Advanced Diagnostic Imaging: Analyses of Accreditation Issues

Kathie Tullio (Editor)

Series: Medical Procedures, Testing and Technology
BISAC: TEC059000



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Advanced diagnostic imaging (ADI) services, such as computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and nuclear medicine (NM), allow physicians to diagnose life-threatening diseases like cancer and heart disease with greater speed and precision. The Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act of 2008 (MIPPA) required that beginning January 1, 2012, suppliers that produce the images for Medicare-covered ADI services in office settings, such as physician offices, be accredited by an organization approved by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).

This book examines the effect the accreditation requirement may have on beneficiary access to ADI services provided in the office setting. It also assesses CMS’s standards for accreditation of ADI suppliers; CMS’s oversight of the accreditation requirement; trends in Medicare spending on imaging services from 2000 through 2006; the relationship between spending growth and the provision of imaging services in physicians’ offices; and imaging management practices used by private payers that may have lessons for Medicare. (Imprint: Nova)


Chapter 1 - Medicare Imaging Accreditation: Effect on Access to Advanced Diagnostic Imaging Is Unclear amid Other Policy Changes (pp. 1-18)
United States Government Accountability Office

Chapter 2 - Medicare Imaging Accreditation: Establishing Minimum National Standards and an Oversight Framework Would Help Ensure Quality and Safety of Advanced Diagnostic Imaging Services (pp. 19-44)
United States Government Accountability Office

Chapter 3 - Medicare Part B Imaging Services: Rapid Spending Growth and Shift to Physician Offices Indicate Need for CMS to Consider Additional Management Practices (pp. 45-90)
United States Government Accountability Office


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