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The American College of Rheumatology is proud to introduce Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Certification in Rheumatology—RhMSUS™

Musculoskeletal ultrasound has been widely adopted in the U.S. by rheumatologists and other rheumatology health professionals as a way to diagnose and treat patients. According to the “American College of Rheumatology Report on Reasonable Use of Musculoskeletal Ultrasonography in Rheumatology Clinical Practice,” studies have shown many potential benefits for using MSUS, including faster and more accurate diagnosis, optimized treatment, and improved needle placement accuracy. In addition, research shows that ultrasound is safe, effective, and affordable when used in appropriate clinical conditions.

Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Provider Certification   

Individual physicians, physician assistants, and nurse practitioners who perform ultrasound as part of their practice in rheumatology will be able to demonstrate competency in musculoskeletal ultrasound and promote quality of care with the new RhMSUS™ certification.

Why become RhMSUS™ certified?

  • Demonstrate competence to patients, peers and payers.
  • Promote quality of care and patient safety.
  • Develop professional skills relevant in the workplace.
  • Upon certification, additional benefits include:
    • Certification valid for 10 years
    • Use of the RhMSUS™ credential after your name
    • Your name listed on the RhMSUS™ website
    • Proof of certification – official certificate and wallet card

Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Practice Accreditation

Practices are also able to demonstrate their competency in musculoskeletal ultrasound with the AIUM Ultrasound Practice Accreditation.  AIUM, the association for medical ultrasound, is one of the preeminent, national accreditation bodies for ultrasound practices and it currently offers accreditation in Dedicated Musculoskeletal (with or without ultrasound-guided interventional procedures).

Why become AIUM accredited?

  • Demonstrate that your entire practice meets or exceeds nationally recognized standards through a voluntary peer review process.
  • Stand out from your peers as a leader in medical ultrasound.
  • Illustrate your commitment to ongoing professional development.
  • Demonstrate to your patients and your community the importance of quality care and patient safety.

The AIUM recognizes the RhMSUS certification as meeting the educational requirements necessary for accreditation as outlined in the AIUM’s “Training Guidelines for Physicians and Chiropractors Who Evaluate and Interpret Diagnostic Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Examinations.”  

It is expected that achieving credentialing and accreditation in musculoskeletal ultrasound will become increasingly important in the future for reimbursement from Medicare and third party payors.