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Anthem Blue Cross contract still in effect

Our contract with Anthem Blue Cross remains in effect and patients can continue to be seen in-network at our outpatient centers – Chico Breast Care Center, North State Imaging, and North Valley Advanced Imaging. We continue to provide cost-effective outpatient … Continue reading

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North State Interventional Radiology Closure

Due to continued changes in the healthcare environment and reductions in reimbursement, the North State Radiology Board of Directors has made the difficult decision to discontinue new patient services at our interventional radiology clinic, North State Interventional Radiology. Effective immediately, … Continue reading

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Update to Appropriate Use Criteria (AUC) Mandate

The AUC Mandate has been pushed back to January 1, 2020. On that date, the Protecting Access to Medicare Act (PAMA) will require referring providers to consult appropriate use criteria (AUC) prior to ordering advanced diagnostic imaging services – CT, … Continue reading

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AUC Mandate – Clinical Decision Support

Beginning January 1, 2018, the Protecting Access to Medicare Act (PAMA) will require referring providers to consult appropriate use criteria (AUC) prior to ordering advanced diagnostic imaging services – CT, MR, PET, and nuclear medicine exams – for Medicare patients. … Continue reading

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