ASE-Endorsed Professional Liability Insurance Program

We are pleased to inform our members about the opportunity to secure an ASE-Endorsed Professional Liability Insurance Program.

ASE gives this program exclusive endorsement because:

First, it provides critical security and peace of mind. This ASE-Endorsed Program provides personal protection that goes beyond the limitations of most employer-provided programs. There is 24-hour a day protection on the job, outside the primary place of employment, and even during job changes.

Second, the program is offered by Healthcare Providers Service Organization (HPSO), an organization that specializes in administering insurance coverage to over a million healthcare providers nationwide. HPSO offers outstanding service to their customers, as they truly understand the needs of the healthcare professional, and do all they can to provide prompt and courteous service when you need it.

Third, the comprehensive scope of the program provides a more than adequate level of coverage, and comparatively is very affordable.

To receive your Quick Quote now:

1. Go to the HPSO Quick Quote page

2. Fill out Questions 1-6. For Question 2, select your most appropriate profession out of the options below:
Diagnostic Medical Sonographer
Cardiographic Technician
Vascular Therapist

3. Upon completion of this step you’ll be provided a Quick Quote for your Professional Liability Insurance Program and have the opportunity to complete a full application.

Thank you and feel free to contact HPSO, 1-800-982-9491 or service@hpso.com, for questions regarding the opportunity to purchase your Professional Liability Insurance Program.

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.