at 2 a.m. Sunday

Remember to turn back your clocks Saturday night in preparation for the end of daylight saving time at 2 a.m. on Sunday. Learn more

Study examines physical activity in adults with OSA and obesity

Treatment of OSA is not associated with a change in physical activity in adults with obesity and with OSA, according to a study in the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine. Read study

Study examines accuracy of online information about OSA

A study in the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine reports that most online health resources regarding OSA are not reliable and are inaccurate. Read study

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Sleep Medicine Weekly Insider – November 3, 2018
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