Contact the American College of Radiology 1891 Preston White Drive Reston, VA 20191 Accreditation Hotline: 800-770-0145 www.acraccreditation.org Our optimized application process generally means that the accreditation evaluation is completed within 60 days of the presentation of the images. ACR accreditation is an educational process of self-assessment and peer review. We strongly recommend that MIPPA organizations use the following documents to collect and organize information for these surveys on the site. As a accrediting body, the CAB conducts validation site surveys with accredited entities to monitor compliance with accreditation standards and meet MIPPA requirements. How can you prepare for unannounced field visits? The CAB provides a detailed toolkit to collect and manage the documentation required for accreditation. The toolkit can also be used to prepare pre-approval and/or post-approval surveys on-site. Step 1: Before applying for accreditation, visit the CAB accreditation site and carefully read the specific needs of the program and accreditation process documents and instructions for submitting images and ghosts. The CAB grants accreditation to institutions that meet high practical standards, based on an evaluation of clinical images, robot portraits and radiation dose, assessed by experts. The evaluations are carried out by certified radiologists and medical physicists who are experts in this field. The Quality and Safety (acr.org/Quality-Safety) section of the CAB website also provides access to CAB practical parameters and technical standards, CAB adequacy criteria®, the National Radiology Data Registry (NRDR®), catalogue education and many other resources. The American College of Radiology (ACR) Gold Seal – ACR accreditation – informs patients that a hospital, clinic or imaging centre has undergone a rigorous verification process to ensure that it meets nationally recognized standards. If patients choose an ACR accredited facility, they also know that the equipment used is suitable for the test or treatment they receive and that the facility is complying with or exceeding quality assurance and safety policies.
The CAB has specialized and easily accessible resources to help sites prepare for accreditation. Start with the CAB Accreditation Site (acraccreditation.org), where you`ll find a wealth of easily accessible online information that serves as a comprehensive guide to the requirements of each program. For each modality, you`ll also find all current articles, announcements and frequently asked questions (FAQs) about accreditation. To meet MIPPA standards, sites must have a directive for primary verification of sources of qualifications. This means that you need to check your employees` registration information directly with licensing and certification organizations: in this article, we review the basics of ACR accreditation programs and discuss the impact they can have on your equipment service and maintenance.