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Accreditation Timelines

Posted on: 07.16.15 by Digirad

No one looks forward to an audit, but it’s required triennially to ensure continued IAC or ACR accreditation for your practice. Because maintaining your accreditation is of such great importance, the reaccreditation audit can be extremely stressful. To help manage the pressure and avoid a lapse in your accreditation status, you’ll need to have a plan, start early, and stay organized. Here is a general timeline during your three-year accreditation term to help keep you on schedule.

1st year of Accreditation:
□ Physicians and Technologists should be earning CMEs and CEUs.
□ Perform annual update of policy and procedures.
□ Schedule two quality improvement meetings.
□ File a copy of the recorded meeting minutes.

2nd year of Accreditation:
□ Physicians and Technologists should be earning CMEs and CEUs.
□ Perform annual update of policy and procedures.
□ Schedule two quality improvement meetings.
□ File a copy of the recorded meeting minutes.

3rd year of Accreditation:
□ Physicians and Technologists should be earning CMEs and CEUs.
□ Perform annual update of policy and procedures.
□ Hold two quality improvement meetings.
□ File a copy of the recorded meeting minutes.

8 months prior to renewal date, begin gathering information and documentation

6 months prior to renewal date, your online application will be unlocked and you can begin entering information and uploading documents

4 months prior to renewal date, submit your application for reaccreditation

3-0 months prior to renewal date, monitor your email regularly. You will receive a notice of approval or a detailed notice of non-compliance.

Any notice of non-compliance will be time sensitive. Be conscious of deadline dates.

Within 30 days of notice:
□ Submit your corrective action plan for all deficient items noted.

Within 60 days of notice:
□ Submit evidence that your corrective action plan was implemented.



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