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CMS releases Quality Payment Program performance results for year one

In a Nov. 8 announcement, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released data summarizing the year one payment adjustment results and highlighting the overall success of the Quality Payment Program (QPP). In year one, more than one million clinicians who were eligible for the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) qualified to receive a […]

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President’s message: Thankful for the support of our AASM members

As Thanksgiving Day approaches, I’m thankful for another opportunity to spend the holiday with my family and friends. Though many folks consider the holiday to be about finding time to “unwind and relax,” most of the time away from work will involve me chasing children, hosting family members, and testing a new method for smoking […]

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Complete analysis of the 2019 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule final rule

The AASM provides this analysis to help members understand the changes to the 2019 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) and the final policies for year three of the Quality Payment Program (QPP), which were published on Nov. 1 by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) in its final rule. Sleep medicine professionals can […]

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Template policy on OSA diagnostic testing is a reference for private payers

In order to provide payers with a resource to help align their policies with evidence-based guidance, the AASM Payer Policy Review Committee (PPRC) recently finalized a Template Policy on Diagnostic Testing for Obstructive Sleep Apnea. This template policy gives payers an example that agrees with the recommendations in the AASM Clinical Practice Guideline for Diagnostic […]

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Sleep Medicine Weekly Insider – November 17, 2018

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Sleep physician compensation survey final report is now available

The 2018 AASM Physician Compensation Survey is the largest national salary and compensation survey of sleep physicians and advanced practice providers. The final report, which includes a foreword from AASM President Dr. Douglas Kirsch, is now available online as a members only resource. The AASM hired ECG Management Consultants as the independent, third-party administrator of […]

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AASM and Super Bowl champion Aaron Taylor team up to tackle sleep apnea

DARIEN, IL – The American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) and former NFL offensive lineman Aaron Taylor have partnered to launch two new public service announcements (PSAs) urging television viewers to “Defend Your Sleep” by talking to a doctor about obstructive sleep apnea – a potentially life-threatening disease involving episodes of complete or partial airway […]

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Insufficient sleep in children is associated with poor diet, obesity and more screen time

DARIEN, IL – A new study conducted among more than 177,000 students suggests that insufficient sleep duration is associated with an unhealthy lifestyle profile among children and adolescents. Results show that insufficient sleep duration was associated with unhealthy dietary habits such as skipping breakfast (adjusted odds ratio 1.30), fast-food consumption (OR 1.35) and consuming sweets regularly […]

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Sleep Medicine Weekly Insider – November 10, 2018

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BCBS of Michigan now accepts AASM-recommended hypopnea scoring criteria

Due to communication between the AASM Payer Policy Review Committee (PPRC) and representatives from Blue Cross Blue Shield and Blue Care Network of Michigan, the payer has updated its policy and now accepts the AASM RECOMMENDED hypopnea scoring criteria. The PPRC has been communicating with private payers to share the recent AASM publication, Polysomnography for Obstructive […]

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