AIM Specialty Health SM (AIM)* is gathering information about the capabilities of all Blue Cross and HMO Louisiana, Inc., contracted providers who provide the technical component of the following diagnostic imaging services:

  • Computed Tomography (CT/CTA)
  • Echocardiography
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI/MRA)
  • Mammography
  • Nuclear Cardiology
  • Positron Emission Tomography (PET)
  • Ultrasound
  • X-Ray

Using AIM's online assessment tool, OptiNet, we gather information about our providers' training and capability related to technical imaging services, imaging equipment, capacity and access. The tool will also gather information about providers' compliance with industry standards, such as those established by The Joint Commission (formerly JCAHO), the American College of Radiology (ACR) and the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC). Providers may access the OptiNet assessment through our iLinkBLUE Provider Suite. OptiNet allows providers to start, stop and save the assessment as necessary.

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*AIM Specialty Health SM is an independent company that providers must use to get certain outpatient, non-emergent diagnostic imaging service authorizations for Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana and HMO Louisiana, Inc.