I just got notice from Blue Cross that they will be implementing a radiology management program for all advanced diagnostic imaging services starting in 2010. The costs of advanced diagnostic imaging (such as CT, MRI, cardiac nuclear medicine) are rising 10-20% per year.
Radiology management companies are an attempt by insurance companies to slow that growth curve. What does that mean if you are a doctor? Let me tell you how the program will operate. Blue Cross calls it their Radiology Quality Initiative or RQI, not to be confused with PQRI. Here are the details of their radiology benefit management initiative.
Q: What are the requirements? Read more »
*This blog post was originally published at The Happy Hospitalist Blog*