January 29, 2016

ACR Updates XR29 Standard FAQs

The American College of Radiology has updated its Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) to help CT providers meet new federal XR-29 “Smart Dose” radiation reduction requirements.

Updated FAQs are accessible from this LINK or the ACR Radiology Safety Section of its website. The College plans to update the FAQs on an ongoing basis.

The XR-29 standard was implemented on Jan. 1, 2016. Providers are now subject to Medicare payment cuts for procedures performed on noncompliant equipment. For additional information, see the related article in the Jan. 8 issue of Advocacy In Action.