About this webinar
Effective January 1, 2012, under the Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act (MIPPA),
all providers that bill for MRI under part B of the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule must be
accredited in order to receive technical component reimbursement from Medicare. Per MIPPA,
accrediting bodies may perform unannounced facility surveys to validate compliance with
accreditation policies and procedures. This webinar provides an up-to-date overview of MRI
accreditation, and what MRI technologists should be doing to comply with these existing
requirements and procedures.
A printable download will be
available to each registrant prior to
the first session of the webinar.
This will allow you to follow along
with the presentation and make
notes as you feel necessary.
This webinar will be presented in
ONE 2-hour session.
At the completion of this webinar, participants will:
- Be familiar with the components of the ACR phantom
- Understand clinical and administrative requirements of Quality Control testing
- Learn the MR principles affecting image quality and artifacts
- Understand the role of each member of the MRI Accreditation team
- Recognize the problems and pitfalls to avoid during QC testing and submission
Who Should Attend
This webinar would be appropriate for any radiologic
technologist or management personnel involved in the MRI Quality Control testing and/or
MRI accreditation procedures at their facility.
About the Instructor
Richard R. Miguel, MS, DABR
Richard R. Miguel is a Senior Medical Physicist at West Physics Consulting, LLC.
He is board-certified in Diagnostic Medical Physics, holds an M.S. degree in Medical Physics
from Columbia University, and is currently spearheading consulting and operations
efforts for the West Physics Boston Field Office.
Richard has previously worked as a Medical Physicist and assistant to the Radiation Safety Officer
at Beth Israel Medical Center in New York City, and has, in addition, contributed
to the accreditation efforts of the Radiology Department at St. Luke's - Roosevelt Hospital, also
in New York.
These experiences have afforded him the opportunity to work and solve problems with
individuals that fill a wide range of important roles in the medical and regulatory fields.
This webinar provides 2 hours of Category A
continuing education credit for radiologic technolgists
recognized by the ARRT and various licensure states for this
single webinar session.
Session Schedule for Webinar
Dec 31, 1969
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Introduction to the ACR Phantom
- Parameters tested
Quality Control Testing
- Weekly MRI Quality Control
- phantom setup and positioning
- recording image data parameters
- image assessment and measurements
- actions limits
- MRI Principles relevant to Quality Control Testing
- factors affecting image quality can QC results
- identifying and understanding artifacts
- impact of field strength
Additional Quality Control Components
- Laser Film Quality Control
- hard copy image QC
- action limits
- Visual checks
- Maintaining the QC notebook
The ACR accreditation Process
- Role of the physician, medical physicist, and technologist
- Program requirements
- initial application
- continuing education requirements
- Overview of phantom and clinical scanning
- Common pitfalls
- Finalizing the submission
- Maintaining accreditation
- A note on MIPPA and other accrediting bodies
- unannounced site surveys
- documenting site compliance
- accrediting body comparison
All prices are in US dollars
The advanced tuition for this webinar is $0.00 (MTMI members $0.00)
for the complete series when registration is received 4 or more days prior to the start of session one of the webinar series.
The regular tuition is $0.00 (MTMI members $0.00)
for the complete series when registration is
received 3 or less days prior to the start of session one of the webinar series.
Advanced tuition for a single session of the webinar series is $0.00 (MTMI members $0.00) per session
when registration is received 4 or more days prior to the start of session one of the webinar series.
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