Diagnostic Imaging Center of Excellenceâ„¢

Phone 1-800-770-0145 x4542 | Email dicoe@acr.org

Our representatives are available:
Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. ET

Getting Started


Is your medical imaging getting the recognition it deserves? Your team can now receive well-deserved recognition for outstanding diagnostic imaging and patient care.

The ACR Diagnostic Imaging Center of Excellence™ achievement is a one-of-a-kind new program that takes your department or practice to the next level of imaging efficiency, safety and quality care.

Reach for the pinnacle of medical imaging care.

01 Benefits

Download DICOE brochure »

Video Testimonials  
   

Chair, ACR Quality & Safety Commission


Mount Desert Island Hospital
 
Hacksensack University Medical Center

02 Determine Eligibility & Program Guidelines

Diagnostic Imaging Center of Excellence Program Requirements » Revised 11/30/2015

A facility is eligible to receive the ACR Diagnostic Imaging Center of Excellence designation if it meets the following basic criteria:

Areas of Assessment

The Diagnostic Imaging Center of excellence (DICOE) program adheres to the following program guidelines:

A healthcare network or a practice may include combination of locations (hospital, outpatient or free standing imaging centers). The DICOE designation is applicable to all locations within your practice included at the time of your application. These locations must be a part of one practice, which share common governance, policy, procedure, and radiologists group.

03 Payment Policy and Fees

Effective immediately all applications will be assessed in accordance with the new DICOE payment policy.

DICOE Payment Policy Revised January 1, 2019

  1. DICOE defines a Practice as a single hospital/group practice. As long as these locations are within one state, one application is sufficient. A single DICOE application includes a maximum of five locations within the state. Please calculate and submit the total application fee along with a copy of your application.
  2. Multi-state Radiology practices must complete a separate application for each state.
  3. DICOE surveyors are required to survey at least one location.

DICOE Fee Table

A DICOE Designation period is for three years. Please complete a separate application and fees for each state within USA.

Diagnostic Imaging Center of Excellence (DICOE) PER STATE

Application Cycle

Number of Locations

Fee

Site Survey required (Y/N)

Add Locations mid cycle**

Initial/ Renewal

1 to 5

$3,000

Yes

$300/location- up to 5 locations

6 to 10 sites

add $2000

Yes

$300/location- up to 10 locations

11 to 15 sites

add $1000

Yes

$300/location- up to 15 locations

Diagnostic Imaging Center of Excellence (DICOE) International

 

Initial/ Renewal

1 to 5

$3,750

Yes

Will review the application on a case by case basis

** Mid cycle is defined as 1.5 years from the date of DICOE designation.

Example 1:

Practice #1 – Applied for 15 locations within one state.

First 1-5 locations

$3000

6-10 locations

$2000

11-15 locations

$1000

Total Fee

$6000


Example 2:

Practice #2 – Initial application included three locations. During mid- cycle, they add 2 locations.

First 3 locations

$3000

Add 2 locations

$600

Total fee

$3600


Example 3:

Practice #3 – Original practice is in OH State and they need to add 3 locations in PA.

First application for OH

$3000

Add 3 locations for PA

$2000

Total fee

$5000

04 Apply

Please click on the link below to complete an electronic Diagnostic Imaging Center of Excellence form.

https://app.smartsheet.com/b/form/d0b9fc4d17ca4d0f8f782838c0fbf513

Please follow the instructions for application and payment submission. If you have any questions please contact DICOE@acr.org or call 1-800-660-0145 extension 4542.