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:

 

  1. Treated with endografts, annually
  2. 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:  866-789-0397, Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 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.



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