Mobile Unit Multi-Site Policy (Revised 8-18-2021)
Modified on: Wed, 25 Aug, 2021 at 2:01 PM
The accreditation process for mobile units differs depending upon the scenario.
If a mobile unit/units services multiple locations that do not have the same interpreting physicians and scanning protocols, each location served by the mobile unit must apply for accreditation separately and pay the full accreditation fee.
If a mobile unit/units services multiple locations and all locations have the same interpreting physicians and scanning protocols, the mobile unit(s) must pay full fees and undergo 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 already 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:
Contact the ACR to determine the discount.
Apply for each mobile location, and include a signed survey agreement and a letter with each payment submission stating that the site has the same interpreting physicians and scanning protocols as the main mobile location. Facilities must provide the modality ID number of the main site in the letter, and the letter must be signed by the practice site supervising physician.
Each mobile location will be charged a reduced accreditation fee based on a multi-site discount.
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.
For Unit-Based Accreditation
Accredited mobile units under the same ownership may be shifted from one location to another (route change) without any additional costs as long as all units have successfully undergone accreditation testing and no new certificates are requested. Verification of the mobile unit’s accreditation will occur before the additional address applications are accepted. A change in ownership of a mobile unit or a new previously untested mobile unit will be treated differently and does not qualify under scenario 1 or 2 above.
MRI/CT/NM/PET: If a unit serves multiple sites and the imaging protocols and interpreting physician group 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 list on the accredited 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 location(s)
Start date that mobile unit services the additional location(s)
Indication that interpreting physician for additional location is the same interpreting physician listed under the accredited account that the mobile units was tested under.
Indication that scanning protocols for additional location are the same scanning protocols listed under the accredited account that the mobile units was tested under.
You can submit your letter through our new support ticket system. An account manager will contact you regarding your request.
If a mobile company services multiple sites and they use the mobile company's interpreting physicians, the mobile company representative will complete a Discount Spreadsheet. After review, a discount letter will be sent to the mobile company. This will be submitted at the same time the fees and the Survey Agreement are submitted.
If a mobile company services multiple locations that do not have the same interpreting physicians and scanning protocols, each location served by the mobile unit must apply for accreditation separately and pay the full accreditation fee.
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|
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