Program Overview

A portable X-ray (PXR) supplier is a mobile unit that is not permanently located in a nursing facility or hospital nor fixed at any one location and must meet the federal Conditions for Coverage (CfC) found at 42 CFR Part 486, Subparts A-C  in order to become federally certified .  A PXR must have a base office address. The supplier, its personnel and its equipment must be licensed or registered in accordance with applicable, federal, state, and local laws. Equipment must meet applicable FDA standards. The performance of x-ray tests must be under the supervision of a physician. Indiana does not license PXR providers.

Contact the Program

Indiana State Department of Health
Division of Acute Care
2 North Meridian Street, 4A
Indianapolis, IN 46204
(317) 233-7474 (Acute Care Receptionist)
(317) 233-1325 (ISDH Main Switchboard)

Program Manager
Lorraine Switzer
(317) 233-7502
(317) 233-7495  [Secretary]

Report a Complaint or Incident to the ISDH

Report a complaint regarding a health care facility
Individuals can call or email to make complaints about care provided at any licensed or certified Indiana health care providers or suppliers.

Report an incident regarding a health care facility
The Incident Report Form is for health care facilities to notify the Indiana State Department of Health of a reportable incident pursuant to the ISDH Reportable Unusual Occurrence Policy.  The Incident Report Form is also for health care facility staff (nursing homes, intermediate care facilities, and hospice agencies) to report a reasonable suspicion of a crime against a resident pursuant to Federal regulations.  This form is not to be used to file a complaint.


Directory of PXR Service Providers

Employment Opportunities

Learn more about Employment Opportunities with the Indiana State Department of Health


CMS 855A Medicare Enrollment Application

CMS 1880: Request for Certification as Supplier of Portable X-ray Services Under the Medicare/Medicaid Program

CMS 1561 Health Insurance Benefits Agreement

Federal Laws and Regulations

Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Homepage

CMS Conditions for Coverage: State Operations Manual Appendix D


Professional Organizations

American Health Information Management Association

Association of Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology

Indiana Organ Procurement Organization

Clinical Laboratory Management Association

American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science

American Society for Clinical Pathologists

State Government

Indiana Public Access Counselor

Federal Government

Organ Procurement and Transportation Network

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)

Health Care Excel (HCE)

National Patient Safety Foundation

Office of Civil Rights

Program Information and Policies

State Operations Manual