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News & Features

Guideline Offers Direction in Genetic Testing for Certain Types of Muscular Dystrophy
10/13/2014 - A new guideline from the AANEM and American Academy of Neurology  recommends guidance on how doctors should evaluate the full picture in order to determine what genetic tests may best diagnose a person’s subtype of limb-girdle or distal muscular dystrophy.

CMS Re-opens Hardship Exemption Applications for Meaningful Use
10/8/2014 - On October 7, CMS announced that they are re-opening and extending the hardship exemption application deadline to November 30, 2014.  A successful application allows providers to avoid the 2015 Medicare penalties for not demonstrating meaningful use of Certified Electronic Health Record Technology (CEHRT).  

State Liaisons Meet for Day on Capitol Hill
9/24/2014 - On September 15, AANEM hosted its first Day on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. AANEM staff led 26 members of AANEM’s State Liaison Program on meetings with a total of 76 congressional offices.

Advocacy & Policy


Monitoring and advocating on issues that affect the practice of neuromuscular and electrodiagnostic medicine, ensuring patients receive quality care, and members receive appropriate reimbursement.

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Practice Management

Promoting and educating others about electrodiagnostic medicine can benefit your medical practice, your students, your colleagues, and, ultimately, improve patient care.

Resources to Help Your Practice

Create a marketing plan with the Practice Marketing Toolkit. Use the Coding Toolkit to help navigate the changes to Medicare reimbursement. Use practice guidelines to help assess and treat muscle and nerve disorders.


The AANEM is the only membership organization designed to address the needs of all neuromuscular and electrodiagnostic health care providers by bringing together physicians, researchers, technologists, and collaborators who specialize in these areas of medicine.


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