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Imaging Utilization Management Technology Focuses on Creating Savings, Quality Improvements and Meeting PAMA Mandate

Imaging Utilization Management Technology Focuses on Creating Savings, Quality Improvements and Meeting PAMA Mandate

Imaging utilization management (UM) is generally slow and expensive under the traditional prior authorization process. The best and most cost-effective opportunity to address this problem is at the point of care. Introducing ImagingGuide. This artificial intelligence (AI)-backed tech offers guidance in the electronic health record (EHR) with highly targeted clinical decision support (CDS) that helps select the right imaging decision at the right time for both inpatient and outpatient care. With this technology, providers can reduce unnecessary imaging that offers little to no clinical benefit to patients, all while improving patient care outcomes and reducing costs. ImagingGuide is designed to document Appropriate Use Criteria (AUC) and satisfy the Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014 (PAMA) mandate requirements if a payment penalty goes into effect.

Why ImagingGuide?

Improve Inpatient Reimbursement

Improve reimbursement based on diagnosis-related groups.

Improve Outpatient Imaging

Reduce care requests likely to be denied by health plans and benefits managers.

Meets Appropriate Use Criteria (AUC)/ PAMA Compliance

Embedded clinical decision support (CDS) tool designed to comply with Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) mandate as well as offer imaging utilization management benefits.

Features & Benefits

Adaptive Alerting

• Adjusts CDS guidance based on analytics to help target the most impactful ordering situations.

• Uses natural language processing (NLP) to read data and help suppress nuisance alerts.

• Understands provider ordering patterns via machine learning (ML) to display the highest impact CDS only, and more.

Order Re-Evaluation After Note Completion

• Reassessment of rules after the point-of-order entry and alerting to help understand what providers document after interacting with the Stanson app.

• Designed to provide increasingly meaningful CDS from what is learned on re-evaluation.

Provider Feedback When it Counts

Provider-centric, peer-comparison feedback in decision support designed to enable providers to understand and compare their performance.

Expanded Guidelines for All Imaging Areas

Offers a growing CDS library of imaging UM alerts for all imaging areas and settings (AMB, IP, ED), not just the Priority Clinical Areas. Supports savings and quality improvements identified by literature and real-world insights in provider and payer organizations.

Utilization and Savings Trend Dashboards

Designed to enable governance by displaying trending utilization, outlier and savings metrics.

Expandable Imaging Technology

ImagingGuide is foundational tech that can be used in combination with Stanson’s AuthAssist and ImagingAssure solutions, which are technologies supporting electronic submission and expedited prior authorization (PA) reviews.

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We knew the architecture of their PAMA solution, and it was designed to be minimalist as it pertained to acquiring data from the user. We thought it was a major advantage for us.

Dr. Mark Binstock, MD, MPH
Chief Medical Information Officer, Bon Secours Mercy Health


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Keep Calm and PAMA On

A providers’ guide for transitioning to a smart clinical decision support solution that meets Appropriate Use Criteria (AUC)

Health System Shares PAMA Implementation

A large, multi-state health system was challenged with choosing a solution to achieve the Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014 (PAMA) compliance, which requires that all advanced imaging services meet the appropriate use criteria (AUC) with a fully qualified Clinical Decision Support Mechanism (CDSM) to comply with the mandate.


Frustrated With Your Current PAMA Solution?

If your provider and IT teams are frustrated with your legacy solution, then connect with one of our PAMA experts today to talk about your transition.