To date, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) have only approved four national accreditation organizations (AOs) to provide accreditation services for suppliers of the technical component of advanced diagnostic imaging procedures. RadSite, a national leader in the accreditation of diagnostic imaging facilities, is honored to be included in this elite group of accreditation organizations.
By implementing a new appointment and scheduling process and expanding imaging hours, personnel at a U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) medical center in Virginia have significantly improved patient access to MRI services, according to a study presented at the American College of Radiology's ACR 2015 meeting last month in Washington, DC.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently posted the July release of the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) contract file, which has an updated conversion factor for the last six months of 2015. The new conversion factor reflects the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015, which among other things, repealed the SGR payment methodology and provided for a 0.5 percent update for July through December 2015.