At the Radiological Society of North America’s 2016 Annual Meeting, which takes place in Chicago from November 27 to December 1, the National Decision Support Company (NDSC) will highlight CareSelect Imaging, its expanded imaging decision-support technology. This product expands on the range of criteria provided for imaging decision support while adding new core capabilities.

CareSelect Imaging aids health care providers in covering comprehensive clinical scenarios including cancer, cardiac, and diagnostic imaging with a single delivery platform. The technology now includes pediatric appropriate use criteria and indications published in a joint effort by the Society of Pediatric Radiology and the American College of Radiology (ACR). These new pediatric criteria supplement the foundational criteria set in the company’s ACR Select offering, in addition to criteria from the American College of Cardiology and the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, as well as other medical specialty societies.

“Through CareSelect Imaging, [National Decision Support Company] clients can now immediately access a comprehensive range of appropriate-use criteria published by every medical specialty society and multiple provider-led entities qualified by [the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services] to produce criteria as outlined in the provisions of the Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014,” says Bob Cooke, vice president of marketing at National Decision Support Company.

Cooke adds: “On the delivery side, this assures that providers find the correct clinical question to answer through imaging to avoid outlier status with enough clinical specificity to ensure correct coding for a payable claim for the radiologist. This unified set of criteria also enables sites to readily adapt or create new guidelines to suit local practice or payer requirements.”

For more information about these technologies, visit National Decision Support Company.