Effective for dates of service on and after May 1, 2021, the following update will apply to the AIM Oncologic Imaging Clinical appropriateness guideline as recommended by the United States Preventive Service Taskforce Lung Cancer: Screening statement.

  • Expanded low-dose CT screening for ages equal to or greater than 50 and less than or equal to 80 AND 20 or greater pack-year history of cigarette smoking.


As a reminder, ordering and servicing providers may submit prior authorization requests to AIM in one of several ways:

  • Access AIM’s ProviderPortalSM directly at providerportal.com. Online access is available 24/7 to process orders in real-time and is the fastest and most convenient way to request authorization.
  • Access AIM via the Availity Web Portal at availity.com
  • Call the AIM Contact Center toll-free number: 1-877-291-0366, Monday–Friday, 8:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m. MT.


For questions related to guidelines, please contact AIM via email at aim.guidelines@aimspecialtyhealth.com.  Additionally, you may access and download a copy of the current and upcoming guidelines here.


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