The foundation of our solution platform for specialty benefits management is our clinical appropriateness guidelines.
AIM Clinical Appropriateness Guidelines for Cardiology are developed through a rigorous process integrating evidence-based literature with expert physician review. Included below are guidelines for advanced imaging of the heart, arterial ultrasound, percutaneous coronary intervention, and diagnostic coronary angiography
Effective March 9, 2019, the enhanced AIM Specialty Health General Clinical Guideline will replace the Administrative Guidelines which previously applied to AIM Clinical Appropriateness Guidelines for Radiology. The new General Clinical Guideline standardizes language related to clinical appropriateness, simultaneous ordering of multiple diagnostic or therapeutic interventions, and repeat diagnostic or therapeutic interventions, making this information applicable to all AIM Clinical Appropriateness Guidelines—Radiology, Cardiology, Sleep Medicine, Radiation Oncology, and Musculoskeletal. There are no changes to specific clinical criteria.
AIM Clinical Appropriateness Guidelines for Advanced Imaging of the Heart.
Modalities addressed in the AIM Clinical Appropriateness Guidelines for Advanced Imaging of the Heart include echocardiography, nuclear cardiology, cardiac CT, cardiac MRI, and cardiac PET.
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AIM Clinical Appropriateness Guidelines for Arterial Ultrasound.
Tests addressed in the AIM Clinical Appropriateness Guidelines for Arterial Ultrasound include physiologic testing and duplex ultrasounds of the upper and lower extremities, the extracranial vessels, and the aorta and inferior vena cava (IVC).
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