• Advanced Imaging

    Advanced imaging is one of the fastest growing healthcare costs today. It is estimated that one-third of advanced imaging scans fail to provide information that improves or changes treatment plans. AIM Specialty Health (AIM) manages imaging services for Premera Blue Cross.

    The following services are subject to review:

    • Computerized Tomography (CT)
    • MRI/MRA
    • Nuclear Cardiology
    • Echo (Washington only)

    See the AIM CPT Code List 

    The following services do not require an order number:

    • Emergency Room Services
    • Inpatient Hospitalization
    • Outpatient Surgeries (hospitals and freestanding surgery centers)
    • 23-hour observations

    To request an order number, register with AIM, and then submit your request:

    If you have questions, please call Premera Physician and Provider Relations:

    Washington:
    877-342-5258, press option 4

    Alaska:
    800-722-4714, press option 4

    AIM Resources

    Advanced Imaging Program Reference Sheet WA | AK

    AIM Clinical Guidelines

    Clinical Information Checklist

    Order Entry Tip Sheet  

    Notifications

    Washington:

    Announcement Letter February 2010  

    Alaska:

    News Brief May 2008

    Program FAQ November 2008

    Letter to Ordering Providers May 2009  

    AIM Specialty Health is an independent company providing advanced imaging services to Premera Blue Cross and Premera Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alaska providers.