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Planning, Evaluation & Research

RRM Category: ANCILLARY SERVICES

RRM Module: Imaging

Overview:
The RRM Imaging staffing module estimates the requirements for imaging technologists to perform normal imaging procedures to obtain images for reading by radiologists or a primary care provider. The internal service core of the Imaging Department consist of film processing and quality control. The workload parameters that are the key variables in the staffing estimation are Average Daily Patient Load (ADPL) and Primary Care Provider Visits (PCPVs).

Services Description:
The Imaging Department activities include normal inpatient and outpatient imaging procedures. The images are sent to the Radiologist (Direct or Contract) for reading or is read by the initiating primary care provider.

Staffing Criteria:
Medical Center:
Fixed Imaging Technologist staff of 1.00 FTE to serve surgery, 1.00 FTE to serve ICU with an ADPL greater than 2 and 1 FTE for a facility that has more than 100 surgery cases a year.

Hospital:
Fixed Imaging Technologist staff of 1.00 FTE, plus 1.00 FTE Imaging Technologist for every 23 ADPL.

Imaging Technician (CHA/P) - 1 FTE for every 100,000 CHA/P ambulatory encounters.

Outpatient:
Fixed Imaging Technologist staff of 0.50 FTEs, plus 1.00 FTE Imaging Technologist for every 27,027 PCPVs over 4,400.

Note: A clerical staff pool of 0.3 FTE/10,000PCPVs will be formed for Pharmacy, Laboratory and Imaging.

STAFFING FORMULAE

Personnel Categories:
Imaging Technologist (Medical Center)
Imaging Technologist (Hospital)
Imaging Technologist (Ambulatory)
Imaging Technician (CHA/P)

Driving Variables:
ADPL - Total
PCPVs
ADPL - ICU
Surgery Cases
CHA Encounters

MINIMUM STAFFING LEVELS (fixed):

Personal Category FTEs
Imaging Technologist ( Hospitals) 1.0
Imaging Technologist (Medical Center) 1.0
Imaging Technologist (Ambulatory) 0.5
Imaging Technician (CHA/P)  

Plus, VARIABLE STAFFING LEVELS:

Personal Category FTEs per Driving Variables Min. Max.
Imaging Technologist (HOSP.) 1.0 33 ADPL n/a n/a
Imaging Technologist (MC) 1.0 service Surg, ICU 100 surg cases, ADPL 2 ICU n/a
Imaging Technologist (AMB) 1.0 27,027 PCPVs 4,400 n/a
Imaging Technician (CHA/P) 1.0 100,000 CHA Encounters n/a n/a


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