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

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 [...]

2022-11-22T15:57:53-06:00November 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 [...]

2022-09-08T14:37:47-05:00September 8th, 2022|Advocacy, Payer Advocacy|

New law supports US semiconductor manufacturing

The American Academy of Sleep Medicine applauds Congress for swiftly passing the CHIPS and Science Act of 2022, which was signed into law by President Biden. The law provides $52.7 billion for American semiconductor research, development, manufacturing, and workforce development. Additionally, it initiates a [...]

2022-08-19T11:11:26-05:00August 19th, 2022|Advocacy|

AASM successfully advocates for changes to Medicare local coverage articles for home sleep apnea tests

Multiple Medicare Administrative Contractors (MACs) have made modifications to local coverage articles (LCAs) after the AASM advocated for the MACs to allow Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) codes 95800, 95801, and 95806 to be reported when home sleep apnea tests are performed in the home. [...]

2022-02-07T09:46:27-06:00January 21st, 2022|Advocacy, Clinical Resources, Payer Advocacy|
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