Features & Benefits

Accreditation Compliance:

The Template Reporting System:

  • Is structured so that all IAC-Nuclear / ACR required report elements are included
  • Has 238 error-checks that verify completeness, accreditation compliance & logical consistency
  • Has specific corrective messages to the user on exactly how to make sure reports are 100% correct
  • Is updated with changes in ICANL & ACR standards

All report elements are expressed according to industry-standardized nomenclature (defined according to the below publications):

  • 2017 ASNC Reporting Standards
  • ACC/AHA/ACR/ASE/ASNC/HRS/NASCI/RSNA/SAIP/SCAI/SCCT/SCMR/SIR 2008 Key Data Elements and Definitions for Cardiac Imaging
  • ACR Practice Guideline For Communication of Diagnostic Imaging Findings

History of IAC Nuclear/PET Report Compliance

One of the most difficult aspects of achieving and maintaining IAC Nuclear/PET accreditation has always been final report compliance.

The most recent study that evaluated nuclear lab’s compliance with the reporting standards showed that a significant percentage of labs still have report deficiencies, even after 3 accreditation cycles:

The researchers concluded that report compliance did improve over time, however, labs still struggle in the following areas:

  • Quantifying (properly describing) perfusion defects
  • Report timeliness
  • Integrating stress and imaging reports
  • Documenting report approval date

Our White Paper:

The raw IAC Nuclear/PET (formerly ICANL) report standards are very hard to understand, much less comply with.

The new 2017 IAC Nuclear/PET standards have 6 pages of (fine print) final report requirements.  Plus, the IAC Standards recommend a standardized report according to the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology’s  (ASNC’s) report standards.

  • That’s easy enough to say, but ASNC’s report standards are comprised of 65 pages of fine print.

We have created The Definitive Guide & Checklist to IAC Nuclear/PET Report Compliance.

Our Guide & Checklist:

  1. Organizes the report requirements into meaningful categories
  2. Explains the requirements clearly
  3. Itemizes them into individual elements (with check-boxes)
  4. States what the current ASNC-standardized terminology is for defects
  5. Allows you to easily assess your compliance
  6. Gives you room for notes regarding any action steps you may need to take to achieve full compliance

The Definitive Guide & Checklist for IAC Nuclear/PET Report Compliance

A clear explanation of the IAC Nuclear/PET final report standards.  Quickly & easily assess your compliance.

Here’s a sample page from the Guide & Checklist:

Layout & Design

Layout & Design

It irritates healthcare providers when they receive wordy, multiple page reports.

Many nuclear cardiology reports:

    • Lack clarity
    • Use non-standard terminology
    • Are unnecessarily more than one page
    • Multiple page reports can get separated from each other by referring MDs’ staff

 Our reports are:

    • Comprehensive, clear & to the point
    • 1 page:  Can’t get separated
    • Logically consistent- error checking helps to ensure this
    • Correct in spelling, grammar & punctuation
    • Tested in the real world for 4 years

Quick & Intuitive to Use

Quick and Easy to Use

 Image Interpretation

 

… fast and super-easy to use after you’ve read about 7 studies.

 

Mark C Goldberg MD FACC, Nuclear Interpreting Physician

Demographics, Clinical History & Stress Test Data Entry

  • Takes 2-3 minutes to transcribe from a coordinated 1-page stress worksheet
  • Can be done by a Nuclear Technologist or NP/PA/RA/RN/MA

Protect Your Reimbursement

Documents Proper Performance:

We are under scrutiny to document that we perform tests correctly.

Did you know that a RAC can penalize you for failing to document the route of administration of a pharmacologic stress agent?

Extreme Attention to Detail

Meticulous documentation protects your lab against:

  • Audits and site visits by accreditation agencies
  • Audits by Recovery Audit Contractors (RACs)
  • Audits by insurance companies

 

Built for Appropriate Use Criteria

Appropriate Use Criteria (AUC) are rapidly becoming a more important and essential part of cardiac imaging.

  • It behooves us to become familiar with AUC & to start demonstrating AUC fulfillment in our final reports.

Our Indications variable choices are designed to demonstrate adherence to the 2009 Appropriate Use Criteria for Cardiac Radionuclide Imaging.

Forged in the Real World

Our system has been tested & improved daily, by the developer, for 4 years in an ICANL accredited lab.

Almost every clinical scenario has already been encountered and built into the templates.

Keep Your Costs Down

Inexpensive

SPECT MPI reimbursement has taken a big hit over the last few years.

 

For Quality Reporting Software, We Lead the Market in:

    • Price
    • Final report quality
    • Ease of use
    • ICANL / ASNC compliance

Easy Implementation & IT Integration

Easy to Implement

    • Easy to learn; 20 concise video tutorials
    • Very tidy from an IT perspective
    • Everything happens within the MS Word application
    • Save final report as a PDF; Upload to any EHR
    • No databases or programs to be installed
    •  *  MS Word 2007 or newer is all that is required

 

Live Remote Demos

 

Fully Functioning Trial Available

    • No credit card required
    • All final report PDFs created during trial period are yours to keep
    • No-risk: if you need your trial period extended, just contact us

 

Email Support

    • We also return phone calls ASAP.
    • We can’t always pick up immediately, but we’ll respond to you in a timely fashion.

 

Remote Customization & Training Available

Have a Question?

1 (520) 429-9971

Jim@NuclearCardiologyReports.com

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