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Anthem Customers in Our Region Receive Same Quality of Care Following New Insurance Rules

In Newsletter, Volume 10 Issue 1 by Addison Clark

Anthem’s new point of service rules require fully insured patients to have high-end imaging provided at sites that are not located within a hospital or at a facility that bills as a hospital. This applies to patients who undergo MRIs, CTs, and PET/CTs. In many other communities, this new policy may be raising concerns about ensuring access to high quality medical imaging services provided in true outpatient settings.

Mary Washington Hospital, Stafford Hospital, and Medical Imaging of Fredericksburg outpatient services operate under the supervision of Radiologic Associates of Fredericksburg’s physicians who are Board Certified and Fellowship Trained. This means that patients in the Central and Northern Virginia area will continue to receive the same high level of service with no reduction in patient care or imaging quality.

This unique partnership between Radiologic Associates of Fredericksburg, Mary Washington Healthcare, and Medical Imaging of Fredericksburg ensures that patients will receive the same level of care from the same Board Certified, Fellowship Trained Radiologists both in the hospital and in an outpatient setting at Medical Imaging of Fredericksburg.

High-Quality Regional Outpatient Locations

Five Medical Imaging of Fredericksburg locations are strategically located throughout the Fredericksburg area, including Lee’s Hill (I-95 Massaponax Exit 126), Fredericksburg, and North Stafford. With satisfaction rates of 95% or better, along with the designation as the state of Virginia’s only Diagnostic Center of Excellence from the American College of Radiology, and much lower costs (up to 27% average savings), Medical Imaging of Fredericksburg makes travel outside the area for similar services unnecessary.

Anthem Support For Physicians

Radiologic Associates of Fredericksburg and Medical Imaging of Fredericksburg are in a unique position to assist referring physicians during the Anthem transition and beyond. Not only will Medical Imaging of Fredericksburg interact directly with Anthem on behalf of physicians (reducing the amount of time navigating new requirements), it will also advocate on behalf of imaging patients during the preauthorization process. Patients can also count on the same help from the schedulers at Mary Washington Healthcare.

Superior Quality Technology, Superior Quality Care

Medical Imaging of Fredericksburg centers provide access to world-class technology, including the only True Open MRI, 3T MRI, 3D Mammogram, and Molecular Imaging PET/CT services in the region. Medical Imaging of Fredericksburg and its regional service locations are designed to provide the very kind of services required by the new Anthem rules: high-quality outpatient imaging that is equal or superior to that which is being offered by any hospital.
In summary, patients can be certain that Anthem’s new requirements will not change the high quality and value of care they receive. All local imaging centers, including Mary Washington Hospital, Stafford Hospital, and Medical Imaging of Fredericksburg, will provide the best available service supported by the same, trusted Board Certified, Fellowship Trained physicians at Radiologic Associates of Fredericksburg.