CMS Appropriate Use Criteria

Beginning January 1, 2020, clinicians who order CT, MRI, Nuclear Medicine and PET studies on Medicare patients will be required to consult CMS-approved Appropriate Use Criteria via a CMS-approved Clinical Decision Support Module.  These links will help our clinical partners gather the information necessary to comply with this requirement.


CDS Toolkit
Getting Ready to Comply with the CMS Mandate to Implement Radiology Order-Entry Clinical Decision Support

Strategic Radiology member radiology practices have developed this toolkit to assist our affiliated hospitals to prepare for Clinical Decision Support (CDS) implementation


All in order: It’s Time to Prepare for 2020 Imaging Clinical Decision Support Requirements

UIC Executive Director David Smith, FACMPE recently wrote an article for the Medical Group Management Associations Connection magazine, offering suggestions for ordering clinician offices preparing to consult Appropriate Use Criteria.