AUC CREATION PROCESS
The AUC development, modification, or endorsement process starts with internal utilization data analysis. Based on the data reviewed, the Evidence-Based Imaging Oversight & Steering Committees identify areas for AUC development, endorsement, and/or modification. Special attention is given to CMS-designated Priority Clinical Areas, as well as common advanced imaging indications within our system, particularly where there is a high variance in utilization. The Evidence-Based Imaging Oversight & Steering Committee establishes one or more Multidisciplinary Teams in each identified area. Multidisciplinary teams follow the process described in the process flow diagram below when creating or modifying AUC.