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Imaging accreditation will be mandatory in 2012

Strategies for Health Care Compliance, December 1, 2008

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Your imaging facility is on the clock. The Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act of 2008 (MIPPA), which was passed in July, calls for providers of advanced diagnostic imaging services (e.g., MRI, CT, PET, and nuclear medicine) to be accredited by January 2012 in order to receive payment for the technical component of those services.

“This is a very positive development for the imaging industry and provides a focus on quality. It could not have come at a better time,” says Sandra Katanick, CAE, CEO of the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC) in Columbia, MD.

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