Quality Expert Has Helped Launch 25 Accreditation Programs

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Annapolis, MD, December 21st, 2020 —RadSite,™ a leading accrediting organization promoting performance and quality-based imaging practices, recognizes Garry Carneal’s tenth anniversary as President and Chief Executive Officer.

In 2010, Carneal was hired to lead RadSite and help develop the MIPPA Accreditation Program (MAP) for advanced diagnostic imaging. Previously, RadSite had been focused on offering imaging certification programs for both low- and high-tech imaging systems for payers and other clients. During Carneal’s tenure, RadSite has developed several accreditation programs covering CT, Cone Beam CT, MRI, and Nuclear Medicine Imaging. Most recently, RadSite launched the MAP Standards version 3.1 which includes specialty imaging modules.

“Helping guide RadSite over the past decade has been challenging in terms of maintaining its rigorous standards for advanced diagnostic imaging but also very rewarding,” notes Carneal. “Of the 25 different accreditation programs that I have helped bring to market since 1996, the RadSite standards represent the most complex set of review protocols of them all.”

Carneal holds a master’s degree from Yale University and a law degree from the University of Virginia. During his career, he has worked with a number of different organizations to develop or expand their quality-benchmarking activities through accreditation. Among other accomplishments, he oversaw the expansion URAC from one to 17 accreditation programs, covering a range of health insurance functions such as preferred provider organizations, case management programs, external review appeals, and HIPPA privacy and security. Carneal also worked with the American Telemedicine Association to develop a national accreditation program for telemedicine.

“Accreditation can help fill gaps in regulatory oversight, promote best practices, and create innovative standards in the ever-changing healthcare field—among other benefits,” notes Carneal. “Over the coming years, RadSite will continue to expand its accreditation portfolio, and I am honored to be part of the RadSite team to help navigate these future opportunities.”

To learn more about RadSite, visit www.radsitequality.com.

About RadSite™ (www.RadSiteQuality.com)

Founded in 2005, RadSite’s mission is to promote quality-based practices for imaging systems across the U.S. and its territories. RadSite is recognized by the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) as an official accreditation organization under the Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act (MIPPA) of 2008. RadSite’s programs help assess, track, and report imaging trends in an effort to enhance imaging procedures and outcomes. RadSite also offers educational programs, publishes issue briefs, and underwrites research on a complimentary basis to raise awareness of patient safety issues and to promote best practices. The organization is governed by an independent board and committee system, which is open to a wide range of volunteers to ensure transparency and accountability. To learn more about RadSite, please contact us at (443) 440-6007 or info@radsitequality.com.

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