National Imaging Associates (NIA) Administered Programs
Independent Health has teamed up with National Imaging Associates (NIA) to administer radiology pre-authorization for advanced radiology.
Ordering physicians are required to request the pre-authorization and approval through
Contact our Provider Relations Department at (716) 631-3282 or 1-800-736-5771, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. to verify if these programs are applicable for a particular member’s plan.
Advanced Radiology Quick Reference Guide
View and download this helpful Quick Reference Guide on requesting pre-authorization for Advanced Radiology Services.
This program is a radiology and imaging benefit management program
for non-emergent, advanced, outpatient radiology services designed to
ensure clinically appropriate care.
Advanced Radiology includes:
- Computed Tomography (CT)
- Magnetic Resonance Angiogram (MRA)
- Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
- Positron Emission Tomography (non-cardiac PET)
RadMD.com may be utilized to request authorization for the three programs indicated above or by calling NIA at
1-800-642-7452. If you aren’t a registered user of RadMD.com, contact RadMD.com at 1-877-80-RadMD.
If you are already registered, remember that RadMD.com gives you access to a number of supporting tools, such as clinical guidelines and code matrices. To access these documents, simply:
- Log in to RadMD.com.
- Under “Menu Options,” click on “Health Plan Specific Educational Docs.” Click on “Independent Health.”