While Kathy's comments are correct, I would like to add a few other specifics of potential interest.
1. As stated, identical policies and protocols, diagnostic criteria must be used.
2. All sites have the same Medical and Technical Director.
3. The same level of equipment must be used at all sites.
4. All medical and technical staff at all sites must be included in the application.
5. All medical and technical staff members are required to meet the qualification criteria listed in the Standards, as well as the CME requirements.
6. It is also recommended that all physicians and technologists from all sites participate together in quality assurance and education programs, including in-house conferences.
7. The rotation of the Technical Director is indeed two days per month, but must be full days. As well, the technical staff members can rotate from the remote sites to the primary site for one of the two full days per month.
8. The ICAVL logo cannot be used on any correspondence from the multiple site locations if those sites were not included in the application.
Feel free to contact me by email at [log in to unmask] with any other questions.
Cindy Weiland, RVT, RRT
Kathy Palmieri <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>Is it going to be a problem for our re-accreditation if these labs are not
>seeking accreditation? NO, as they are separate entities, but what about
>Medicare reimbursement? If you don't have an RVTat each site it will be a big
>This is a relatively common problem with multiple site labs, but if you can
>arrange a method of rotation, it will solve the problem of reaccrediting all
>the labs. The technical director only has to rotate to sites 2 days per month
>and also additional cases need to be submitted from each site, one normal and
>one abnormal for each modality of testing. Good luck, K
>Kathleen Palmieri, RVT
>Cardiovascular Technology Resources
>Skaneateles, NY 13152
>phone (315) 685-0631
>fax (315) 685-3209
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