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Summary of the ‘Vision for the Future’ of MOC report

The American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) recently posted a report drafted by the “Continuing Board Certification: Vision for the Future Commission,” which reviewed the purpose and framework of the current maintenance of certification (MOC) process. In response to the draft report, the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) submitted a comment letter during the […]

Sleep Medicine Weekly Insider – Jan. 19, 2019

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Palmetto GBA revises local coverage determination for polysomnography

The Medicare Administrative Contractor, Palmetto GBA, has published an updated local coverage determination (LCD) policy for polysomnography (L36593), effective for services performed on or after Jan. 1, 2019. Palmetto GBA has revised the ICD-10 Codes that Support Medical Necessity Group 3 by adding the following ICD-10-CM codes: G47.11:  Idiopathic hypersomnia G47.12:  Idiopathic hypersomnia without long sleep […]

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Sleep Disorders Research Advisory Board meeting is Jan. 17-18

The National Center on Sleep Disorders Research (NCSDR), located within the Division of Lung Diseases of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), has announced that the next meeting of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Sleep Disorders Research Advisory Board (SDRAB) is Thursday and Friday, Jan. 17 and 18, 2019. No pre-registration is […]

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Pediatric Track Now Available With Sleep ISR

After extensive feedback and requests, it is a reality, ready for you to score – The Sleep ISR Pediatric Track! Users can now score the first ever pediatric record to test their knowledge of pediatric sleep studies. Bonus! As a thank you to our loyal Sleep ISR community, all subscribers will have access to the first three months of […]

Case Study of the Month – Jan 19

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Sleep Medicine Weekly Insider – Jan. 12, 2019

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Sleep Medicine Weekly Insider – Jan. 5, 2019

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Reimbursement resources: Learn about Medicare NCD and LCD policies

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) establishes national coverage determination (NCDs) policies for items and services furnished through Medicare. CMS awards geographical jurisdictions to private health care insurers called Medicare Administrative Contractors (MACs), which develop Local Coverage Determination (LCD) policies and process claims. NCDs supersede LCDs, but LCDs expand on coverage policies for […]

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MIPS 2018 submission period now open

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) officially opened the data submission period for the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) on Jan. 2 for eligible clinicians who participated in Year 2 of the Quality Payment Program. However, the following two exceptions for data submission should be noted: Participants who use the CMS web interface […]