The minimum standards for accreditation of a vascular testing facility (published November 15, 2021).
These diagnostic criteria references serve as example references only. Inclusion on the website does not imply any endorsement of these criteria by the IAC Vascular Testing Board of Directors or staff, nor does the IAC take any position with regards to the materials presented. Furthermore, inclusion does not indicate that these criteria comply with accreditation requirements. Individual members are responsible for validating the diagnostic criteria specific to their own vascular laboratories.
IAC Vascular Testing recommends the use of these modified criteria for carotid interpretation at this time. Broad acceptance of this recommendation will enhance the accuracy of the detection of clinically-relevant ICA stenosis and further reduce the variability in grading of ICA stenosis on duplex studies by IAC-accredited vascular labs.
To date, IAC is aware of the following states that have adopted CMS reimbursement directives. There are several states in which the Medicare carrier requires or recommends either accreditation of the facility and/or staff credentialing, for reimbursement of vascular testing studies.
The policy details within this document detailing accreditation requirements are referenced directly from insurer websites and manuals and are only a portion of the full reimbursement directives, please search for the full policy using the links provided.