SF 1811 requires the accreditation of advanced diagnostic imaging facilities.
Section 1 (144.1225) Subd. 1 defines advanced diagnostic imaging services. The definition does not include computed tomography, x-ray, ultrasound, or fluoroscopy.
Subd. 2 paragraph (a) states that in order to be eligible for reimbursement from any source, including health insurance, worker compensation insurance, automobile insurance, the state employee group insurance program, and other state health care programs, advanced diagnostic imaging services must be conducted and processed in a facility that is accredited by one of the specified entities. The accreditation standards recognized under this section must include: (1) provisions establishing qualifications of the physician; (2) standards for quality control and routine monitoring by a medical physicist; (3) qualifications of the technologist; (4) guidelines for personnel and patient safety; and (5) standards for initial and ongoing quality control using clinical image review and quantitative testing.
Paragraph (b) requires any facility currently performing advanced diagnostic imaging services to obtain accreditation by August 1, 2013, if they want reimbursement by the programs listed in paragraph (a). After this date, all facilities that provide these services must obtain accreditation before commencing operations and must maintain accreditation with an accrediting organization.
Subd. 3 requires advanced diagnostic imaging facilities and providers of advanced diagnostic imaging services to annually provide the commissioner with evidence of accreditation. Authorizes the commissioner to promulgate rules to administer the required reporting.