Off-Site Medical Imaging Facilities
Off-site medical imaging facility providers must:
- Provide community standard medical technology equipment, staff and professional collaboration with California Correctional Health Care Services (CCHCS) medical providers.
- Include technical and professional component as designated for general diagnostic procedures and any other radiology services.
- Have a user interface consistent with California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) radio information system/picture archiving and communication system (RIS/PACS), which provides accepting exam requests via an interface, ability to send digital images and related information (such as screening and consent forms, and lab values) via digital imaging and communications in medicine (DICOMSM) to the CDCR RIS/PACS system upon completion of exams.
- In the event an interface is not provided, providers must send the CDCR medical imaging center CDs of all medical imaging procedures performed and exam reports on CDCR patients. The CDs must be sent no later than three days after the date of exam via mail to the CCHCS Imaging Records Center.
- Provide remote access to the medical facility’s RIS/PACS to allow printing of reports and exams.
- Providers who perform imaging services must issue a final, signed interpretive report within two business days. Providers who fail to provide documentation by the stated time frame may be subject to delay in payment or denial, until documentation is received.