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

 

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: 800-554-0580, Monday–Friday, 8:30 a.m.–7:00 p.m. ET.

 

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.

 

* Notice of Material Changes/Amendments to Contract and Changes to Prior Authorization Requirements may apply for new or updated reimbursement policies, medical policies, or prior authorization requirements.



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