by Jared Staheli
June 25th, 2015
With respect to mobile mammography units, the law provides specific standards regarding those qualified to perform mammograms and how they should be certified. The Mammography Quality Standards Act (MQSA) requires the Secretary to ensure that all facilities that provide mammography services meet national quality standards. Effective October 1, 1994, all facilities providing screening and diagnostic mammography services (except Veteran’s Affairs) must have a certificate issued by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to operate.
All IHS providers billing for services rendered by a mobile mammography unit under reassignment must complete §§1, 4, and 14 of Form CMS-855B. The certification number for the mammography equipment must be entered in §4.1.5 of Form CMS-855B. For more information on the MQSA file, see Chapter 18, §20.1.2 of Pub. 100-04, Medicare Claims Processing Manual.