In a message dated 09/07/1999 3:47:38 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
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<< The policy reads as follows with an effective date of
1. The technologist performing the study or the technologist providing the
direct supervision of the study has demonstrated competency by being
credentialed in vascular technology. Some examples of the appropriate
certification include the Registered Vascular Technologist (RVT) credential
and the Registered Cardiovascular Technologist (RCVT) credential in vascular
2. The procedure is done under the direct supervision of a physician who is
qualified to perform and interpret the study; or
3. The facility is accredited by the Intersocietal Commission for the
Accreditation of Vascular Laboratories (ICAVL) or the NonInvasive Vascular
Ultrasound Accreditation of the American College of Radiology (ACR).
Glad to hear it!!