CLINICAL GUIDELINES CARDIOLOGY

AIM General Clinical Guideline

OPEN THE GENERAL CLINICAL GUIDELINE EFFECTIVE AUGUST 17, 2020

AIM Clinical Appropriateness Guidelines for Cardiology

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 are guidelines for imaging of the heart, diagnostic coronary angiography, percutaneous coronary intervention, cardiac resynchronization therapy, and implantable cardioverter defibrillators.

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 – Criteria moved effective November 10, 2019

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). Effective November 10, 2019, these tests will be addressed in the AIM Clinical Appropriateness Guidelines for Vascular Imaging.

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AIM Clinical Appropriateness Guidelines for Echocardiography

Modalities addressed in the AIM Clinical Appropriateness Guidelines for Echocardiography include resting transthoracic echocardiography, stress echocardiography, and transesophageal echocardiography.

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AIM Clinical Appropriateness Guidelines for Diagnostic Coronary Angiography

The procedures addressed in the AIM Clinical Appropriateness Guidelines for Diagnostic Coronary Angiography include catheter placement for visualization of native coronary arteries and/or bypass grafts, as well as left and/or right heart catheterization when performed with coronary angiography.

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AIM Clinical Appropriateness Guidelines for Percutaneous Coronary Intervention

The procedures addressed in the AIM Clinical Appropriateness Guidelines for Percutaneous Coronary Intervention include balloon angioplasty, coronary stent placement, and coronary atherectomy.

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AIM Clinical Appropriateness Guidelines for Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy

The devices addressed in the AIM Clinical Appropriateness Guidelines for Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy include implantable cardiac resynchronization devices that perform pacing function and do not provide defibrillation.

COMING SOON CARDIAC RESYNCHRONIZATION THERAPY GUIDELINES EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2021

AIM Clinical Appropriateness Guidelines for Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators

The devices addressed in the AIM Clinical Appropriateness Guidelines for Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators include transvenous and subcutaneous implantable cardioverter defibrillators.

COMING SOON IMPLANTABLE CARDIOVERTER DEFIBRILLATORS GUIDELINES EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2021

 

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