Aidoc and SaferMD Team up to Close the Loop of AI Radiology Medicare Payments
Aidoc, a leading provider of AI radiology solutions, announced a partnership with SaferMD to provide the first complete solution to use AI to both improve clinical performance and reward radiologists with higher scores in the Medicare Merit-Based Incentive Payments System (MIPS). This can enable them to earn positive payment adjustments for Medicare procedures.
Under MIPS, healthcare providers can earn positive payment if they demonstrate that they provide high-quality, efficient care.
SaferMD’s Radiology Qualified Clinical Data Registry (QCDR) is approved by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) for 2018-2019 MIPS reporting. It currently offers 19 high priority measures and eight sub-measures that reflect communication performance for critical and actionable results in imaging exams.
Radiologists can use SaferMD and Aidoc’s combined solution to automatically generate the data they need to report MIPS and show the value of AI-based imaging analysis.
“We’re delighted to be partnering with SaferMD to ensure that the value of AI-based radiology solutions are properly recognized by CMS,” said Aidoc co-founder and CEO Elad Walach. “With the updated QCDR, radiologists get access to meaningful MIPS metrics, which recognize the value of AI-driven imaging solutions for improving patient care and generating financial returns. Combining Aidoc and SaferMD, radiologists can start seeing value immediately.”
Aidoc’s AI-driven radiology solution immediately flags critical conditions and moves them to the top of the work list, speeding diagnosis and treatment times for the most serious cases. It already has FDA clearance for detecting intracranial hemorrhage in Head CTs.
“There are nine measures of findings that the Aidoc’s AI system can detect and move to the top of a radiologist’s worklist,” noted Brian Gale, MD, SaferMD’s Managing Member. “This allows radiologists to view and report the findings more quickly which translates directly to better outcomes. SaferMD’s measures are based on urgent results, where quick turnaround can lead to much better outcomes and can even save lives. Together, Aidoc and SaferMD’s combined solutions translate into positive payments and better care for patients.”