Blog 2017-09-15T16:51:51+00:00

Creating Healthier Lives Through Better Sleep

“The AASM Foundation is one of our most important tools for nurturing the next generation of sleep and circadian researchers. Early support is crucial for the early success and long-term trajectories of our junior colleagues.” Daniel J. [...]

September 21st, 2018|Montage|

Sleep Health for Apaches

Troy Sebastian, MSHCA, RPSGT, RST Sleep Disorders Center – Director San Carlos Apache Healthcare Corporation Established in August 2017, San Carlos Apache Healthcare Corporation is a tribally owned and operated organization serving members of the San Carlos [...]

September 21st, 2018|Montage|

The fall issue of Montage is now available

Most successful endeavors start with thoughtful planning. In this issue of Montage, we look at the planning process from a few unique perspectives. We report on the first AASM-accredited sleep center on Native American land, we learn about how [...]

September 21st, 2018|Membership|

Behind the Scenes of the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine

Recognized as one of the most notable AASM membership benefits, the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine (JCSM) is the official, peer-reviewed journal of the AASM. This monthly, online publication features original scientific investigations, reviews, case reports and [...]

September 21st, 2018|Montage|

In this Issue

Most successful endeavors, including those in the medical field, start with thoughtful planning. In this issue of Montage, we look at the planning process from a few unique perspectives. We report on the first AASM-accredited sleep center [...]

September 21st, 2018|Montage|

Advocating for Evidence-Based Care

The AASM board of directors established the Payer Policy Review Committee (PPRC) in 2015 to develop and maintain resources, based on AASM guidelines, for payers to use when establishing sleep-specific policies. Consistent with the [...]

September 21st, 2018|Montage|

News and Updates

Read more about news and updates in the sleep field ranging from findings of interest in popular sleep journals to sleep articles shared in the media. See what AASM members have also been featured in local news! [...]

September 21st, 2018|Montage|

Sleep Medicine Weekly Insider – September 15, 2018

AASM comments: CMS physician fee schedule The AASM recently submitted comments in response to the policy revisions proposed by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) in the 2019 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule and Quality Payment Program. Read [...]

September 15th, 2018|Weekly Insider|

A message to our Carolina members

Dear Carolina Members: As Hurricane Florence approaches the coastal Carolinas, the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) board of directors is deeply concerned about the safety and well-being of our colleagues. A dangerous Category 4 hurricane, Florence is expected [...]

September 12th, 2018|Featured, Thought Leaders|

Sleep Medicine Weekly Insider – September 8, 2018

CMS to remove two OSA measures from MIPS CMS is proposing to remove two AASM-stewarded obstructive sleep apnea measures from the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) program for the 2021 payment year. Comments are due Monday, Sept. 10. Learn [...]

September 8th, 2018|Weekly Insider|

Sleep ISR is here!

The American Academy of Sleep Medicine is thrilled to present Sleep ISR, a new and improved version of the former AASM Inter-scorer Reliability assessment system.  This update, which has been years in the making, contains dozens of [...]

September 4th, 2018|Professional Development|

Sleep Medicine Weekly Insider – September 1, 2018

AASM signs on to AMA E/M letter The AASM joined 170 organizations in signing on to an AMA comment letter in response to the Evaluation and Management (E/M) coding, reimbursement, and documentation guideline revisions proposed by CMS. Read more [...]

August 31st, 2018|Weekly Insider|

AASM signs on to E/M comment letter from AMA

The AASM joined almost 170 organizations in signing on to a comment letter from the American Medical Association (AMA) in response to the Evaluation and Management (E/M) coding, reimbursement, and documentation guideline revisions proposed by the Centers for Medicare [...]

August 31st, 2018|Advocacy, Featured|

AASM submits Stark Law comments to CMS

In response to a Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) request for input on how to address any undue burden of the Stark Law, the AASM submitted comments recommending exceptions for the provision of  positive airway pressure (PAP) [...]

August 25th, 2018|Advocacy, Featured|

Sleep Medicine Weekly Insider – August 18, 2018

Joint response to AMA expresses concerns about CMS proposed work RVUs for HSAT codes The AASM collaborated with the American Academy of Neurology (AAN), American College of Chest Physicians (CHEST), and the American Thoracic Society (ATS) to provide comments [...]

August 17th, 2018|Weekly Insider|