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    APTA Urges BCBSNC to Cover EMG by PTs

    In a recent letter to Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina (BCBSNC), APTA urged the insurer to reconsider revising its medical policy on electrodiagnostic studies. Citing the American Association of Neuromuscular & Electrodiagnostic Medicine's position that states that needle electromyography (EMG) must be performed by a physician with special training in electrodiagnostic medicine, BCBSNC will not cover electrodiagnostic studies when performed by non-physicians. APTA recommended that the insurer to adopt policies reflecting the ability of PTs certified in electrodiagnostic testing to perform the testing.


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    Been doing EMG/NCV for more than 35 years, now my full time practice in VA. Can help if needed in this regard. Please advise. Have been challenged many times on this issue of non-payment and fortunately always have come out getting paid for my work.
    Posted by Mike Levrini on 6/12/2011 1:58 AM
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