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UCNS Announces New and Recertified Neuroimaging Diplomates

UCNS is pleased to announce the names of 40 new and recertified Neuroimaging Diplomates. There are currently 206 physicians certified in the subspecialty of Neuroimaging.

A total of 26 physicians passed the UCNS certification examination, demonstrating expert knowledge in Neuroimaging. They now hold the distinction of being UCNS Diplomates. The 14 Diplomates who passed a recertification examination demonstrated their commitment to life-long learning by meeting the continuing medical education and subspecialty knowledge requirements necessary to maintain their certification. There are currently 2,701 certified UCNS-Diplomates throughout nine neurologic subspecialty areas.

Accreditation Application Deadline June 1

UCNS is now accepting accreditation applications until June 1, 2017. Programs approved following this deadline may be accredited as of December 1, 2017. The next deadline for program applications will be December 1, 2017.

Neurocritical Care Taxonomy Code Obtained

Since 2014, UCNS and AAN have been working to secure recognition of a UCNS subspecialty by the National Uniform Claim Committee (NUCC). At the request of the Neurocritical Care sponsoring organizations, the AAN Section on Critical Care and Emergency Medicine; the Neurocritical Care Society; and the Society for Neuroscience in Anesthesiology and Critical Care, AAN and UCNS sought to obtain recognition of Neurocritical Care as a subspecialty of neurology, as well as to create a unique taxonomy code for Neurocritical Care in the NUCC Health Care Provider Taxonomy code set. While the application was initially denied by the NUCC, an effort to appeal the denial was successful. The application for a Neurocritical Care taxonomy code was approved by the NUCC in May, adding the code and definition as follows: Neurocritical Care: The medical subspecialty of Neurocritical Care is devoted to the comprehensive, multisystem care of the critically-ill neurological patient. Like other intensivists, the neurointensivist generally assumes the primary role for coordinating the care of his or her patients in the ICU, both the neurological and medical management of the patient. They may also provide consultative services for these patients as requested within the health system. The code will be included in the July 1, 2016 release. Changes to the code set will go into effect on October 1, 2016.