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SCO-015: Electrodiagnostic Medicine

 
Electrodiagnostic Medicine: The Wisconsin Medical Society affirms that performing needle electromyography is the practice of medicine, and work to discourage other non-physician health care professionals from expanding their scope of practice to include performing needle electromyography.

The Wisconsin Medical Society works to discourage physicians from interpreting needle electromyographic studies that they did not actually perform, through methods including CPT coding modifiers to create a distinction between needle EMGs performed by a physician and those performed by another provider, even if later interpreted by a physician, and discouraging reimbursement for needle electromyography that was not actually performed by a physician. (HOD, 0412)