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Implementing clinical decision support for advanced medical imaging studies

Posted on 02/07/2017

Implementing clinical decision support for advanced medical imaging studies, an article in the January issue of Applied Radiology discusses the upcoming CMS regulations. January 1, 2018 is the deadline for all ordering physicians to utilize Appropriate Use Criteria (AUC) in a qualified clinical decision support mechanism (qCDSM) for every advanced imaging exam. In addition furnishing providers need to submit documentation of qCDSM use on all Medicare claims for reimbursement.

Commentary is included from Rasu Shrestha, MD, MBA, Chief Innovation Officer, UPMC, and Executive Vice President, UPMC Enterprises, Christopher Deible, MD, Medical Director of Radiology Informatics, UPMC, Steve Oden, Sr. VP, Product Operations and Juliana Hart, VP, Market Development, medCPU.
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