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
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?
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If granted accreditation, your practice must reapply every three years to remain accredited.
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.
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:
Abdominal/GeneralAdjunctive Competence in Contrast-Enhanced Ultrasound (coming soon!)Case Study Submission Requirements | Supporting Documents
Breast Case Study Submission Requirements | Supporting Documents
Female Pelvic Floor (Urogynecology) Case Study Submission Requirements | Supporting Documents
Fetal Echocardiography Case Study Submission Requirements | Supporting Documents
Gynecologic (with or without 3D) Case Study Submission Requirements | Supporting Documents
Musculoskeletal (Diagnostic) Case Study Submission Requirements | Supporting Documents
Musculoskeletal (Ultrasound-Guided Interventional Procedures) Case Study Submission Requirements | Supporting Documents
Standard Obstetric (all trimesters or trimester-specific) Case Study Submission Requirements | Supporting Documents
Standard Obstetric with an Adjunct in Detailed Fetal Anatomic Ultrasound Examinations Case Study Submission Requirements | Supporting Documents
Limited OB for Advanced Clinical Providers Case Study Submission Requirements | Supporting Documents
Thyroid, Parathyroid, and Neck Case Study Submission Requirements | Supporting Documents
Ultrasound-Guided Regional Anesthesia Case Study Submission Requirements | Supporting Documents
Urologic Case Study Submission Requirements | Supporting Documents
Point-of-Care Ultrasound (Coming soon!) Case Study Submission Requirements | Supporting Documents
Submit your case studies and supporting documents by uploading them:
General File Requirements
How to Prepare Your Documents for Upload
General Requirements for the Submission of Case Studies
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