Low-tech Imaging Providers: New Assessment Process

June 23, 2011

In our May Blue Review , we announced an enhancement to our Radiology Quality Initiative (RQI) program, which American Imaging Management®’ (AIM®’) administers for Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas (BCBSTX). We also included an article in our June newsletter. This enhancement utilizes AIM’s OptiNet®’ tool to assess modality-specific data for imaging facilities.

Beginning June 27, 2011, we will begin collecting capability information from BlueChoice providers that perform the technical component of low-tech imaging services (X-ray, ultrasound, echocardiography and mammography). Areas of assessment include staff qualifications and facility accreditation.

The assessment completion deadline for low-tech imaging providers is Sept 1, 2011. After you complete the assessment, a score will be assigned to your facility for the following modalities, if registered: X-ray, ultrasound and echocardiography. Low-tech imaging modality score(s) will not be made available for viewing by ordering physicians. A modality score will not be generated for mammography.

Attend a webinar in July to learn more!

Our OptiNet Assessment Tool Webinar for low-tech imaging providers includes the following topics:

  • Online demonstration of the OptiNet assessment tool
  • How to register
  • Navigating the assessment process
  • Understanding your scorecard

Select a date to register online:

July 7, 2011 (10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., CT) 

July 13, 2011 (10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., CT) 

July 14, 2011 (1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., CT) 

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