AIM-Managed Procedures

Providers must obtain authorization from AIM Specialty Health® for:

  • Select cardiology and radiology services with dates of service on or after Oct. 1, 2018, for BCN commercial and BCN AdvantageSM members. This includes cardiac implantable devices and services, for dates of service on or after Jan. 1, 2021.
  • Medical oncology and supportive care drugs for BCN commercial members (effective Aug. 1, 2019) and for BCN Advantage members (effective Jan. 1, 2020)

The cardiology and radiology services requirement applies to services performed in the following settings:

  • Freestanding diagnostic facilities
  • Outpatient hospital settings
  • Ambulatory surgery centers
  • Physician offices

When cardiology and radiology services are performed in an observation, emergency or inpatient care setting, they do not require authorization.

How to submit authorization requests

Submit authorization requests using one of the following methods:

Requests should be submitted before the services are provided.

For more information, see the Frequently asked questions about AIM's ProviderPortal* page on the AIM website.

Resources - cardiology and radiology

Resources - medical oncology

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