On October 30, 2016, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released the Final Rule for the 2016 Medicare Physician Payment Schedule. Following is a summary of some of the changes that could affect AANEM members for the calendar year (CY) 2016.

EDX Laboratory Accreditation


About EDX Laboratory Accreditation

The AANEM Electrodiagnostic (EDX) Laboratory Accreditation Program is a voluntary, peer-review process that acknowledges laboratories for achieving and maintaining the highest level of quality, performance, and integrity based on professional standards. It is a structured mechanism to assess, evaluate, and improve patient care.

The Value of Laboratory Accreditation

The AANEM promotes the accreditation program on an ongoing basis to build awareness and credibility for this important quality and patient care initiative as the recognized standard for EDX medicine. The AANEM EDX Laboratory Accreditation:
  • Demonstrates clinical excellence in EDX medicine
  • Proves a laboratory’s commitment to providing the highest quality health care and a safe environment for patients
  • Provides patients, referral sources, and payers with a credible measure to differentiate the laboratory’s quality of care
Why should my laboratory seek accreditation? Download the brochure (PDF)


Why Should Payers Consider Laboratory Accreditation?

Private and public payers need a tool to identify quality EDX studies. AANEM’s program helps payers to be sure their payments are made to providers trained to perform EDX testing and who use the appropriate equipment, are onsite, and provide real-time diagnosis (See also: Electrodiagnostic Services: Pay for Quality). This ensures patient safety, best quality, lowest cost, and helps payers avoid paying for fraudulent services. To understand more about the AANEM’s program, view this brochure. For further information, view AANEM’s position statements on providing quality patient care. 

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