Mobile Unit Multi-Site Policy (Revised 5-25-2022)
Modified on: Wed, 25 May, 2022 at 2:08 PM
The accreditation process for mobile units differs depending upon the scenario.
If a mobile unit(s) or mobile company services multiple locations that do not have the same units, interpreting physician(s) or scanning protocols, each location served by the mobile unit(s) or mobile company must apply for accreditation separately and pay the full accreditation fee.
If a mobile unit(s) or mobile company services multiple locations and all locations have the same units, interpreting physician(s) and scanning protocols, the mobile unit(s) must pay full fees and submit accreditation testing at a designated main location. Each mobile location served by that unit must apply for accreditation separately and pay a reduced accreditation fee but additional testing will not be required. This scenario may not be applicable to mobile locations that have existing accredited units. Facilities should follow the steps below to ensure that additional mobile address applications linked to the same mobile unit are processed using the reduced fee:
If a unit serves multiple sites and the units, imaging protocols and interpreting physician(s) are the same at each site, then the facility should send a request letter on letter head signed by the supervising physician or facility administrator listed on the designated main location account. The letter should include the following information:
Facility Name and Address of the accredited location with modality ID number
Facility Name and Address of the additional locations
Start date that mobile unit services the additional location(s)
Indication that interpreting physician(s) for additional location is the same interpreting physician(s) listed under the accredited main location
Indication that scanning protocols for the additional location are the same scanning protocols listed under the accredited main location
You can submit your letter through our new support ticket system. An account manager will contact you regarding your request.
The discount is valid for a defined period of time, and does not apply to repeats or reinstates with corrective action plans. Upon renewal, a new discount request is required.
Mobile companies that bill the technical component at the corporate address may use this address on their application - provided they have the same interpreting physician(s) and scanning protocols at all locations serviced; and all mobile units in use are included. Testing can be acquired from any of the sites serviced.
Revision History for this Article
Description of Revision(s)
Article created; FAQs incorporated; No criteria changes
|8-18-2021||Scenario 2||Clarified language regarding mobile unit locations and testing requirements|
|5-16-2022||Scenario 2 and 3||Added a new Scenario 2, moved original Scenario 2 to Scenario 3. Changed physician group to physician(s). Removed unit-based specific language. |
|5-18-2022||Scenario 2 and 3||Reversed the order of Scenario 2 and 3|
|5-25-2022||Scenario 3||Clarified language|
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