Accreditation

AccreditedIMPORTANT COVID-19 UPDATE:

We continue to accept applications for accreditations and reaccreditations, and the online chart review portion of the process will continue. However, we have put site visits on hold for the time-being. We will resume onsite surveys as soon as it is safe to do so. In the meantime, we will offer extensions to those practices in danger of expiring before the completion of their accreditations.

We appreciate your trust in ACRO. As always, please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions or concerns.  Above all, we hope that everyone is staying healthy

Thank you for your interest in the accreditation program of the American College of Radiation Oncology (ACRO).

As part of its mission, ACRO developed a practice accreditation program in 1995, consisting of practice standards for radiation oncology. Accreditation is a voluntary process in which professional peers identify standards indicative of a quality practice, and an audit is conducted to assure that these standards are followed.

Since its establishment, the accreditation program has undergone periodic revisions to reflect clinical and scientific advances within the field, providing for the safe and effective practice of radiation therapy. The most recent in-depth review carried out in 2010 resulted in major changes to the process by introducing online case submissions by each practice with online review by disease site specific team members, and a quicker turnaround time for the full accreditation process, including onsite visits by physics and administrative surveyors.

If you are interested in applying for ACRO Accreditation (or re-accreditation) please apply below. If an application is cancelled by the practice after payment, a refund of up to 25% of the fee will be considered based on the reason(s) for cancellation and the work already completed by ACRO Accreditation. Refunds are not guaranteed.

ACRO Accreditation recently conducted a study comparing onsite chart reviews to online chart reviews by a radiation oncologist. Read the full article here.

Hepel, Jaroslaw et al., Comparison of Onsite Versus Online Chart Reviews as Part of the American College of Radiation Oncology Accreditation Program, Journal of Oncology Practice, Volume 13, Issue 5, May 2017, pp 331-337.  Reprinted with permission. (C) 2017 American Society of Clinical Oncology. All rights reserved.

For all inquiries regarding eligibility to provide care for VA beneficiaries, please contact Valerie Guth at valerie@acro.org or 206-956-3642.

For additional information, or to discuss your specific situation, please contact Valerie Guth at valerie@acro.org or 206-956-3642.

Learn more about the ACRO accreditation program through our online movie.

An Overview of ACRO Accreditation by the Medical Director, Jaroslaw Hepel, MD, FACRO.

ACRO Accreditation is the only US radiation oncology accrediting body to achieve ISO 9001:2015 Certification.