Archives for September 2016

ICD-10 Coding Changes

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ASE Leadership Participates in the Fourth World Congress on Ultrasound in Medical Education

ASE’s leadership took an active role in the Fourth World Congress on Ultrasound in Medical Education held September 23-25, 2016. The Congress was hosted by Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in Lubbock, Texas. Neil Weissman, MD, FASE, presented an adapted version of his Scientific Session’s presentation “The Future of Echocardiography: Disruptor of Disrupted?” to an engaged audience. Susan Wiegers, MD, FASE, ASE’s Immediate Past President, represented ASE on a panel discussion regarding POC in medical education and clinical care with a presentation on important research areas to be addressed. She also attended several meetings to discuss ASE’s POC ultrasound initiatives and worked with other organizations to promote and nurture the growth of educational offerings. These efforts are in alignment with ASE’s strategic goals to attract all users of cardiovascular ultrasound and facilitate the development of CV ultrasound technology.

Register Today for ASE’s MACRA/MIPS 101: Essentials You Need to Know Webinar

Join Geoffrey A. Rose, MD, FASE, for a free, interactive, live webinar on Friday, October 21, 2016, at 12:00 PM ET. This webinar is intended to help the cardiovascular ultrasound community understand how to comply with the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS), one of the two payment tracks being created under the Medicare Access & CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) reform Medicare payment. It is expected that over 90 percent of all physicians will need to comply with MIPS to avoid facing penalties.


To ensure your FREE registration for this event, please follow these three simple steps.

  1. Log on to your ASE Member Portal with your ASE username (email) and password.
  2. Select “ASEUniversity and CME Credits” on the left.
  3. Select “Live Webinars” on the left and “Register” found in the Live Webinar Event Summary.

ASEF Humanitarian Mission Volunteers in Central China

The ASE Foundation’s global health initiatives and humanitarian events program brings adult and pediatric cardiac care to areas in need, teaching local clinicians, and providing direct patient services to at-risk communities.Volunteers representing the ASE Foundation are currently in central China for a training and patient outreach event in collaboration with Xijing Hospital in Xi’an, China.  Follow their activities at

Plans for the Quality Payment Program in 2017: Pick Your Pace

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ASE Comments on the 2017 PFS and HOPPS Proposed Rules

Read copies of ASE’s comment letters on the 2017 PFS and HOPPS Proposed Rules here.

Vote for Your Favorite Echo Images Today

Thank you to everyone who submitted images for the ASE 2017 Image Calendar Competition. Now it is time to vote for your favorite images to be featured in a colorful, 12-month calendar. Submission is still open, but voting has begun. Help your friends and colleagues win by voting today. The last date to vote is September 16.

To vote for your favorite echo images:

  1. Browse the images uploaded in the ASE 2017 Calendar Contest Image Library.
  2. Under the “Statistics” on the right, select “Actions,” then select “Add to Favorites”
  3. Designate “Favorite” for as many images as you would like.

If you have any questions, please contact ASE at

Renew your membership by December 31, 2016 to receive your 2017 calendar. Thank you for your 2016 membership. Your membership speaks volumes about your commitment to the field. And, your ASE membership pays for itself by saving you time and money, and giving you readily accessible tools to improve your practice. Renew online today.

Award Nominations Sought

Do you have a teacher whose impact you can still feel?  ASE is looking for those excellent instructors to honor them at the 28th Annual Scientific Sessions in Baltimore, MD, June 2-6, 2017. Please consider nominating your mentor for the prestigious Richard Popp Excellence in Teaching Award.

The deadline for nominations is October 28, 2016.  Please contact with any questions. Detailed criteria, and a list of former recipients and their topics, are available on the ASE Awards Page.

Feigenbaum Lecturer Sought

Do you have a peer who deserves recognition for the high level of their cardiovascular research? The ASE Nominating Committee is now accepting nominations for the 2017 Feigenbaum Lecturer who will present during the 28th Annual Scientific Sessions in Baltimore, MD, June 2-6, 2017. The deadline for nominations is October 28, 2016.
Nominated individuals should fit these qualifications in order to receive this prestigious honor:

  • Has provided a significant contribution to research in the field of echocardiography, with great potential to continue at a high level of achievement
  • Is a young investigator (under the age of 51 at time of nomination)
  • Is an innovator who has changed the field, and has the capacity to present a research topic appropriate to headline a plenary symposium at the Society’s annual meeting

Please contact Mary Alice Dilday at 919-297-7188 or with any questions or to submit your nominations.

ASE Headquarters Closed will be closed Monday, September 5

ASE Headquarters will be closed on Monday, September 5 in observance of Labor Day.  Normal office hours will resume Tuesday, September 6.