It is no secret that quality of care is a hot topic in health, and medical imaging is no exception. The Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act (MIPPA) of 2008 requires all providers who bill the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) for advanced diagnostic imaging (ADI) services under Part B of the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule to be accredited in order to receive reimbursements. These services include CT, MRI, PET and SPECT. RadSite is one of four programs approved by CMS to offer ADI accreditation. If your current MIPPA accreditation is expiring, and you want a user-friendly, affordable accreditation program, consider RadSite’s MIPPA Accreditation Program (MAP).
Approved by CMS
Recognition through MAP signifies that your facility has been evaluated on the basis of established industry standards and best practices by a comprehensive, quality-based program. When you receive RadSite accreditation, you demonstrate to patients and payors that your facility is a clear leader in imaging quality and patient safety and are guaranteed to be properly reimbursed for any procedures on Medicare or Medicaid patients.
RadSite’s accreditation reviews several components:
- Personnel qualifications and job responsibilities.
- Sample policies that cover topics such as patient safety, imaging system quality control, and HIPAA compliance.
- Annual physicist reports and phantom testing.
- Three to four clinical case samples for each imaging system.
- On-site visit within the three-year accreditation period.
RadSite is unique, friendly and affordable
A quality-based accreditation program doesn’t have to be costly or hard to navigate. RadSite’s program offers the lowest pricing in the industry. We provide straightforward pricing and only charge a specific amount per machine. There are no charges per module and no additional hidden costs.
We provide an education-based, friendly approach every step of the way. The entire program was designed to make the application simple for you and it begins with your personal account manager who is familiar with your facility and prepared to guide you through the process from beginning to end. You will not have to wait on hold in a call center or explain your questions to a new person each time you call.
Smooth online application saves you money
You can apply for accreditation of your CT, MRI, PET and SPECT imaging systems with a single application. Complete your application entirely online via our secure online portal using RadSite’s intuitive, digital forms that allow you to skip sections that don’t apply to you or your facility. RadSite’s HIPAA-secure online image uploader allows you to upload clinical case studies and physics phantom images directly from your browser. You save money on staff time and postage because you don’t need to mail bulky packages of CDs or download clunky software.
No need to purchase a specific phantom
Of course we include the standard review of personnel, policies and procedures, as well as sample clinical images and phantom studies. What makes us different is that unlike other accrediting programs, we accept many standard phantoms that you may already own instead of requiring you to purchase a specific phantom for the evaluation of the physics component, potentially saving you thousands of dollars at the beginning of the application process.
If you have multiple sites, you can manage all applications with a single login. Pieces of your application that are consistent across different locations only have to be uploaded once. Previous information is conveniently stored for you, making updates or reapplication quick and simple.
“Having used RadSite’s online application system for multiple imaging facility locations, I can certainly speak to the efficiency of the latest version of the software,” said Shane Bannister, RT (R), (MR), MRI manager for several SimonMed provider locations and a user of both the original and upgraded application portal. “RadSite has really found a way to optimize my time by streamlining their assessment questionnaire and allowing me to share relevant information across applications for multiple imaging locations.”
Final thoughts | MIPPA Accreditation Expiring
Is your MIPPA accreditation expiring soon? It takes approximately 90 days, start-to-finish, for accreditation with RadSite (up to 120 days for an allowed extension). Applications are typically reviewed within 30 days once submitted. However, we recommend starting your MIPPA accreditation six months before your current accreditation expires. This gives ample time for any corrective measures if needed. RadSite’s educational mission allows you a 60-day corrective action period to remedy any deficiencies and improve your processes without immediate failure or extra fees. We provide constructive feedback through consultative on-site visits and lists of suggested opportunities for improvement that can help you take gradual steps to improving your quality even further.