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Medicare Imaging Accreditation: Establishing Minimum National Standards and an Oversight Framework Would Help Ensure Quality and Safety of Advanced Diagnostic Imaging Services
Medicare Imaging Accreditation: Establishing Minimum National Standards and an Oversight Framework Would Help Ensure Quality and Safety of Advanced Diagnostic Imaging Services
 
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By James Cosgrove (au)
Year: 2013
Pages: 32
Binding Paperback
ISBN 978-1-4578-4665-6

Product Code: 1457846659

Description
 
Advanced diagnostic imaging (ADI) services, such as computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and nuclear medicine (NM), allow physicians to diagnose life-threatening diseases like cancer and heart disease with greater speed and precision. However, quality problems such as inadequately trained technologists or poorly functioning equipment can lead to duplicative or inaccurate imaging tests, unnecessary exposure to radiation, missed or inaccurate diagnoses, and inappropriate treatment. The Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act of 2008 (MIPPA) required that beginning Jan. 1, 2012, suppliers that produce the images ADI services, such as physician offices and independent diagnostic testing facilities, be accredited by an organization approved by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). This report assessed (1) CMSs standards for accreditation of ADI suppliers, and (2) CMSs oversight of the accreditation requirement. Tables. This is a print on demand report.

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