Minnesota Facilities, Hospitals Furnishing
ADI Services Must Be Accredited By 8/1/2013
IAC Designated As An Approved Accrediting Organization
MAY 1, 2013 | Effective August 1, 2013, Minnesota facilities and hospitals that furnish advanced diagnostic imaging (ADI) services [inclusive of Nuclear/PET, MRI and CT] must be accredited by an organization approved by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in order to receive reimbursement.
Without accreditation through one of the approved organizations by August 1, 2013, your facility and/or hospital will not receive reimbursement. The Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC) has been designated as an approved accrediting organization.
To view the official chaptered version of the Minnesota Bill 2276, click here. Or you can view this and other active policies on the IAC MRI website (intersocietal.org/mri) by selecting Reimbursement > Payment Policies in the green menu bar at the top.
IAC Announces Proposal Acceptance for
2013 Research Award Program and Broadens Eligibility
FEBRUARY 15, 2013 | With the objective of funding innovative and meritorious research relevant to facility accreditation, the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC) Research Committee invites IAC sponsoring organizations and their members, government agencies, health care insurers, academic institutions and other
nonprofit organizations to submit proposals regarding accreditation and quality improvement for the 2013 IAC Research Award Program. Read more»
IAC MRI Releases Changes to Standards
FEBRUARY 1, 2013 | As an accreditation organization, IAC MRI is committed to maintaining a program that balances the changing needs of both the MRI community and the general public by influencing the quality of patient care provided. The IAC Standards and Guidelines for MRI Accreditation are the most important component of that commitment. Composed by physicians, physicists and technologists from the sponsoring organizations, the Standards are reviewed periodically by the Board of Directors and revised as needed.
Beginning in 2012, the IAC introduced a process for making revisions to the Standards inclusive of a 60-day public comment period. These Standards represent the first version to undergo a comment period for MRI facilities. All submitted comments were reviewed by the Board of Directors and modified, as needed, prior to the publication of these Standards.
Access the Standards
View the new IAC Standards and Guidelines for MRI Accreditation on the IAC MRI website. Standards that are highlighted are content changes that were made as part of the February 1, 2013 revision. Download the 2013 IAC Standards and Guidelines for MRI Accreditation»
Key Revisions to the IAC Standards for MRI
The majority of changes are a clarification or explanation of the previous Standards, however, in some instances the requirements have been modified. Key modifications include:
- Technical Director – Responsibilities (Applicable Standard 188.8.131.52Aii)
- Instrumentation and Equipment – Equipment Quality Control (Preventive Maintenance) (Applicable Standard 1.4B)
- Quality Improvement Meetings (Applicable Standard 3.2C)
The new IAC Standards and Guidelines for MRI Accreditation become effective February 1, 2013. Applications submitted after February 1, 2013 must be in compliance with the new Standards.
Changes to the IAC MRI Board of Directors
JANUARY 20, 2013 | The IAC is pleased to announce the following changes to the IAC MRI Board of Directors.
NEW OFFICERS ELECTED
Warren J. Manning, MD, President
Scott E. Bingham, MD, FACC, President-Elect
Steven Needell, MD, Vice President
Robert Mortensen, MBA, RT(R)(MR), Secretary
Nancy Futrell, MD, Immediate Past President
For complete details on the IAC MRI Board of Directors, please visit www.intersocietal.org/mri/main/who_we_are.htm.
Updates to Online Accreditation Allow Facilities to View Financial Details, Order Promotional Items
JANUARY 15, 2013 | The IAC has released several new enhancements to the Online Accreditation application that will significantly assist facilities with accessing their financial details.
- Purchase Extras - Once granted accreditation, facilities can now order additional items (certificates, door clings, certificate plaques) for their facility electronically.
- Transaction History - Facilities can now view past and pending financial transactions with IAC including the ability to view and print receipts.
- Follow Up Payment - This allows users to submit a new payment or modify a payment that was not accepted.
The IAC will continue to make enhancements to Online Accreditation to make the process as simple as possible. Stay tuned for more updates!
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