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Updates about legislative and regulatory issues impacting the field of sleep medicine

AASM advocacy work seen in end-of-year legislative omnibus

Before adjourning for the holidays, the United States Congress passed the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2023, which was signed into law by President Biden shortly after. The sprawling piece of legislation, known as an omnibus, contains a number of health care related provisions, including [...]

2023-01-04T11:13:27-06:00December 29th, 2022|Advocacy, Featured|

AASM applauds AMA for supporting permanent standard time

The American Academy of Sleep Medicine applauds the American Medical Association (AMA) House of Delegates, which passed a resolution during its interim meeting on Nov. 14 supporting the establishment of permanent standard time across the United States. The resolution cites the health benefits of [...]

2022-12-07T16:10:52-06:00November 22nd, 2022|Advocacy, Featured|

Why we must reform the Medicare physician payment system

Over the years, sleep medicine physicians have seen continuous reductions in reimbursements, not only because of decreases in physician work due to advances in technology, but largely due to lower conversion factors, budget neutrality, and implementation of payment adjustment sequestration. Diverting the Medicare physician [...]

2022-12-08T15:42:23-06:00September 8th, 2022|Advocacy, Payer Advocacy|
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