Reimbursement & the Carotid Stenting Facility: An Overview

The Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC) receives numerous phone calls and
e-mails each week from individuals who are concerned with their compliance to insurance carriers’ payment policies. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) requires certification of carotid stenting facilities for reimbursement. At this time, the IAC is not aware of any private carriers that require accreditation.

A listing of payment policies of which the IAC is currently aware can be found on this website under Payment Policies.


Attempt to stay abreast of payment policies as a service to the carotid stenting community.

Communicate information to facilities about payment policies (through the IAC website, articles and other mailings to facilities).

Employ knowledgeable staff to assist facilites with basic questions about payment policies.

Provide, upon request, the same information to insurance carriers as we publish in the accredited facility listing on the website.


Establish rules or regulations for the insurance carriers.

Have the authority to make decisions regarding implementation dates, extensions, etc.

Have responsibility for notifying providers of carotid stenting testing services of payment policies.

Further questions about IAC accreditation as related to reimbursement may be directed to the IAC via e-mail.