Shaun Lillard, Imaging Performance Partnership
We’ve seen that imaging programs are increasingly securing preauthorization from payers for advanced imaging procedures—a function that has been traditionally performed by referring physician offices. Because of this trend, we continue to receive questions from members wondering how they should be staffing to meet this added responsibility.
Below, we've assembled some considerations for your preauthorization staff
Designing an effective preauthorization team
As a growing number of institutions begin to prepare for the transition to accountable care, radiologists are increasingly concerned that their professional services are becoming a mere commodity. As a result, many radiologists are feeling compelled to demonstrate the significance of their role and increase visibility to the health care industry as a whole. An article in the March issue of the American Journal of Roentgenology highlights a possible means for illustrating the magnitude of the radiologist's role; by connecting with patients directly.
Increasing a Radiologist's Visibility in the Reform Era