The ACR informed Congress and regulatory agencies that AUC consultation should be comprehensive (for ADIS) and be performed by referring providers to optimize ADIS use and act as an educational tool to referring providers
Modifying this requirement (e.g., for limited clinical indications, for only selected patients or by radiology facilities assuming part or all of that duty) will create confusion, prolong implementation and decrease the value of the CDS process.
Imaging providers will not be competitively disadvantaged by this federal requirement:
Imaging providers cannot assume the administrative duties of AUC as they could for prior authorization. The differences between prior authorization and CDS/AUC are: