BCBSNC Says Latest Technology in Breast Cancer Detection No Longer Considered “Investigational”
RALEIGH, April 26, 2017 — Wake Radiology, the Triangle’s leading provider of outpatient medical imaging, supports Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina’s recent announcement that it will expand coverage for breast tomosynthesis, also known as 3D mammography, to its commercially insured members.
Starting June 1, 2017, BCBSNC will extend 3D mammography benefits for breast cancer screening in the same manner that traditional or 2D mammography services have been covered.
As the Triangle leader in 3D mammography, Wake Radiology applauds this important change in coverage.
“We’ve invested in ten 3D mammography units so that women in every Triangle community have easy access to this revolutionary breast screening technology,” said Lyndon Jordan III, MD, President and Managing Partner. “We’re pleased that BCBCS recognizes the importance and advantage 3D mammography provides in early breast cancer detection and is extending coverage for this technology.”
For BCBSNC members who have health plans that cover preventative services at 100%, 3D mammography screening services will be covered at no member cost. Members are encouraged to read BCBSNC’s statement on this important change.
About Wake Radiology
Founded in 1953, Wake Radiology is the Triangle’s leading provider of outpatient medical imaging. Its physicians have been trained as experts in specific imaging specialties – ranging from breast cancer detection and pediatrics to sports medicine and neuroradiology (brain and spine) – to accurately diagnose healthcare issues. Another hallmark of Wake Radiology is its commitment to low-dose imaging and the elimination of unnecessary or duplicate exams. This approach strives to improve patient outcomes and reduces the overall cost of healthcare. Wake Radiology is the region’s largest outpatient imaging practice with nearly 50 radiologists who perform close to 600,000 procedures each year. It has outpatient locations across the Triangle and provides imaging services at several area hospitals. It is the first outpatient imaging provider in the Triangle to earn the American College of Radiology’s prestigious Breast Imaging Center of Excellence designation. Wake Radiology is an independent, locally owned and physician-led practice that actively supports the local community. Learn more at www.wakerad.com.
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