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Communication (Revised 12-12-19)

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CC 1.0 - Communication

Standard: The facility shall have systems in place to assure timely and accurate communication of results.

Elements of Compliance:

  • CC 1.1 Procedures for reporting must be in compliance with the ACR Practice Guideline for Communication of Diagnostic Imaging Findings.

  • CC 1.2 The facility must have defined goals and procedures for inter-specialty communication and collaboration.

  • CC 1.3 The facility must have a system to accomplish the delivery of the report that reasonably ensures receipt. Images and reports should be available to referring providers 24/7.

  • CC 1.4 The facility must have a policy that outlines procedures for handling non-routine findings (critical tests results). The policy should specify standards or requirements for timing of communication, documentation and monitoring of non-routine findings.

    • 1.4.1 The facility must have a system for communication of non-routine or unexpected findings (critical and significant).

    • 1.4.2 A list of findings that constitute critical tests results must be available.

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