At a projected cost of $100 billion annually, advanced diagnostic medical imaging is one of the fastest growing expenses in American health care, some appropriate, some not appropriate - with double-digit increases each year. Over the past 15 years, radiology benefits management has proven to be a consistent, technology-driven, effective solution to escalating diagnostic imaging costs in every market for public and private sectors of health care.
Here at National Imaging Associates (NIA), we have helped our customers achieve significant cost savings and quality improvements since 1995.
We do this by delivering a comprehensive health care optimization program, tailored to your unique needs, that impacts your bottom-line results and improves patient care. With a proven track record, our flexible full-service solution for managing advanced medical imaging, typically achieves first-year net savings of 10-15% of your imaging expenditure.
Guaranteed Multi-Year Cost Savings
As a subsidiary of Magellan Health Services, we are one of the most financially stable companies in the industry. This strong balance sheet allows us to assume financial risk, providing you with guaranteed multi-year cost savings that produce the greatest return on your investment.
Radiology Benefits Management Delivers Results
NIA's solutions for diagnostic imaging, cardiac imaging and radiation therapy provide proven cost reductions and quality improvements with the smoothest implementation and on-going system administration in the industry.
A full radiology benefits management solution includes the following five components:
- Evaluation of medical necessity and appropriateness
- Technical exam monitoring for quality and patient safety
- Professional exam interpretation
- Consultation with referring physician or patient
- Claim adjudication and payment
However, in many situations today, one or more of these elements are not optimized. As a result, there is inefficiency - the use of resources without benefit to the patients the system is intended to help. This can lead to unsustainable cost trends, image quality issues and safety concerns.
In many cases, the answer to optimizing care lies in using traditional imaging technology, rather than an advanced imaging procedure, as a more efficient and economical diagnostic tool for physicians. When applying this practice to the one-third of unnecessary advanced imaging tests performed across the nation, this data strongly suggests that efficient radiology benefits management could cut America's radiology expenditures by $20 billion to $30 billion annually.
With our end-to-end approach to managing diagnostic imaging services, we ensure that all elements are in place each time to drive more efficient care leading to improved cost, quality and affordability.
The end result is a significant reduction in unnecessary health care costs and improved quality of care. To find out more about partnering with NIA to drive better patient outcomes and bottom-line results, visit www.NIAhealthcare.com.
This page last updated 3/25/2010 11:54:19 AM