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The following are recent announcements from the IAC.

Enhancements to Online Accreditation
NEW FEATURES INCLUDE CASE STUDIES CHECK, ENHANCED PASSWORD RESET

In keeping with IAC’s commitment to continuously streamline the online accreditation process, the IAC is pleased to announce new enhancements available to applicant facilities:

Pre-submission Case Requirements Check

IAC is now offering a pre-submission case requirements check for applicant facilities (Vascular Testing, Echocardiography, Nuclear/PET, MRI, CT/Dental). At this time, this is an optional step that facilities may utilize prior to finalizing their application. The pre-submission case requirements check will be performed by IAC staff and was designed to rectify errors and inappropriate case study selection made by facility users prior to final application submission in an effort to provide a more efficient application submission process. To learn more about the process and how to access this new feature, visit intersocietal.org/iac/casecheck.htm.

Enhanced Password Reset Process

We are pleased to announce that IAC has also enhanced the process for resetting a password for Online Accreditation. By clicking the Forgot Your Password? link on the account login screen, then verifying account details, it is now easier to access your account if you have forgotten or lost your User ID or password. Tips for Securing Your Online Accreditation Login Information»

For additional help or questions about your online account, please contact IAC staff at 800-838-2110 or e-mail online-app-help@intersocietal.org.

IAC Changes Fee Structure for Multiple Sites

FEBRUARY 2014 | Effective March 1, 2014, the fees for facilities applying for multiple sites will change. New multiple site fee structure (effective 3/1/2014):

VASCULAR, ECHOCARDIOGRAPHY, NUCLEAR/PET
Per site fee for multiple sites:

  • $1,200 per site for sites 2-3
  • $960 per site for sites 4-10 (20% discount)
  • $750 per site for each site over 10

MRI/CT
Each mobile location per unit (without permanent scanner) over one location:

  • $1,200 per site for sites 2-3
  • $960 per site for sites 4-10 (20% discount)
  • $750 per site for each site over 10

For complete details on nuclear/PET fees, visit the Fees page»

Congratulations to IAC Forum Essay Winners

The IAC extends congratulations and gratitude to the facility staff representatives who were selected to come Washington, D.C. this fall to participate in The IAC Forum.

Staff leaders of IAC accredited facilities that have continuously proven a commitment to quality were invited to submit essays to attend The Forum. Above, the winners from the essay contest are pictured (LEFT TO RIGHT): Naftoli Neuburger, MD - Naftoli Neuburger, MD, PC; Beth Gulyasy, RDCS - Technical Director of UPMC Heart & Vascular Institute; Noura Aman, BS, RVT, RDCS - Vascular Lab Technical Director at Mission Internal Medicine Group; Cathy Dickens, BS, RDCS - Technical Director at Children’s Hospital of Richmond; Thomas Schneider, MD, RVT - Vascular Lab Medical Director at St. Joseph Health Center; Amy Corbett, BS, RDMS, RVT - Technical Director at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore; Jessie Riley, MA, RT(N) - Technical Director/Nuclear Cardiology Supervisor at Lexington Medical Center; Cesar Rodriguez, RT(R)(CT), CNMT, RSO - Director of Medical Imaging at Laredo Cardiovascular Consultants, P.A.; Nigel Thomas, RDMS, RT(R), RVT - Technical Director at Fairfax Radiological Consultants; Kathleen Hannon, MS, RVT, RDMS - Technical Director of Clinical Diagnostic Vascular Lab at Mass General Hospital; Doug Wuebben, BA, AS, RDCS - Pediatric and Adult Echo Technical Director at Avera Sacred Heart Hospital in Yankton, S.D.



The first ever IAC Forum brought together a variety of stakeholders to provide critical thoughts and explore the value and direction of IAC accreditation. The more than 100 attendees represented each of the IAC divisions. The commitment, dedication to the process and ideas for improvement shared specifically by these individuals was very evident and their participation invaluable. The event resulted in extensive, valuable feedback that the IAC will utilize as the roadmap as future plans are designed. See photos from the event»

IAC Earns ISO 9001:2008 and 27001:2005 Certifications

OCTOBER 17, 2013 | The Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC) has earned certification for compliance with the International Organization for Standardization (ISO)’s 9001:2008 and 27001:2005 standards.

IAC Earns ISO Certification

IAC staff (left to right) Sandra Katanick, IAC CEO; Cindy Weiland, IAC Chief Compliance Officer; Kenneth Kirby, IAC Chief Information Officer; and Mary Lally, IAC Deputy CEO

According to Geoffrey A. Rose, MD, FACC, FASE, IAC Chairperson, “Just as IAC accreditation demonstrates to the outside world a facility’s commitment to quality and quality improvement, so ISO certification demonstrates IAC’s commitment to a disciplined approach in assaying that quality and protecting that information.”

Upon completion of an extensive systems evaluation, IAC now possesses certification and is designated as a quality certified organization in two specific areas:

  • ISO 9001:2008, Quality Management System certification assures the incorporation of a process approach when developing, implementing and improving the effectiveness of a quality management system designed to enhance customer satisfaction. It includes obtaining the results of process performance and effectiveness, and continual improvement of processes based on objective measurement.
  • ISO 27001:2005, a rigorous certification for information security management, defines the information security controls and other forms of risk treatment required to prevent and defend against potential data system vulnerabilities. The certification ensures that the information security controls continue to meet security needs on an ongoing basis.

Read the complete press release»

Now Available! Lapel Pins, Embroidered Patches & Patient Information Brochures for Accredited Facilities

JUNE 2013 | Show the patients and communities you serve your dedication to quality patient care! The IAC offers accredited facilities the following new optional products, now available for purchase. Place your order directly from your Online Accreditation account.

  • Patient Information Brochures & Holder ($25)
    Great for your lobby or waiting area, use this display to educate your patients on your commitment to quality care. This attractive set features one pack (250-ct) of preprinted brochures, and a clear acrylic brochure holder bearing the IAC logo and mission, Improving health care through accreditation. Holder measures 4.25” w x 7.25” h x 2.5” d. Please note: Brochures are modality-specific. A sample brochure is included as part of the certificate package.
  • Embroidered Patch ($7 each, 2 or more are $5 each)
    Perfect for displaying your achievement on your lab coat or uniform. This round, 2.5” IAC embroidered patch makes a strong statement with a white background, brown and green logo, brown edge and comes with an iron-on backing. Outer circle reads “Member of Accredited Facility,” ensuring that it can be worn proudly by all staff members. Please note: Patches are modality-specific. One (1) complimentary patch is included as part of the certificate package (Effective June 1, 2013).
  • Lapel Pin ($10 each, 2 or more are $7 each)
    Celebrate your facility’s achievement with the IAC lapel pin. This 1” jewelry-quality pin is die struck with stamped soft enamel, plated in real gold and has a butterfly clutch backing. Outer circle reads “Member of Accredited Facility,” ensuring that it can be worn proudly by all staff members. Please note: Lapel pins are modality-specific. One (1) complimentary pin is included as part of the certificate package. (Effective June 1, 2013)

Note: If you have not previously accessed Online Accreditation, you will not be able to order these items online. Only administrators of the Online Accreditation account have the appropriate credentials to login and order these items.

If you do not have access to Online Accreditation but wish to place an order, please e-mail marketing@intersocietal.org and we will e-mail you an order form to mail in.

Minnesota Facilities, Hospitals Furnishing ADI Services Must Be Accredited By 8/1/2013
IAC Designated As An Approved Accrediting Organization

MAY 1, 2013 | Effective August 1, 2013, Minnesota facilities and hospitals that furnish advanced diagnostic imaging (ADI) services [inclusive of Nuclear/PET, MRI and CT] must be accredited by an organization approved by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in order to receive reimbursement.

Without accreditation through one of the approved organizations by August 1, 2013, your facility and/or hospital will not receive reimbursement. The Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC) has been designated as an approved accrediting organization.

To view the official chaptered version of the Minnesota Bill 2276, click here. Or you can view this and other active policies on the IAC Nuclear/PET website (intersocietal.org/nuclear) by selecting Reimbursement > Payment Policies in the green menu bar at the top.

IAC Announces Proposal Acceptance for 2013 Research Award Program and Broadens Eligibility

FEBRUARY 15, 2013 | With the objective of funding innovative and meritorious research relevant to facility accreditation, the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC) Research Committee invites IAC sponsoring organizations and their members, government agencies, health care insurers, academic institutions and other nonprofit organizations to submit proposals regarding accreditation and quality improvement for the 2013 IAC Research Award Program. Read more»

Changes to the IAC Nuclear/PET Board of Directors

FEBRUARY 15, 2013 | The IAC is pleased to announce the following changes to the IAC Nuclear/PET Board of Directors.

NEW OFFICERS ELECTED

Benjamin McCallister, Jr., MD, President
Scott D. Jerome, DO, FACC, FASNC, President-Elect
Robert J. Gropler, MD, Immediate Past-President

NEW BOARD MEMBERS

The IAC is pleased to welcome new board member Leonie Gordon, M.B., Ch.B representing the American College of Nuclear Physicians (ACNP)

IN RECOGNITION AND THANKS

The IAC also long time board member Sue Abreu, MD, FACNM, who finished her term.

For complete details on the IAC Nuclear/PET Board of Directors, please visit www.intersocietal.org/nuclear/main/who_we_are.htm.

Updates to Online Accreditation Allow Facilities to View Financial Details, Order Promotional Items

JANUARY 15, 2013 | The IAC has released several new enhancements to the Online Accreditation application that will significantly assist facilities with accessing their financial details.

  • Purchase Extras - Once granted accreditation, facilities can now order additional items (certificates, door clings, certificate plaques) for their facility electronically.
  • Transaction History - Facilities can now view past and pending financial transactions with IAC including the ability to view and print receipts.
  • Follow Up Payment - This allows users to submit a new payment or modify a payment that was not accepted.

The IAC will continue to make enhancements to Online Accreditation to make the process as simple as possible. Stay tuned for more updates!

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