Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Time's Yours

I am always saying there aren't enough hours in the day. Well 2020 is a leap year so it seems I have an extra 24 hours this year! The problem is it's February already and I am not exactly sure what happened to January. I know I spent a good deal of time fielding concerns from membership about the new coding changes. At ASET we've tried to stay on top of this fluid situation. We were involved with other groups in advocacy efforts. Additionally, we created two free resources available on our website and hosted an extended webinar in January to promote awareness of the new codes. We also have a coding seminar planned at the Annual Conference this summer to examine real-life implications of these changes and what the current state is. I think the next question is how will these codes continue to be modified? I wish I had a crystal ball to answer that (and, of course, to select some winning Powerball numbers!) The best advice I can give at this point is to continue to talk to your billing department, share your lessons learned so we can all develop a better understanding of what is and isn't working, and keep following along with ASET for updates.
While coding has definitely been a hot topic, we have also been busy using our time to plan upcoming webinars, seminars, and are already working on the Annual Conference, which will certainly be here before we know it. We want ASET to continue to be the place you turn to for your educational needs. I am new at this so welcome your feedback and suggestions. Please feel free to reach out to me: linda@aset.org.
While I am excited to have an extra day to be productive, I have a feeling all too soon I'll once again find myself wondering where the time goes! If you are a football follower you may have heard the Chiefs won the Superbowl. Their coach, Andy Reid, has a popular and sometimes "memable" quote during press conferences, "Time's yours." He uses this to open up for questions from the media. So with that in mind, I hope you take the extra day to do something that makes you happy, maybe that means checking something off your ever-growing to-do list or spending time with family and friends but whatever it is just know "Time's yours!"

Monday, November 18, 2019

'Tis the Season...

'Tis the season to be thankful but also maybe a little overwhelmed. The holidays bring with them food, family, friends, and fun. These are, of course, reasons for gratitude. However, you also probably  have a list of things to do (and buy) a mile long. I recently updated my calendar and realized I need to renew my EP credential before the end of the year. I proudly set myself a reminder for every Monday until the end of the year and when it popped up today... I hit "dismiss". Why? Obviously, I have a ton of time to get everything done (she said sarcastically!) Honestly, there are never enough hours in the day to do it all. However, if you follow this blog, I hope this serves as a timely reminder that maybe you have a credential to recertify too. With that in mind, ASET is running a coupon code good for CEUs until 12/20/19. We want you to avoid the holiday rush and inevitable 11th hour panicked phone call the week between Christmas and New Year's. We also know your money is important to you, especially this time of year. Keep on the lookout in your email and our social media pages to get your coupon codes and, hopefully, get your CEUs early. As I mentioned in my last blog post, I try to practice what I preach. To that end, I plan on renewing my credential this week before my next calendar reminder pops up! I don't know about you but it will be nice to have one less thing to worry about on my to-do list. On behalf of ASET, I wish you a happy, healthy holiday season, with time spent doing what you enjoy over the next few weeks!
Best wishes,

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

September Means Back to School

September has become a bittersweet time of year for me. It's back to school, which means my life is total chaos. I fill out the same emergency cards year in and year out and am scrambling for last minute supplies or even worse the dreaded request for a picture! I mean who has physical pictures anymore? Beyond that my calendar is jam-packed with fall sports and school meetings on top of my work schedule. I quickly get a sense of being overwhelmed. I barely have time to enjoy pumpkin spice lattes and other signs of the season.
However, the flip side of all this is... it's back to school! This is a time of year that should be met with renewed purpose. As a child I remember being excited for the start of the school year, it was so much fun shopping for new clothes and supplies and seeing my friends who I didn't connect with over the summer. I always viewed the new school year as a great opportunity to get back into the swing of learning.
So this year as the new Director of Education, I am going to encourage everyone to seize the moment and view this time of year with the childlike excitement it deserves! What better time to learn something new? The obvious advice is to explore something new within Neurodiagnostics. ASET has plenty of resources to help you accomplish this goal. Simply visit: www.aset.org and check out our new website. You will surely find numerous educational opportunities that fit your lifestyle with in person offerings, like our upcoming Fall seminar, and those that you can do from the comfort of your own home, for example webinars and online courses. Alternately, I challenge you to expose yourself to something brand new. Perhaps there is something that you've always been interested in but could never find the time to do? Maybe you want to learn a language, take a cooking or wine tasting class, enroll yourself back in school to complete your degree, the possibilities are endless. That is what is so exciting about this time of year!
As a strong proponent of practicing what I preach, I have enrolled in a yoga class. Fittingly, the description for the class includes the following, "No matter where we are in life we are always learning and unlearning."
I hope all of you will take some time for yourself, either professionally or personally, and embrace the opportunity to expand your horizons through learning something new.

All the best, Linda

(Below is a hilarious picture that went viral last week of a little girl's first day of school. On the left was how she went off in the morning and on the right was how she ended her day. I think we can all relate!)