Mission & Objectives
ACMEGS supports MEG centers in delivering quality comprehensive care to people with neurological disorders, by setting standards of care, advocating for access to high quality MEG center services, and providing education, knowledge, and other resources to its member centers.
The primary objectives of ACMEGS is to support MEG service providers with facility and business operations. We do this by:
- Gathering MEG clinical service providers together for an annual symposium.
- Networking patients, physicians, and health care administrators with MEG providers.
- Acquainting clinical MEG providers with each other for information sharing.
- Educating ACMEGS members and other organizations about varying rules, regulations, and reimbursement matters that affect the success of MEG facilities in the United States.
- Initiating modification of public and private reimbursement policies, coding, and regulations that govern MEG and the delivery of high quality health care.
- Advocating for improved reimbursement of MEG services, outpatient fees, inpatient care, and technology in both public and private realms.
- Collaborating with American Clinical Neurophysiology Society (ACNS), National Association of Epilepsy Centers (NAES), American Academy of Neurology (AAN), American College of Radiology, American Epilepsy Society (AES), and Epilepsy Foundation (EF) on matters affecting patient care.
- Working with other organizations on new applications of MEG to improve the health of all patients who would could benefit from this technology.
To the benefit of our members, ACMEGS sustains a solid working relationship with public and private organizations that affect access of individuals to MEG and high quality health care: United States Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) epilepsy program, Joint Commission on Accreditation of Health Care Organization (JCAHCO), and Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA).