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Benefits of ACR Accreditation (Revised 12-12-19)

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The ACR is at the forefront of radiology’s evolution – improving, promoting and protecting the practice of radiology to ensure the quality and safety of patient care. ACR accreditation demonstrates to referring physicians, patients, peers, regulatory agencies and payers the facility’s commitment to quality care. It also provides specific recommendations for improvement from experienced, practicing physicians and physicists. Ninety-six percent of ACR-accredited diagnostic imaging facilities apply for ACR accreditation renewal.

Patients have access to a wealth of information about health care. ACR accreditation is widely recognized as a measure of quality care and all accredited facilities are listed on the ACR website.

Why Seek ACR Accreditation?

  • Validate good practice through peer review

  • May document need for new or dedicated equipment, continuing education or qualified personnel

  • Expert assessment of image quality

  • Formal review may be used to meet criteria of state government, federal government or third-party payers: the Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act (MIPPA) stipulates that, as of January 1, 2012, accreditation is required for providers of Advanced Diagnostic Imaging Services to receive reimbursement under Part B of the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule.

Gain the ACR Advantage:

  • No pre-accreditation onsite survey

  • Easy online application and renewal process

  • Fast turnaround times

  • Multisite, multimodality discounts

  • Designed by radiologists and medical physicists

  • Peer-reviewed and educationally-focused

  • Imaging review by expert radiologists and medical physicists

  • Dedicated technologists on staff - certified in each modality

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