AIUM Ultrasound Practice Accreditation

What is AIUM Accreditation?

AIUM ultrasound practice accreditation is a voluntary peer review process that allows practices to demonstrate that they meet or exceed nationally recognized standards in the performance and interpretation of diagnostic ultrasound examinations. The accreditation process encourages providers of diagnostic ultrasound services to assess their strengths and weaknesses and initiate changes to improve their practices.

Practices accredited by the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM) have demonstrated competency in every aspect of their operation, including:

  • Personnel Education, Training, and Experience

  • Document Storage and Record Keeping

  • Policies and Procedures Safeguarding Patients, Ultrasound Personnel, and Equipment

  • Instrumentation

  • Quality Assurance

  • Case Studies

Why Should My Practice Seek AIUM Accreditation?

  • Exhibit your commitment to clinical excellence.

  • Display your commitment to the highest quality patient care.

  • Provide credibility to peers and patients.

  • Demonstrate that your practice meets the quality assurance requirements of a growing number of insurance companies.

  • Meet the requirements of a growing number of insurers.

  • Your competitors are accredited... why not you?

How Much Does AIUM Accreditation Cost?

View Current Fee Schedule

If granted accreditation, your practice must reapply every three years to remain accredited.

What Happens After I Submit My Practice's Application?

The AIUM ultrasound practice accreditation review process begins once you have submitted the online application, payment, and the signed accreditation agreement, your case studies, and supporting documents.

What happens next?

  • The AIUM will also sign the accreditation agreement, and one copy will be sent back to the practice for your HIPAA records.

  • The cases will be evaluated and scored by two reviewers, and, if their scores don't agree, by a third reviewer as well.

  • AIUM Accreditation Department staff review the online portion of the application and the supporting documentation.

  • When the cases and documentation have been reviewed, the results will be summarized in a findings letter, which will include a detailed report on the case study submissions and identify any areas that need clarification or modification.

  • The practice will be given the opportunity to provide clarification, make corrections, and, if necessary, submit new case studies within 30 days from the date of the findings letter.

  • The Ultrasound Practice Accreditation Council will decide whether to grant accreditation based on your application and your response to the findings letter.

  • Practices that are awarded accreditation will be notified via email and will receive a certificate.

How Does My Practice Apply for AIUM Accreditation?

Review the Accreditation Agreement.

Each interpreting physician must complete the following form when applying for accreditation:

Attestation of Satisfactory Completion of AIUM Physician Training Guidelines

Review the case study submission requirements and supporting documents relevant to the specialties in which your practice seeks accreditation. The AIUM offers accreditation of the following specialties:

Additional Ultrasound Guided Procedures (in development)

Submit your case studies and supporting documents by uploading them.

How to Prepare Your Documents for Upload (includes Application Checklist)

Please review our FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS. If your question still cannot be answered, please e-mail us at accreditation@aium.org. We will do our best to respond by the next business day.

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