Archives for May 2019

ASE Cares Campaign

ASE announced its ASE Cares campaign earlier this week. This campaign was conceived by incoming ASE President, Madhav Swaminathan, MD, FASE, to provide wellness initiatives, including both physical and virtual resources, for ASE members. A Task Force, led by Erin Michos, MD, FASE, has been established to provide guidance on best practices, resources, position statements, and advocacy on these issues for our members. The goal of this campaign is to promote the well-being of all cardiovascular ultrasound professionals in their communities, identify and respond to emerging well-being challenges, and foster opportunities for social connection. If you have ideas for how this Task Force can help make a difference in your life or the lives of your colleagues, please email us at ASECares@ASEcho.org.

Last Week to Order Signed Copy of Zoobiquity

Next Tuesday, May 28th is the last day to pre-order your copy of New York Times bestselling author, Dr. Barbara Natterson-Horowitz’s book, Zoobiquity: The Astonishing Connection Between Human and Animal Health. There will only be a limited number of books available for purchase at the ASE 2019 Scientific Sessions.

Dr. Natterson-Horowitz will be signing books at the ASE Foundation Booth on Sunday, June 23rd from 2:45 – 3:30 PM. You do not want to miss this opportunity to meet the author! Be sure to pre-order by May 28th on ASE Marketplace to ensure a copy is waiting for you in Portland. 100% of the $25 purchase is treated as a donation to the ASE Foundation.

ASE Is Here To Help You With Your Coding Questions

ASE is committed to providing our members with the tools and resources needed to ensure they are coding accurately, maintaining compliance with all requirements, and maximizing appropriate revenues.

Click here to see the most frequently asked coding questions. The 2019 ASE Coding Newsletter is now available. ASE also retains a coding expert that you may link to on-demand, directly through the Coding and Reimbursement page, available from both the Advocacy and Practice Management web pages.

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.