Advancing Neuromuscular, Musculoskeletal, & Electrodiagnostic Medicine

Frequently Asked Questions

Below are answers to commonly asked questions. If you would like additional information regarding the AANEM's position on these statements, please contact us at policy@aanem.org.

What is the AANEM's position on the type of provider qualified to perform electromyography (EMG)?

Are Physical Therapists allowed to perform electromyography (EMG)?

What is the difference between a national and local coverage decision?

What is the SGR and why is it considered flawed?

I have a patient with a deep brain stimulator.

I have a patient with a pacemaker.

I have a pregnant patient.

My patient has a prosthetic limb.

What are the electromyography (EMG) risks to patient in critical care?

What are the risks associated with performing an electromyography (EMG) on a patient taking Coumadin?