Clinical Decision Support
The Protecting Access to Medicare Act established a new program to increase the rate of appropriate advanced diagnostic imaging services provided to Medicare beneficiaries.
Under this program, all ordering providers must consult a qualified Clinical Decision Support Mechanism. This electronic portal utilizes appropriate use criteria to determine whether the order adheres to the criteria. The consultation must take place at the time of order.
For more information on PAMA visit: https://www.cms.gov/Medicare/Quality-Initiatives-Patient-Assessment-Instruments/Appropriate-Use-Criteria-Program
SUNY Upstate Medical University has purchased an integrated application, CareSelect, to provide this service inside of Epic for internal users. For external providers not utilizing our instance of Epic, the CareSelect web portal can be used to consult AUC.