Apr 27, 2015
1) Medicare payments to the Neurology workforce in 2012 and 2) Topic of the month: Implementation of genetic testing. This podcast for the Neurology Journal begins and closes with Dr. Robert Gross, Editor-in-Chief, briefly discussing highlighted articles from the print issue of Neurology. In the second segment Dr. Andy Southerland interviews with Drs. Lesli Skolarus and Kevin Kerber about their paper on Medicare payments to the Neurology workforce in 2012. Dr. Sarah Wesley is reading our e-Pearl of the week about dural arteriovenous fistulas. In the next part of the podcast Dr. Ted Burns interviews Dr. Daniel MacArthur about other issues related to genetic testing. The participants had nothing to disclose except Drs. Southerland, Kerber, Skolarus, Wesley and Burns.Dr. Southerland serves as Podcast Deputy Editor for Neurology®; serves as Clinical Research Advisor for Totier Technologies, Inc.Dr. Kerber received honoraria from Elsevier Inc., Michigan Academy of Family Physicians and American Academy of Neurology; is a consultant for University of California San Francisco, Best Doctors, Inc. and American Academy of Neurology; receives royalties from the publication of the book Clinical Neurophysiology of the Vestibular System, 4th edition; participated in legal proceedings by reviewing legal records of Phil Pearsons, MD, JD; and receives research support from NIH.Dr. Skolarus received funding for travel to AUPN meeting; receives institutional support from the University of Michigan for stroke-related research projects; and receives research support from the NIH.Dr. Wesley serves on the editorial team for the Neurology® Resident and Fellow Section. Dr. Ted Burns serves as Podcast Editor for Neurology®; and has received research support for consulting activities with CSL Behring and Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc.