Mammography Quality Standards Act

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Mammography Quality Standards Act

Imaging A regulation requiring mammography clinics to mail Pts–in addition to those sent to the Pt's physician–clear, easily understood, written reports of mammography within 30 days of the examination or sooner if results are suspicious. See Mammography.
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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.
According to MQSA, "all mammography facilities in the United States must now meet certain stringent standards for equipment, personnel and image quality, be accredited by an FDA-approved accreditation body, be MQSA-certified, and be inspected annually."
FDA was delegated the authority to implement MQSA in June 1993.
Answers to Directed Reading Quizzes DRI0003001 and DRI0003002 Directed Reading Quiz DRI0003001 "Genetics, Genomics and Molecular Medicine" and Quiz DRI0003002 "MQSA Update" were published in the January/February 2003 issue of Radiologic Technology.
Authorizes the Secretary to suspend or revoke a facility's certificate if the owner, operator, or any employee is found guilty of misrepresentation in obtaining the certificate; has failed to comply with requirements or standards; has failed to comply with the Secretary's reasonable requests for records, information, reports, or pertinent records, or to inspect the facility; has violated or aided and abetted in the violation of any MQSA provision or implementing regulation; or has failed to comply with a sanction.
The federal government auditing system established by the Mammography Quality Standards Act (MQSA) relies upon structured reporting.
The author combined the MQSA requirement that all mammography facilities have a consumer complaint mechanism with patient satisfaction surveys, which is not a requirement.
For those radiologists who are MQSA certified in standard mammography, the FDA requires an 8-hour training session.
Having found various professions' self-governance to be inadequate, Congress has directed the government to establish specific requirements; the Mammography Quality Standards Act (MQSA) and the U.S.
"It is this variability across state bills that is a problem and argues in favor of a federal solution or single national program perhaps channeled by way of the Mammography Quality Standards Act (MQSA)," he said.