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RadSite Grants Accreditation to First Wave of MIPPA Program Applicants
Date:11/19/2013

ANNAPOLIS, Md. and HOUSTON, Nov. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- RadSite, a national leader in the certification and accreditation of diagnostic imaging systems--and now an official accrediting body as designated by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS)--is pleased to announce the first wave of successful applicants for its Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act of 2008 (MIPPA) Accreditation Program (MAP).

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Six diagnostic imaging providers were approved for MAP designation by the RadSite Accreditation Committee for meeting the rigorous standards. This news follows RadSite's recent recognition by CMS as an Accreditation Organization as part of the MIPPA program, a hard-earned testament to RadSite's mission to improve safety and quality in imaging. 

"Based on CMS' approval of MAP, the Accreditation Committee determined that six applicants successfully met all of the standards and were passed," says Garry Carneal, RadSite president and CEO. RadSite's MIPPA Accreditation Program is awarded for a period of three years, during which time the approved facilities may continue to bill the Medicare program for their CT, MRI, PET and SPECT imaging procedures, he notes.

"We have been deeply engaged in RadSite's beta process since the beginning, and are extremely excited that the outstanding quality of RadSite's new accreditation program has been recognized by CMS on a national level," says Susan Schumer-Lurie, national director of quality at Alliance Healthcare Services, which has two facilities on the first-pha
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