We are a private radiology practice that applied for and became accredited and certified as a mammography facility. We do not own a mammography x-ray unit or employ a radiological technologist qualified to perform mammography. We had applied for accreditation using the x-ray unit and technologist from a certified mobile facility that visits our practice periodically. Do we have to be inspected separately from the mobile facility and who is responsible for correcting any problems found?
If your facility and the mobile facility are both certified, you are both required to be inspected annually. Your facility and the mobile facility may, under certain circumstances, qualify under our Inspection Fee Consolidation policy, which could reduce your inspection fee cost. Regarding who is responsible for correction of problems, both facilities would be responsible for assuring that all aspects of mammography are in compliance prior to performing examinations on patients.