Radiologists in rural western North Carolina are strengthening their relationships with local physicians and reducing inappropriate imaging via R-SCAN®. For radiologists at Asheville Radiology Associates, paving a new route means success in educating their referring clinicians about appropriate image ordering. However, the group faces a unique challenge in doing so: Their referring providers are distributed across a wide geographical area in rural western North Carolina.
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Teaming up with referring providers can preserve reimbursement and boost quality of care. To ensure success under PAMA, radiologists need to take the lead in educating physicians and other referring providers on the importance of adopting an approved CDS in their workflow.
One health system changed CDS from a top-down mandate to a team-based, patient-centered goal. When Cambridge Health Alliance (CHA) set out to introduce clinical decision support (CDS), leaders carefully planned the logistics for its implementation. However, they also started early, getting buy-in from referring clinicians and radiologists — the ones who would actually be using the tools. Two CHA physicians (one radiologist and one family medicine physician) explain how it all came together and how CDS benefits both patients and clinicians.
The PAMA requirement has been reconfirmed for referring providers to consult AUC for advanced diagnostic imaging services starting Jan. 1, 2020. Following the implementation dates and guidelines for Appropriate Use Criteria (AUC) is both important and confusing. Here are the most current mandates to maintain your reimbursement status.
ROCHESTER, Minn. — Mayo Clinic implemented a patient blood-management program in 2010 on its Rochester campus and has since experienced a 35-percent reduction of blood transfusions, improving patient outcomes and achieving significant savings. Using best practices from the program, Mayo Medical Laboratories, the global reference laboratory of Mayo Clinic, collaborated with National Decision Support Company (NDSC) to combine Mayo’s clinical knowledge with NDSC’s industry-leading expertise in electronic health record (EHR) clinical-decision support.
Dr. Ryan Lee and Einstein Healthcare Network incrementally implement the CareSelect™ Platform to to both provide patients with better quality care at a lower cost and provide clinicians with evidence-based knowledge at the point of care.