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Computed Tomography (CT) Compliance Clarifications under Section 218(a)(1) of the Protecting Access to Medicare Act (PAMA)- Information Only
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REVISED 04.15.16: Revised to clarify questions regarding oversight • Information Only: The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is sharing this clarification with State and Federal Surveyors as information only. Surveyors will not be expected to determine compliance with Advanced Diagnostic Imaging (ADI) suppliers or hospital outpatient department requirements. Accrediting Organizations (AOs) will be evaluating compliance on a periodic basis. State Agency and Regional Office Staffs have no role to play in this process. • Clarifications: The CMS is providing compliance and payment clarifications based on stakeholder questions regarding National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) XR-29 Standard. • Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): The FAQs attached with this policy memorandum aim to clarify stakeholder uncertainty and to include aspects of payment reductions if CT systems are found non-compliant.