POSITION STATEMENTS

Important Messages from AES

An Important Message from the American Epilepsy Society on Healthcare Equity and Troubled Times

 

Position Statements

Telehealth Position Statement, September 29, 2020

Position Statement on SUDEP Counseling (This position statement is endorsed by the Child Neurology Foundation)

Position Statement on the Use of Valproate by Women of Childbearing Potential

American Epilepsy Society Position on Cannabis as a Treatment for Epileptic Seizures

American Epilepsy Society Calls for Immediate Access to Accepted Treatments for Infantile Spasms

Substitution of Different Formulations of Antiepileptic Drugs for the Treatment of Epilepsy

Benzodiazepine Use and Epilepsy

Risks of Suicidal Thoughts

Comments/Letters

AES endorses the concept of an FDA-sponsored set of networks for rare disease clinical trials [PDF] (July 31, 2020)

AES comments to the NINDS on developing an online educational resource for training in the principles of rigorous research [PDF] (July 31, 2020) 

AES comments to the NINDS on areas of health disparities and inequities in neurological disease and/or care [PDF] (June 15, 2020)

AES Comments on Therapeutic Substitution of Medications [PDF]

AES Comments on CMS RFI, Coordinating Care from Out-of-state Providers for Medicaid-eligible Children with Medically Complex Conditions [PDF]

AES letters in opposition to CMS proposed changes to coding and reimbursement of evaluation and management (E/M) services:

American Epilepsy Society Urges the U.S.  to Support The World Health Organization for Improved Epilepsy Care

American Epilepsy Society Letter to the FDA for Speedy Approval of Antiepileptic Medications and Devices

American Epilepsy Society Supports the Dravet Syndrome Foundation Proposal to Create a New Code for Dravet Syndrome (DS)

Template Letter for LITT Insurance Denial

AES Sign-on Letter of Support for Reauthorization of the Pediatric Subspecialty Loan Repayment Program 

AES Sign-on to AMA Letter to Congress Regarding "Surprise Billing" Legislation