As part of the Mammography Quality Standards Act (MQSA), Congress mandated there be annual reporting of adverse actions taken against mammography facilities. Congress stipulated that the report be made available to physicians and the general public and that it should include information that is useful in evaluating the performance of mammography facilities nationwide. In order to provide this information in the timeliest manner, we now post the following information in “real time,” as actions taken against mammography facilities are concluded:
Mammography Facility Against Which There Was An Adverse Action
The State of Illinois
Facility Name and Address:
AdvancedTech Breast Imaging Specialist, LLC
500 N Maple Street
Effingham, IL 62401
Facility ID Number:
As a condition of reaccreditation of this facility, the State of Illinois Certification Agency (SIL CA) requested that the facility’s accreditation body, the American College of Radiolgy (ACR), conduct a Full Additional Mammography Review (AMR). The additional images above the number usually required for accreditation were required because the facility previously failed an AMR which resulted in a State of Illinois directed Patient and Physician Notification (PPN).
On April 20, 2016, the ACR informed the facility that mammograms reviewed during the AMR did not meet the ACR’s criteria for clinical image quality and that it believed the deficiencies posed a serious risk to human health.
The ACR revoked the facility’s accreditation which caused the provisional certificate issued by SIL CA to expire, effective April 29, 2016.
On May 9, 2016, the SICA required the facility to perform another PPN to alert all at-risk patients and their providers of the mammography quality problems at the facility.
The facility successfully completed the second PPN and was notified of such by the SIL CA on June 29, 2016.
Status of the Facility:
The facility is no longer performing mammography.