Empire's High -tech Radiology Imaging Services Program
Beginning December 20, 2010, AIM will begin administering Empire's high-tech radiology imaging services program for dates of service on or after January 1, 2011. Precertification will be required for the same high-tech radiology imaging services rendered to members whose benefits currently require precertification. Those services are as follows:
Magnetic Resonance (MRI/MRA)
Positron Emission Tomography (PET) Scans
Computed Tomography (CT/CTA)
Also, starting October 25, 2010, Empire began collecting information about the imaging capabilities of all contracted providers who provide the technical component of high-tech radiology imaging services in AIM's online assessment tool, OptiNet.
To assist you during this transition, the following documents are available for your reference.
For physicians who will need to request high-tech radiology imaging services: