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UHMS member alerts the Society on problems with CMS coverage of radiation proctitis

The Case of the Disappearing Indication

Thomas M. Bozzuto, DO, FACEP, FFACHM, UHM

            On May 15, 2018, Palmetto GBA conducted an “Ask the Contractor Teleconference” (ACT) with Dr. Leland Garrett, Medical Director of Palmetto GBA of Columbia, South Carolina. On a side note, several times it appeared that Dr. Garrett did not know the difference between transcutaneous oxygen measurements and topical oxygen therapy – commenting several times that TCOM was not covered under the national coverage determination (NCD). A clarification update had to be issued on July 6, 2018, stating that Dr. Garrett “misunderstood the question” and that TCOM is covered.

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ABEM Subspecialists No Longer Required to Maintain EM Certification

ABEM Subspecialists No Longer Required to Maintain EM Certification

Physicians certified in EM by ABEM who also hold an ABEM-issued subspecialty certificate are no longer required to maintain their Primary Emergency Medicine (EM) certification as long as they are participating in ABEM-accepted MOC programs.

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