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  • Credentialing > Radiology Privileging List By Specialty

    Practitioners with certain types of credentialing may be eligible to provide in-house radiology imaging through our Radiology Privileging Program. Additional certification may be required. See the Radiology Privileging chapter for more details. The Radiology Privileging Program applies to members with the following benefit plans and to practitioners who provide care to these members:

    • EmblemHealth EPO/PPO
    • GHI
    • Vytra

    GHI HMO members and practitioners are not eligible for this program. Protocols for HIP, EmblemHealth CompreHealth EPO and EmblemHealth Medicare HMO appear in the HIP Outpatient Diagnostic Imaging Self-Referral Payment Policy chapter.

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    Glossary terms found on this page:

    A health insurance product offered by a health plan company that is defined by the benefit contract and represents a set of covered services. Also called a health benefit plan.

    A process in which an individual, an institution or educational program is evaluated and recognized as meeting certain predetermined standards. Certification usually applies to individuals; accreditation usually applies to institutions.

    A health care benefit arrangement that is similar to a preferred provider organization in administration, structure and operation but does not cover out-of-network care. Also called an Exclusive Provider Organization.

    An organization that provides comprehensive health care coverage to its members through a network of doctors, hospitals and other health care providers. Also called a Health Maintenance Organization.

    Acronym for Medicare Advantage. An alternative to the traditional Medicare program in which private plans run by health insurance companies provide health care benefits that eligible beneficiaries would otherwise receive directly from the Medicare program.

    A nationwide insurance program for the disabled and people age 65 and over, created by the 1965 amendments to the Social Security Act and operated under the provisions of the Act. It consists of two separate but coordinated programs, Part A and Part B.

    An individual and each of his or her eligible dependents, including Medicare beneficiaries who are enrolled or participate in a benefit program and who are entitled to receive covered services from the practitioner pursuant to such benefit program and the terms of the practitioner's agreement.

    A health plan that offers benefits in-network and out-of-network. In-network services are available to enrollees at lower out-of-pocket cost than the services of non-network providers. In addition, PPO enrollees may self-refer to any network provider at any time. Also called a Preferred Provider Organization.

    A recommendation by a physician that an enrollee receive care from a specialty physician or facility.

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