AIM Inform

Streamlining your delivery of care

Payment clarity at the point of care

AIM Inform is the integrated solution that simplifies how providers manage the quality and the cost of care. Embedded into the EMRs that clinicians use every day, AIM Inform enables completion of health plan prior authorizations for outpatient advanced imaging and compliance with the CMS Appropriate Use Criteria Program from a single source. As a result, your patients receive quality care at the right time, and you achieve real-time payment clarity and clinical determination. Even more, in most cases, AIM Inform can reduce the prior authorization workflow from minutes to seconds.


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Shrink and unify the clinician workflows

AIM Inform eliminates the need for providers to use separate technologies to fulfill prior authorization and the CMS Appropriate Use Criteria Program requirements.

Reallocate administrative effort to patient care

With a streamlined workflow, AIM Inform allows you to redirect administrative resources back to other practice priorities.

Improve scheduling and continuity of care

By accelerating prior authorization, AIM Inform helps you schedule services confidently and deliver care seamlessly.

How it works

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Integrated expertise for an integrated solution

A dedicated, cross-functional team leads and supports AIM Inform. With a perfect hybrid of clinical, business, and technological expertise, they ensure a provider-tailored solution that simplifies providers' delivery of evidence-based care.


Chris Buckle, MD, MBA

Chris Buckle, MD, MBA

Medical Director, Radiology

Chris Buckle, MD, MBA, serves as the clinical lead for radiology at AIM Specialty Health® (AIM). In his role, Dr. Buckle is responsible for shaping the clinical strategy of the AIM Radiology Solution, our flagship offering.

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Kevin McDermott

Kevin McDermott

VICE PRESIDENT AND GENERAL MANAGER, PROVIDER STRATEGY AND SOLUTIONS

Kevin McDermott is the Vice President and General Manager of Provider Strategy and Products at AIM Specialty Health® (AIM). In his role, Kevin manages and coordinates the organization's web-based and EMR-integrated provider products, including AIM Inform.


At a glance: the CMS Appropriate Use Criteria Program

What is the program?

Part of the Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014 (PAMA), the CMS Appropriate Use Criteria Program aims to improve the quality of care and reduce inappropriate imaging for Medicare fee-for-service beneficiaries. It requires that providers consult appropriate use criteria from a CMS-qualified clinical decision support mechanism, or tool, when ordering outpatient advanced imaging services for these patients.


How is AIM involved in the program?

We are deeply involved in the CMS program: we have developed appropriate use criteria (AUC), and we are a qualified clinical decision support mechanism (CDSM).

To develop the criteria, we collaborated with the Center for Diagnostic Imaging Quality Institute, a nonprofit affiliate of Center of Diagnostic Imaging and a CMS-designated provider led entity. Our collaboration with them allows us to license and use the AUC.

To become a qualified CDSM, we applied to CMS as required. On July 13, 2017, CMS recognized our commitment to clinical excellence and evidence-based care by designating us as a qualified CDSM. The designation enables us to deliver the AUC to providers through AIM Inform.


How does AIM Inform comply with the program requirements?

AIM Inform meets both requirements: it is a CMS-qualified clinical decision support mechanism, and it includes the appropriate use criteria and supporting documentation providers need when ordering advanced imaging for Medicare fee-for-service beneficiaries.