Archives for May 2017

RESEARCH FINDS DISPARITIES IN ROUTINE CARDIAC CARE FOR CHRONIC HEART VALVE DISEASE

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ATHLETIC FOCUS ON RESEARCH AT 28TH ANNUAL ASE SCIENTIFIC SESSIONS

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Check Out the New ASEUniversity Website

Change is almost always good, but this time it is great. ASEUniversity.org, ASE’s online education site, not only has a whole new look, but it is much easier to find exactly what you need. Here are some highlights of the new site:

  • The log in process is much more efficient, allowing you to manage your account.
  • It is easier to identify Exam Prep, Conference Recordings, and Online Education.
  • You can search by any topic, or specific faculty, and get a comprehensive list of offerings.

This is not the last of the changes. Other exciting features will be added in the coming weeks! Be sure to check out the new ASEUniversity.org today and add it to your routine in the future.

Valvular Regurgitation Cases Featured Online

As a special feature to go along with the latest guideline, Recommendations for Noninvasive Evaluation of Native Valvular Regurgitation: A Report from the American Society of Echocardiography Developed in Collaboration with the Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance, we have included eight Valvular Regurgitation Cases. These cases highlight the guideline contents, and more cases will be added as they become available.

ASE 28th Annual Scientific Sessions Feature Innovative Learning Opportunities, a Value of Echo Summit, and Cutting-Edge Research

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The ASE 2017 Final Program is Now Available

Download the ASE 2017 Final Program Here. It’s not to late to register. Visit ASEScientificSessions.org to learn more today.

ASE Headquarters – COVID-19 Update

Beginning March 26, 2020, the county where the ASE Headquarters is located is under a government order to “Stay at Home” due to the spread of the coronavirus. These “Stay at Home” recommendations continue to be in effect and depend on the infection rates in the County/State. ASE will keep all but essential personnel telecommuting until a time when it is judged safe to return to work. We are not suspending or closing operations; our employees will remain working and providing excellent customer service to our members and the cardiovascular ultrasound community. However, ASE will slightly modify its official open hours to 9 AM – 4 PM Eastern TimeMonday-Friday. Should you need to get in touch with a staff person, call our main office at 919-861-5574 and a phone list by department will be available. A staff directory is also available here. All general questions can also be sent through ASE@ASEcho.org. Thank you and our best wishes for your continued safety.

New 3D Imaging Code Survey Needs U.S. Physician Input

This is your opportunity to participate in the Relative Value Update Committee (RUC) process to ensure fair and adequate code valuation. The proposed CPT add-on code that describes the additional work required for 3D imaging, in addition to the base echocardiography service, is currently under review at the AMA RUC. Your participation in the RUC survey process is key in the assessment of the time, complexity, and physician work value for these procedures. If you were randomly selected, you received an email from “Qualtrics” with the subject line, “AMA RUC Survey – 3D Imaging of Cardiac Structures.” We ask you to look for it in all your email folders, as many members have found the survey in their spam/junk folder.

More information about the RUC and the survey process is available here.The AMA has created a video to explain the purpose of the survey process and provide specific instructions on how to complete the survey accurately. Please contact Irene Butler, ASE’s Vice President of Health Policy & Member Relations at IButler@ASEcho.org, with any questions. We greatly appreciate your time, input, and expertise.