PODCAST: The Reality of Imaging Clinical Decision Support

In the following podcast interview, Dr. Katherine Gray, President and Founder of Sage HMS, shares her insights into her recent Elevate 2018 presentation titled, “The Reality of Imaging Clinical Decision Support,” which addressed significant changes happening in the diagnostic imaging arena.

At the recent Elevate 2018 Conference, Dr. Katherine Gray offered a comprehensive look at the “new reality” in Clinical Decision Support, which covered key requirements of the CMS AUC program, the importance of diagnostic appropriateness and much more.

The most sweeping change is the new Protecting Access to Medicare Act (PAMA) implementation for diagnostic imaging, which will require all providers to use a CMS-qualified clinical decision support mechanism (qCDSM) for imaging beginning in 2020. After January 1, 2021, failure to meet this requirement will result in CMS not paying claims.

Following are some other key highlights from this podcast:

  • Why there is a new reality today for providers when it comes to Imaging Clinical Decision Support. (:25)
  • A deep dive on the key requirements of the CMS Appropriate Use Criteria (AUC). (2:00)
  • Why diagnostic appropriateness is vital to ensure care quality and mitigating errors. (3:19)
  • How providers can improve the overall diagnostic process. (6:10)
  • What the future holds for Clinical Decision Support. (8:44)
  • How the overall care landscape is changing. (10:03)

If you would like more information about how Sage HMS can help your facility leveraging evidence-based knowledge for diagnostic imaging to meet the new CMS regulations, please contact us here.