08 Sep Acr New Supervising Radiologist Agreement
8) The physician and pa should regularly check all services delegated to patients as well as mutually agreed guidelines for practice. 9) The physician is responsible for clarifying and familiarizing the PA with its monitoring methods and style of delegation of care to patients. 2 An RPA is a person certified by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) who has successfully completed an RPA program recognized by the Certification Board for Radiology Practitioner Assistants (CBRPA). 9 According to the CBRPA, RPAs are qualified for primary radiological care under the supervision of a radiologist. While CPAPs and PRs can practice outside of the radiology specialty, RPAs are limited to radiology or other imaging specialties. 6) perform specialized imaging techniques, including invasive imaging, after demonstrating competence under the supervision of a certified radiologist; Personal supervision – The medical officer must be present in the room while the procedure is being conducted. 5 The CAB is the oldest and most recognized radiology accreditation body in the United States and the only accreditation process established and conducted by radiologists and medical physicists. The education-focused accreditation process is based on the parameters of ACR practice and technical standards that have been developed to ensure appropriate radiological care for patients. It is important to note that these rules only apply to non-clinical parameters. If state law and institutional guidelines permit, reimbursement requirements vary from hospital to hospital. If the doctor is present in a hospital, the services may be billed in the name of the doctor and reimbursed at 100% of the Medicare fee schedule. If the attending physician is not present, the service may be billed on behalf of the PA and is reimbursed at 85% of the Medicare fee schedule.
(The rules applicable to commercial payers vary. Only one practice should consult with its trade cost organizations to determine if there is coverage for PA services.) With the continued growth of imaging, more and more radiologists are turning to Physician Extender. The Human Resources Task Force of the American College of Radiology estimates that the workload for radiologists is increasing by 6% each year, while the number of radiologists is increasing by only 2% per year. 1 Radiological departments and practices recognize that if they are unable to meet the needs, other specialties move to absorb the volume. Radiological practices have the opportunity to hire many types of physicist extenders to meet this demand….