APTA Academy of Clinical Electrophysiology & Wound Management

Electrophysiology Lab Accreditation

The Federation of Clinical Electrophysiology, an organization made up of the three national organizations (the American Academy of Clinical Electrodiagnosis, the Academy of Clinical Electrophysiology and Wound Management of the APTA, and the American Congress of Electroneuromyography), is pleased to announce the opening of the Electrodiagnostic Laboratory Accreditation program.

The Federation of Electrodiagnostic Laboratory Accreditation was formed to recognize electrodiagnostic labs that meet high levels of quality, patient safety, and follow accepted standards of care in electrodiagnostics. The process of electrodiagnostic laboratory accreditation is voluntary but strongly encouraged. Accredited labs demonstrate to the public, referral sources, and to third party payers that electrodiagnostic studies are performed with the highest standards and patient safety in mind.

There is currently a move to require each electrodiagnostic laboratory to demonstrate competency through accreditation. This accreditation process is already established in facilities that provide advanced diagnostic imaging services.  Advanced diagnostic imaging facilities must be accredited in order to bill CMS for services.   It seems natural that this accreditation trend may soon involve electrodiagnostic labs.   A lack of an accreditation status may affect insurance reimbursement and referral sources in the future.

Please check click on the link to learn more about this program:  http://www.emgncv.net/accreditation/

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