Neurology Today was honored with two awards from APEX, the Awards for Publication Excellence, an annual competition for publishers, editors, writers, and designers who create print, Web, electronic, and social media. With nearly 2,100 entries, competition was exceptionally intense this year.
Neurology Today received a Grand Award, the highest possible prize, in the category of Best Writing for an article by Neurology Today Associate Editor Orly Avitzur, MD, FAAN, “Pay Cuts for Electrodiagnostic Testing Could Propel Neurology Work Force Crisis,” which discusses the impact of the 2013 round of cuts by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services for electromyography codes on individual, group, and academic neurology practices: http://bit.ly/NT-paycuts.
Neurology Today also received an Award of Excellence for Best Writing Series, “Sequestration Hits Neurology,” for the following articles:
* “Sequestration Cuts into GME Funds for Neurology,” by Susan Kreimer, where academics involved with graduate medical education discuss the deleterious effects sequestration cuts could have on neurology training and patient care: http://bit.ly/sequester-NT.
* “Sequestration Means Fewer Medicare Reimbursement Dollars for Neurologists: How to Lessen the Blow,” by Susan Kreimer, where policy experts discuss the effect the sequestration will have on Medicare reimbursement for neurologists and offer some coding strategies to mitigate potential losses in revenue: http://bit.ly/sequester-CMS.
* “Framingham Heart Study Loses 40 Percent of Funding due to Sequestration: Massive Layoffs Compromise Research,” by Olga Rukovets, where researchers discuss the impact that sequester-associated cuts in federal funding are having on the long-running Framingham Heart Study and other longitudinal neurology studies: http://bit.ly/sequester-FRAM.