Effective for dates of service on and after May 17, 2020, the following updates will apply to the AIM Advanced Imaging:  Vascular Imaging Clinical Appropriateness Guidelines.


Updates by section:

Aneurysm of the abdominal aorta or iliac arteries

  • Added new indication for asymptomatic enlargement by imaging
  • Clarified surveillance intervals for stable aneurysms as follows:
    • Treated with endografts, annually
    • Treated with open surgical repair, every 5 years

Stenosis or occlusion of the abdominal aorta or branch vessels, not otherwise specified

  • Added surveillance indication and interval for surgical bypass grafts


  • 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 at 866-714-1107, Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.


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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