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
Improve your ultrasound practice.
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?
If granted accreditation, your practice must reapply every three years to remain accredited.
Review the Accreditation Agreement.
In order to apply for practice accreditation, your practice must be following the Standards and Guidelines for the Accreditation of Ultrasound Practices. Once you are ready to apply or reapply, log in to your AIUM user account to create the application. If you do not have an AIUM user account (member or nonmember), you must create one.
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.