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APEx FAQs

General FAQs

Am I able to have access to the Self-Assessment Guide before applying for the APEx program?
How long does the APEx accreditation last?
What is a typical time frame to complete the APEx program?
What are the APEx requirements for radiation oncologist supervision?

Application FAQs

How do I apply for APEx accreditation?
What happens if one of our satellites is more than 50-miles from the main facility?
What if our practice needs to adjust the legal agreements?
What is the price for APEx accreditation?
Are there any discounts for APEx?
I read that payment is submitted during the application phase. Is there another option for submitting payment?

Self-Assessment FAQs

Why is the Self-Assessment necessary? We just want a facility visit.
What is the difference between Level 1 evidence indicators and Level 2?
Who completes the Self-Assessment in a multi-facility practice?

Facility Visit/Determination FAQs

Do I get to choose my facility visit date?
Does each facility in a multi-facility practice have its own facility visit?
Will I know my determination at the end of the facility visit?
Who decides if my practice earns APEx accreditation?
Does each facility in a multi-facility practice get their own determination?
What happens if we receive a provisional determination?
What if we want to appeal our determination?

APEx Reaccreditation FAQs

When can I start my reaccreditation?
Since the last accreditation cycle, our multi-facility practice has added/removed a satellite. How do we add/remove this satellite?
I am trying to access the APEx Portal, but I cannot click the resume button?
Is the reaccreditation process the same as the initial accreditation process?
Are there any time frames associated with the reaccreditation process?

APEx Evidence Indicators FAQs

Evidence Indicator 1.1: Comprehensive Patient Evaluation. Does all this information need to be included in the consultation note? What if it is documented in other encounters?
Evidence Indicator 3.2: Timeout Process. We do a timeout for every patient but do not record it anywhere. How is this checked in APEx?
Evidence Indicator 5.2: Professional Qualifications. We have two dosimetrists; one is Board certified and the other is not. Will this prevent accreditation?
Evidence Indicator 7.5.1: APEx requires ROPs to participate in a patient safety organization (PSO). What is a PSO and what if our ROP doesn’t participate in a patient safety organization?
Evidence Indicator 13.1-4: Peer Review. Do we need to have a peer review for all disciplines at our facility?
Evidence Indicator 13.1-4: Peer Review. Is chart rounds an example of peer review?
Evidence Indicator 14.1: Patient Consent. APEx requires that consent is current (i.e., is signed within 60 days before treatment.) What does this mean? What is the expectation when the consent is older than 60 days?