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MRI services need accreditation (new law)

Published (5/25/2012)
By Sue Hegarty
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Advanced diagnostic imaging services will require the provider and facility to be accredited beginning Aug. 1, 2013, according to a new law.

Sponsored by Rep. Mary Kiffmeyer (R-Big Lake) and Sen. Sean Nienow (R-Cambridge), the law is needed to protect consumers and to align with federal standards for Medicaid reimbursement policy.

Services may be accredited by the American College of Radiology, the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission or another relevant accreditation organization designated by the federal government. The facilities must report their accreditation annually to the state health commissioner.

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