IAC Dental CT - Press & Media

The following are recent clips from various media pertaining to IAC.

The time is now to get accredited!

APRIL 2015 | Patients seek out practices where they believe they will receive the most comprehensive exams and treatment, so they bill not only their dental carriers, but also their medical insurance if the dental procedures are deemed medically necessary. One of the most exciting advancements in oral care is the CBCT scan, and clinicians should be informed not only about how to effectively use these scanners, but also about the proper way to prepare for insurance billing and reimbursement. As a doctor using CBCT, you give patients the advantages of a dynamic imaging process; as a businessperson, you should reap the benefits of quick reimbursement for this growing imaging modality.
Source: Dental Economics, Vol. 105, Issue 4
By Christine Taxin
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Demystifying Imaging Laboratory Accreditation

FEBRUARY 2014 | It is self-evident that patients expect high quality of the services they receive. For this reason, procedural-based medical (therapeutic) services have long been subject to some form of quality assessment. In the same vein, it is also appropriate that similar expectations have recently come about for cardiovascular (CV) imaging (diagnostic) services. In this report, we provide the background of CV laboratory accreditation and explore what the future holds in assessing quality in CV imaging.
Source: JACC Cardiovascular Imaging, Vol. 7, No. 2, 2014
Geoffrey A. Rose, MD, Neil J. Weissman, MD

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Imaging Economics - Regulatory Watch
CMS says manufacturer maintenance recommendations continue to rule.

FEBRUARY 2014 | Recently, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) considered relaxing its December 2011 directive that specifies the methods and frequency with which hospital equipment must be maintained in order to qualify for reimbursement. While some stakeholders viewed the prospect as a rational adjustment for efficiency, others saw it as an ill-advised compromise of patient safety. Now with its late-breaking December 2013 decision, CMS appears to have struck a middle course: Hospitals may introduce alternative equipment maintenance frequency or methods, but not in the case of imaging equipment. The latter must continue to adhere to manufacturer maintenance recommendations.
Source: Imaging Economics, January/February 2014 Issue
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ADA News: Accreditation for dental-specific CBCT available

OCTOBER 7, 2013 | Dentists who use cone beam computed tomography in their office may find a new accreditation program helpful. The Intersocietal Accreditation Commission is offering a dental CT accreditation program to help dentists comply with federal and state laws and show their patients they provide safe quality care. Dentists will also learn about the amount of radiation they are exposing their patients to.
Source: American Dental Association
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