MQSA


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MQSA

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MedInformatix RIS' ability to support a virtually limitless number of input fields while generating highly readable reports was instrumental in enabling Epic to achieve its perfect MQSA score.
The MQSA program combines the elements of the ACRS voluntary Mammography Accreditation Program and the Medicare Screening Mammography Benefit program of the Health Care Financing Administration (HCFA).
PenTrac[TM] for enhanced efficiency with patient tracking and MQSA reporting is available as a solution hosted at customer's site or via the Web by PenRad.
In 1998, Congress amended MQSA guidelines with the Mammography Quality Standards Reauthorization Act (MQSRA) of 1998.
10) These common law legal precedents inform the radiologist's duties under the MQSA and ACR standards:
24) The MQSA certification program includes on-site inspections and quality review every, 3 years, at a minimum.
25 credit hours are applicable towards fulfillment of MQSA accreditation requirements Program focuses on the impact of technical advances in clinical practice which include all areas of breast and women's imaging Covers the principles involved and the latest advances being utilized in the detection and diagnosis of breast cancer
Neither of these potential adversities materialized and within several months the MQSA provisions were implemented quietly and without controversy.
41) In April 1999, MQSA regulations began requiring BIRADS to be used in mammography reports.
MQSA compliance and inspections came at a cost to facilities providing mammography services.
Our positive predictive value has gone from between 20% and 25% during the last 3 years on our MQSA audit to almost 50%.
Since the MQSA regulations took effect in 1999, several amendments have been enacted, most notably new stringent equipment guidelines that became effective on October 28, 2002.