Accreditation

This tutorial is ideal for all practicing Nuclear Medical Technologists seeking 2 hour of CE.

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IAC AND ACR ACCREDITATION:         2 CEU  

This tutorial gives an overview of IAC and ACR Accreditation of NM/PET Laboratories.

Topics to be covered

  1. Definition of Accreditation
  2. Path to Accreditation:
  3. ICANL vs ACR
  4. Cost
  5. Why Become Accredited?
  6. Ties to Future Reimbursement
  7. Application & Review Process
  8. Personnel Requirements
  9. Protocols
  10. Quality Control
  11. Reports
  12. Outcome & Quality Assessment
  13. Clinical: Case Selection
  14. Site Visits
  15. Common Deficiencies
  16. Program Comparison

After completing this tutorial, attendees will be able to

  1. Explain what Accreditation means
  2. Name the 2 Nuclear Medicine Accreditation Organizations
  3. Briefly outline the path to accreditation and state the relative costs of the two paths
  4. Explain how accreditation is tied to reimbursement by Medicare and other insurers
  5. Give a brief overview of the application process
  6. Identify the QC procedures required as well as the types of reports that must be submitted
  7. Have a general understanding of the comparison between IAC and ACR Accreditation

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