Browsing the "Neurosciences" Category

Ambulatory EEG Reminder Regarding Orders, Reimbursement

July 7th, 2017

When ordering an ambulatory EEG, the patient must have had a routine EEG done within 12 months of the ambulatory EEG study. If the routine study is greater than 12 months, the routine study must be repeated before an ambulatory study can be done. If the patient had a routine study done at another institution within the

St. Luke’s Wins National Awards for Stroke Treatment

June 23rd, 2017

St. Luke’s University Health Network has received top honors from the American Heart Association and the American Stroke Association. The network has received the associations’ Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award with Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite Plus. This recognizes a provider’s commitment to giving the most appropriate stroke treatment according to

St. Luke’s Epilepsy Center Receives High-Level Accreditation

April 12th, 2017

Bethlehem, PA (April 7, 2017) – The St. Luke’s Epilepsy Center has received a high-level accreditation designation for the next two years from the National Association of Epilepsy Centers (NAEC). The NAEC recently notified the St. Luke’s Epilepsy Center that it has been accredited as a Level 3 Epilepsy Center for 2017 and 2018. According to the NAEC,

Jonathan Hosey, MD, Advocates for Best Neurological Care

March 17th, 2017

Jonathan Hosey, MD, St. Luke’s University Health Network’s chief of Neurology and chairman of the Department of Neuroscience, is dedicated to making a difference in the lives of patients with neurological disorders. So when he and his team were given an opportunity to co-sponsor the 11th Annual Meeting of the Pennsylvania Neurological Society (PNS) in November 2016, a

MD News: Dr. Falowski Implants MRI-Friendly Device

December 12th, 2016

(BPT) – Do-it-yourself projects can be fraught with unexpected challenges, but for Joseph Getz, a bathroom remodel aggravated existing back issues and caused unbearable pain. I’m of a generation that works through the pain, but the truth is that my quality of life really took a nose dive, said Getz. After living in pain and

Furthering Access to Stroke Telemedicine Highlighted at PNS Meeting

October 31st, 2016

Time matters when it comes to stroke, and fast access to care is critical. The FAST Act – Furthering Access to Stroke Telemedicine – a bill in the U.S. House can help. If passed, Medicare will be required to cover telestroke services regardless of location, making it easier for patients to connect with specialists. Congressman

Upcoming Medical Grand Rounds to Focus on Multiple Sclerosis and Mental Health

September 12th, 2016

Neurological diseases affecting the brain will affect the mind. As a result, patients suffering from neurological disorders deal not only with the psychological response to the change in their life trajectory that accompanies any debilitating illness, but also with the direct psychiatric sequelae of the brain pathology. Both of these challenges are major sources of