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|SCCT Advocacy Blog: August 2017|
Iowa member achieves local payer coverage
By Leslee J. Shaw, PhD, FSCCT, SCCT Co-Chair Advocacy
Enrico Martin, MD, Iowa Heart Center, is a proactive grassroots advocate who firmly believes that clinicians need to get involved in educating payers about cardiac CT.
His efforts to build relationships with payers and improve coverage policies recently paid off, when he convinced his local payer, Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield, to waive prior authorization requirements for cardiac CT.
"I'm hoping that our experience will set the stage for easing up on the burden of
preauthorization and also show clinicians the importance of policing ourselves and doing the right thing,” said Dr. Martin.