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Title: Section 455.26 - Radiology

455.26 Radiology. This functional reporting center must contain all the expenses associated with the provision of diagnostic radiology services under the direction of a radiologist as required for the examination and care of patients. Additional activities include but are not limited to the following: taking and processing fluorographs and radiographs; examining and interpreting results; consulting with patients and attending physicians; disposing of radioactive waste; and storing and retrieving film and radioactive materials.

(a) Standard unit of measure: relative value units. Radiology Relative Values as determined by the California Medical Association, 1974 California Relative Value Studies, pages 142-155, California Medical Association, 44 Gough Street, San Francisco, CA 94103. Copies of this publication are available from the Office of Health Systems Management, Department of Health, Empire State Plaza, Corning Tower, Albany, NY 12237, and a copy is available for inspection and copying at the offices of the records access officer of the Department of Health, Empire State Plaza, Corning Tower, Albany, NY 12237. Relative value units for unlisted and "BR" (By Report) procedures should be reasonably estimated on the basis of other comparable procedures or estimated by qualified personnel. Count "Total Unit Value," not "PC Unit Value."

(b) Data source. The number of relative value units shall be the actual count maintained by the radiology department. Copies of the California Relative Value Scales can be obtained from the Office of Health Systems Management by requesting a copy of Health Facilities Memorandum No. 78-72, dated August 7, 1978.


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