On October 30, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released its final ruling regarding the 2010 Physician Fee Schedule which includes the use of new practice-expense data and the elimination of payment for consultation codes as of January 1, 2010. This ruling has a significant impact on you and your practice. The Academy is committed to preparing members for these changes and offers significant information and tools, including a calculator to help you determine the financial effect of these changes to your practice, available for free.
In addition, the AAN is hosting a webinar for neurologists who seek a deeper understanding of the consult code changes and prepare them for these upcoming changes. Participants will also have the opportunity to ask questions answered directly by coding experts and AAN members Marc Nuwer, MD, PhD, FAAN, and Mary McDermott, MBA, CPC, and receive 1 CME credit. The price is $149 per line and the registration deadline is December 4.