WMI Payers

Efficient Contracting – Through a single contracting process, payers can add over 300 radiologists that provide geographic coverage throughout most of Washington State.  This single contracting process provides access to numerous high quality, low cost freestanding radiology facilities.  Additionally, it provides access to many of the best Radiologists in Washington State that cover most of the major hospitals in Washington.  This approach expedites contracting and reduces cost associated with physician contracting.  Rather than working individually with 11 Radiology groups and separately negotiating language and rates, plans have an easy single point of contact to complete all negotiations.

Wide Service Area and Access – The WMI service area encompasses all of Western Washington, the Tri-Cities and Eastern Washington.  WMI members provide payers with medical imaging providers of every imaging sub-specialty.

Quality Credentials and Clinical Protocols – WMI radiologists are all-board certified and adhere to the American College of Radiology protocols. Member physicians and administrators share expertise and clinical experience to provide high quality, cost-effective clinical services and effective business administration

Association Structure – Due to the nature of its collective structure, WMI can pursue evidence –based medicine initiatives, like the implementation of Decision Support, a process that uniquely promotes the interests of patients, payers, and providers. Decision Support is a provider guide that ensures that the imaging modality with the highest medical utility score is chosen for the patient. The Decision Support process is supported by a software program containing thousands of evidence-based rule sets that is utilized by either the referring provider or the radiologist at the time of order to generate an instantaneous medical utility score. In addition to its many clinical benefits for patients, Decision Support is a highly effective educational tool for referring physicians, enabling them to better understand which imaging modalities are most appropriate to the patient’s condition.