When it comes to making healthcare companies successful, Mark Casner is an expert. He’s been at it for over 30 years. Casner has achieved extraordinary success in business turnaround, market expansion and competitive positioning. He is a leader who builds strategic relationships with physicians, boards of directors and Wall Street analysts. He inspires organizations to achieve unparalleled growth in revenue, profitability and market share.
Casner’s full time role is CEO for Providence Anesthesiology Associates based in Charlotte, North Carolina. He also serves as RadSite’s Accreditation Committee Chair, where he oversees the applicant review process from initial application to final approval. RadSite is one of four accreditation bodies recognized by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS).
RadSite is owned by RadNet, the largest imaging company in the country. But Casner points out there is no conflict of interest in an accreditation organization being owned by the leader in the imaging world. “We hold RadNet to the same standards as any other company,” says Casner. “It is a blind process for accreditation at RadSite,” he explains. “We don’t see the names of any applicants, so, we wouldn’t know if a RadNet organization was an applicant.”
RadSite is eliminating the burden for radiology sites with a simplified approach that makes achieving accreditation much easier and less costly than other programs. RadSite has already certified over 20,000 imaging facilities covering about 50,000 imaging systems. And Casner is confident RadSite will expand quickly because it offers such a different, much easier and less costly experience, and is held in high esteem by CMS. “CMS regards us, if not the leader, as one of the top two accrediting bodies in attention to detail, and setting protocols,” he says. “Much of the new regulatory language CMS has put in place came from us.”
RadSite is a leader in promoting quality-based imaging standards – along with safety and business efficiency practices in health care. We also offer educational programs, publish issue briefs and underwrite research on a complimentary basis to raise awareness of patient safety issues and to promote best practices.