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Diagnostic Imaging Reminder for Suppliers of the Technical Component When Providing Services for Medicare Beneficiaries - Beginning January 1, 2012

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina (BCBSNC) wants to remind suppliers of imaging services, which include providing the technical component (TC) of advanced diagnostic imaging (ADI) procedures, beginning January 1, 2012 accreditation by a CMS-approved (Centers for Medicare Services) organization is required for services ordered and performed for Blue Medicare HMOSM and Blue Medicare PPOSM members.

If ordering for Blue Medicare HMO or Blue Medicare PPO members, as of January 1, 2012, providers (non-hospitals) must be accredited by a CMS-approved organization to submit claims for the technical component of certain high-tech diagnostic imaging services.

To obtain additional information about the accreditation process, please contact the Accreditation Organizations listed on the Medicare Provider-Supplier Enrollment page, Advanced Diagnostic Imaging Accreditation, available at