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Breaking News: Special Education Session at the Orlando 2014 Annual Scientific Sessions

The National Lipid Association Recommendations for Patient-Centered Management of Dyslipidemia

Friday, May 2 • 6:45 – 7:45 a.m.

As you know, the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association last fall released... read more

2014 Board Nominations Presented

The Nominating Committees for the NLA and its Chapters have completed their work for 2014 and have submitted a recommendation for officers and directors at large for the terms available.

Spring 2014 Clinical Lipid Update Meeting Coverage

The Spring Clinical Lipid Update has concluded and you can now access short summaries of select featured presentations. Click here for the NLA's meeting coverage from the CLU in Maui, HI.

NLA Comments on Proposed Retirement for HEDIS 2015 with Respect to Cholesterol Management for Patients with CVD Conditions and Diabetes

The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) has proposed retiring the use of LDL-C treatment targets in response to the new ACC/AHA Task Force on Practice Guidelines. The NCQA has stated that no studies focus on treatment or titration to a specific LDL-C goal in adults with clinical... read more

House Approves Medicare Payment Reform Legislation

On Friday morning, the U.S. House of Representatives passed an amended version of H.R. 4015 (237-182) that would repeal the flawed Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) formula that serves as the underpinning of Medicare physician payment and provide for other Medicare payment reforms.

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Integrated Guidance on the Care of Familial Hypercholesterolemia from the International FH Foundation

The International FH Foundation (IFHF) announced new guidance for the care and management of familial hypercholesterolemia (FH) in an effort to bring... read more

NLA Clears Another Hurdle in ICD-10 Application for New FH Code

The NLA, in conjunction with The FH Foundation, submitted a proposal to the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) requesting the creation of specific ICD-10 codes for FH, which would include homozygous FH and heterozygous FH.  The proposal has been accepted by the NCHS for review at their... read more



by Dr. Radut.