Clinical Resources Articles
These sleep medicine articles include updates about coding and reimbursement, new practice guidelines, and telemedicine. To view our case study of the month, visit the AASM sleep medicine case studies page.

CPT Editorial Panel establishes several new codes

The American Medical Association’s CPT Editorial Panel has established several new codes that impact sleep medicine, including two Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) codes to report online cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) services, three CPT codes to report hypoglossal nerve stimulator services, and one code to [...]

2021-07-09T09:36:38-05:00July 9th, 2021|Clinical Resources|

CMS to apply MIPS automatic extreme and uncontrollable circumstances policy for 2020 performance period

As part of the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS), the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is applying the automatic extreme and uncontrollable circumstances policy to all MIPS-eligible clinicians for the 2020 performance period. The MIPS extreme and uncontrollable circumstances exception application window [...]

2021-03-04T12:34:58-06:00March 4th, 2021|Clinical Resources|

CMS finalizes changes to the Quality Payment Program

Acknowledging that physician practices are focusing on providing quality care during the COVID-19 public health emergency, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has finalized several important changes to the Quality Payment Program (QPP). Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) Value Pathways (MVPs) After [...]

2021-01-29T15:32:25-06:00January 29th, 2021|Clinical Resources|

Update from the AASM COVID-19 Task Force | January 2021

The AASM COVID-19 Task Force is providing this update to help sleep medicine clinicians understand current issues and considerations related to the COVID-19 pandemic. This information supplements the guidance already available in the AASM summary of CDC recommendations and the considerations for the practice [...]

2021-01-18T18:41:45-06:00January 18th, 2021|COVID-19, Featured|

CMS promotes value-based health care with Stark final rule

On Dec. 2, 2020, CMS published the much-anticipated final rule, “Modernizing and Clarifying the Physician Self-Referral Regulations,” which establishes exceptions to the physician self-referral law — known as the Stark Law — for certain value-based compensation arrangements between or among physicians, providers, and suppliers. [...]

2021-01-15T13:08:51-06:00January 15th, 2021|Advocacy, Clinical Resources|