Relationships to Other Related Organizations

ACNS is a member society of the International Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology (IFCN), in the North American Chapter with the American Association of Neuromuscular & Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM) and Canadian Society of Clinical Neurophysiologists (CSCN).

ACNS works with a number of other organizations to further their goals including CPT, AMA’s House of Delegates, the IFCN, the American Academy of Neurology (AAN), the American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM), the American Epilepsy Society (AES), the American Board of Clinical Neurophysiology (ABCN), the American Clinical Magnetoencephalography Society (ACMEGS), the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN), ASET - The Neurodiagnostic Society, and the American Board of Registration of Electroneurodiagnostic Technologists (ABRET). ACNS develops strategic partnerships with other medical associations. Interactions include development of joint educational activities, clinical practice guidelines, and advocacy for neurology and clinical neurophysiology.

Related Professional Organizations

American Academy of Neurology (AAN)
AAN is an international professional association of more than 25,000 neurologists and neuroscience professionals dedicated to promoting the highest quality patient-centered neurologic care.

American Association of Neuromuscular & Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM)
AANEM is a nonprofit membership association dedicated to the advancement of neuromuscular, musculoskeletal, and electrodiagnostic medicine.

American Board of Clinical Neurophysiology (ABCN)
ABCN was founded by the American Electroencephalographic Society (now the American Clinical Neurophysiology Society) in 1950, originally as the American Board of Qualification in Electroencephalography (ABQEEG). The ABCN exists to enhance the quality of patient care and to encourage cost containment by evaluating the ability of physicians to use appropriately clinical neurophysiological studies to examine the function of the nervous system in patients with neurological, psychiatric, or general medical disorders.

American Board of Electrodiagnostic Medicine (ABEM)
ABEM is an independent credentialing body in electrodiagnostic medicine with a goal of promoting high quality patient care. ABEM oversees a certification process that requires physicians to obtain specific training and then demonstrate competency in the electrodiagnostic evaluation of disorders of the neuromuscular system.

American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Inc (ABPN)
ABPN is a not-for-profit corporation dedicated to serving the public interest and the professions of psychiatry and neurology by promoting excellence in practice through certification and maintenance of certification processes. The ABPN is a member of the American Board of Medical Specialties, an organization of 24 approved medical specialty boards.

American Board of Registration of Electroencephalographic and Evoked Potential Technologists (ABRET)
ABRET seeks to encourage, establish and maintain the highest standards of clinical Electroencephalography, Evoked Potential Technology, and Neurophysiologic Intraoperative and Long Term monitoring, by offering credentialing exams to evaluate the skills and knowledge of technologists, and by supporting lab accreditation.

American Clinical Magnetoencephalography Society
ACMEGS was founded in 2006 by physicians committed to setting a national standard for high quality care of patients with epilepsy. ACMEGS now advocates for all individuals with neurological conditions who would benefit from MEG by educating policymakers and regulators about current and recommended standards of care, financial reimbursement, and health care provider regulations.

American Epilepsy Society (AES)
AES seeks to promote interdisciplinary communication, scientific investigation and exchange of clinical information about epilepsy. Membership consists of clinicians, scientists investigating basic and clinical aspects of epilepsy, and other professionals interested in seizure disorders.

American Medical Association
The AMA is the largest association of physicians (M.D. and D.O.) and medical students in the United States. The AMA’s mission is to promote the art and science of medicine for the betterment of the public health, to advance the interests of physicians and their patients, to promote public health, to lobby for legislation favorable to physicians and patients, and to raise money for medical education.

ASET: The Neurodiagnostic Society
ASET - The Neurodiagnostic Society is the largest national professional association for individuals involved in the study and recording of electrical activity in the brain and nervous system. ASET's mission is to provide leadership, advocacy and professional excellence for members, creating greater awareness of the profession and establishing standards and best practices to ensure quality patient care.

American Society of Neurophysiological Monitoring (ASNM)
The American Society of Neurophysiological Monitoring was founded in 1990 to serve the emerging field of neurophysiologic monitoring. The Society is dedicated to the advancement of quality neurophysiologic monitoring services for neuroprotection.

Canadian Society of Clinical Neurophysiologists
The Canadian Society of Clinical Neurophysiologists was incorporated in 1990 to promote and encourage all aspects of neurophysiology, including research and education in neurophysiology, as well as assessment and accreditation in the field of clinical neurophysiology.

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)
CMS is a federal agency within the United States Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) that administers the Medicare program and works in partnership with state governments to administer Medicaid, the State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP), and health insurance portability standards.

Committee on Accreditation for Education in Neurodiagnostic Technology (CoA-NDT)
The primary function of the CoA-NDT is to review and evaluate educational programs in Neurodiagnostic Technology to determine compliance with the established Standards and Guidelines for an Accredited Educational Program in Neurodiagnostic Technology.

Commission on Accredited Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP)
CAAHEP is the largest programmatic accreditor in the health sciences field. In collaboration with its Committees on Accreditation, CAAHEP reviews and accredits over 2000 educational programs in twenty-three (23) health science occupations.

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)-HIPAA
The Office for Civil Rights enforces the HIPAA Privacy Rule, which protects the privacy of individually identifiable health information; the HIPAA Security Rule, which sets national standards for the security of electronic protected health information; and the confidentiality provisions of the Patient Safety Rule, which protect identifiable information being used to analyze patient safety events and improve patient safety.

Epilepsy Foundation
The Epilepsy Foundation is a patient advocacy agency that helps individuals and families affected by epilepsy and related neurological impairments by providing education, advocacy and services.

International Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology (IFCN)
The IFCN is an international federation with members operating in 58 countries globally. IFCN’s main goal is to strive to promote education and the attainment of the highest level of knowledge and understanding in the field of Clinical Neurophysiology.

International League Against Epilepsy (ILAE)
ILAE is an international professional organisation of more than 100 national chapters. The goals of the ILAE are to advance and disseminate knowledge about epilepsy; to promote research, education and training; and to improve services and care for patients, especially by prevention, diagnosis and treatment.

Legislative Information from the Library of Congress

National Association of Epilepsy Centers
NAEC is a non-profit trade association with a membership of more than 170 specialized epilepsy centers in the United States. NAEC educates public and private policymakers and regulators about appropriate patient care standards, reimbursement and medical services policies.

The National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS)

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)
The NINDS mission is to reduce the burden of neurological disorders through research.

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