Imaging Appropriate Use Criteria

Protecting Access to Medicare Act


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MEDITECH/NDSC: CareSelect Imaging Communication

To comply with the Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014 (PAMA), MEDITECH has collaborated with the National Decision Support Company (NDSC) to streamline the licensing and activation of features required for compliance. NDSC offers a widely-adopted, market-validated solution for delivery of national standard imaging guidelines within MEDITECH.

A CMS ruling defines that only Provider-Led Entities (PLE) may publish Appropriate Use Criteria (AUC). An initial list of approved PLEs includes the American College of Radiology (ACR), the National Comprehensive Cancer Care Network (NCCN), and the American College of Cardiology (ACC).

Here you will find valuable information, tools, resources, and documentation related to MEDITECH and NDSC integration. MEDITECH's API solution to utilize NDSC's imaging clinical design support guidelines is geared to help you meet CMS requirements to promote an AUC program for any "advanced diagnostic imaging service." The result is high usability and the most accurate reporting offerings for outpatient settings, physician offices, and ambulatory facilities.

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Last Updated: 05/24/19