Dear RadSite Accredited Organizations:
As we all digest and react to the flood of information about COVID-19, we know that imaging providers like you are making adjustments to ensure that patient safety remains our top priority.
The U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has been creating a framework for prioritizing care during the novel coronavirus pandemic. Along with key guidance from health departments and other regulatory agencies, this framework helps providers and patients make informed decisions.
In that spirit, RadSite is implementing the following changes to its MIPPA Accreditation Program (MAP):
- Physics Testing: All physics testing requirements pursuant to RadSite Standards are now taking place on a 16-month cycle (versus an annual cycle). Therefore, all new and re-accreditation applicants have an additional four months to update and submit their physics report for each imaging system.
- OnSite Audits: All onsite audits are being suspended until further notice. RadSite is working with CMS to expand its desktop auditing processes, with the understanding that a “virtual” audit will be more appropriate in the coming months as compared to a face-to-face meeting.
- Accreditation Extensions: RadSite is offering a 30-day extension to all re-accreditation applicants.
Over the next few weeks, RadSite will keep you updated on any additional modifications that we are making to the accreditation program requirements due to the pandemic. In addition, our spring webinar series will be announced next week. These three sessions discuss recent revisions to RadSite’s MAP Standards and the launch of the new Cone Beam CT Accreditation Program.
As we continue to come together as a nation to address this pandemic, let us know if you have any feedback or questions.
Garry Carneal, JD, MA
President & CEO