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MACRA is Coming in January

On January 1, 2017, physicians, providers, and health care providers will embark on the era of MACRA, the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015, which will dramatically change how providers are paid by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. MACRA is Coming in January Source: Sleep Study News

AASM Guide to MACRA will help you prepare for changes to physician payment

On January 1, 2017, physicians, providers, and health care providers will embark on the era of MACRA, the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015, which will dramatically change how providers are paid by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. AASM Guide to MACRA will help you prepare for changes to physician payment […]

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Prepare to submit an abstract or session proposal for SLEEP 2017 in Boston

The SLEEP 2017 Call for Abstracts and Session Proposals has been posted online, giving you an opportunity to prepare for the opening of submissions on Oct. 28. Prepare to submit an abstract or session proposal for SLEEP 2017 in Boston Source: Sleep Study News

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PQRSwizard now open for quality measure reporting

This year, the AASM is again offering a discounted rate for submission of data through the PQRSwizard registry, a Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) approved reporting mechanism for the Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS). PQRSwizard now open for quality measure reporting Source: Sleep Study News

NIH webinars to help applicants navigate the grant submission and review process

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Center for Scientific Review will host three online briefings for applicants and reviewers in November and December 2016. NIH webinars to help applicants navigate the grant submission and review process Source: Sleep Study News

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AASM is accepting applications for 9th annual Young Investigators Research Forum

Young investigators in clinical and translational sleep medicine research can now apply for the 9th annual AASM Young Investigators Research Forum, which will be held April 12-14, 2017, in Bethesda, Maryland. AASM is accepting applications for 9th annual Young Investigators Research Forum Source: Sleep Study News

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NTSB identifies fatigue as one factor in fatal trucking crash in Tennessee

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) announced today that a semitractor-trailer driver’s fatigue contributed to a 2015 multi-vehicle crash near Chattanooga, Tennessee, in which six people died and four were injured. NTSB identifies fatigue as one factor in fatal trucking crash in Tennessee Source: Sleep Study News

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Study finds that CPAP therapy reduces acid reflux in people with sleep apnea

A new study suggests that CPAP therapy may help improve the symptoms of nocturnal gastroesophageal reflux in patients with obstructive sleep apnea. Study finds that CPAP therapy reduces acid reflux in people with sleep apnea Source: Sleep Study News

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Claim SLEEP 2016 CME credits or Letter of Attendance by Saturday, Oct. 1

SLEEP 2016 attendees who registered and paid for continuing medical education (CME) credit or a Letter of Attendance must submit a claim through the online system on or before Oct. 1, 2016, at 4 p.m. CDT. Source: Sleep Study News

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