The American Society of Echocardiography’s mission in advocacy is to represent the interests of our members, while advocating to create an environment for excellence in the quality and practice of cardiovascular ultrasound. The ASE’s role as the voice of echocardiography on Capitol Hill, to federal agencies, and among private payers is unquestionably of great–and ever-increasing– importance.

COVID-19 Advocacy News

Medicare and Medicaid Programs; Policy and Regulatory Revisions in Response to the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency

ASE/AMA Coding Updates

Member-Only Advocacy Information

Please log in to the ASE Member Portal for Member-only information including:

  • CMS Information including the 2023 PFS Rules and 2023 OPPS Final Rules
  • Ask a Coding Expert and, information on the RUC, Quality in the Echo Lab, Moderate Sedation, and the Weekly Health Policy Briefing.

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Practice Acronyms

This acronym list is designed to give ASE members an overview of terms relating to the management of their practices. It provides a comprehensive guide to the acronyms for the federal reimbursement system and healthcare reform programs. This page will be kept up-to-date with new and expanded entries as they become available.