Beginning July 1, 2017, BCBSND will discontinue the AIM review process. For dates of service prior to July 1, 2017, the AIM process is required. For dates of service on or after July 1, 2017, the AIM process will be discontinued. Advanced imaging will still be subject to medical policy and may be reviewed for medical appropriateness. The BCBSND value-based program, BlueAlliance, focuses on a broader view, looking at multiple quality measures and challenging providers to look at all services that drive health care costs. After review and focusing on containing health care costs, BCBSND recognizes that providers are already accountable for keeping advanced imaging services in check. Because of this, the AIM advanced imaging program is no longer needed.