National Imaging Associates

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History & Experience

NIA pioneered the radiology benefits management industry and we have grown to become a full-service specialist in clinical decision support.Founded in 1995, National Imaging Associates (NIA), pioneered the radiology benefits management industry. With our long-standing experience, grounded in clinical research, innovative technology and proven results, NIA has grown to become a proven specialist in offering medical specialty solutions to effectively manage quality and cost.

In 2006, NIA was acquired by Magellan Health. This alignment with Magellan brought even more power to NIA, allowing our clients to tap into the extensive resources, operational and clinical expertise, and financial backing that you would expect from the country's leading diversified specialty health care management company. 

As evidence of our long-standing commitment to service, NIA has paved the way in protecting sensitive health information. We were the first diagnostic imaging management provider to receive URAC HIPAA Privacy and Security Accreditation and JCAHO/NCQA's Privacy Certification for Business Associates.

And, in 2008, we received an American Stevie Award for our Customer Dashboard, an online "real-time" data-reporting tool.  This award provided additional evidence of how NIA upholds our commitment to providing our customers with convenient, easy-to-use management tools and transparency into the outcomes and results we achieve. In 2011, NIA was the ONLY RBM selected to participate in the CMS Demonstration Project, designed to test the effectiveness of Decision Support Systems (‘DSS') in influencing physician behavior and mitigate the inappropriate use of advanced imaging services.

Today, with more than approximately 18 million Americans benefiting from our services, NIA continues to chart the course in delivering optimal outcomes and predictable results in the midst of an ever-changing health care industry. Through ongoing research, innovation and advocacy, we maintain a steadfast commitment to improving the quality of care for consumers, providing value-added services to physicians and delivering dramatically improved financial results to our health plan and government agency partners.