For Providers

Diagnostic Imaging Information for Providers

Bellingham Advanced Medical Imaging is your community partner for diagnostic imaging services. We consider our imaging center an extension of your own office, where you offer patients access to timely, personalized and accurate medical care. Our subspecialty trained radiologists provide detailed reports, high-quality images using advanced technology, and outstanding patient and provider experiences.

PACS

Our easy-to-navigate picture archiving and communication system (PACS) portal is available to all referring providers. PACS is your central tool for:

  • Image viewing
  • Patient communication
  • Collaboration

Visit https://www.bamipacs.com to register for a free account or to login. If you have further questions, call (360) 255-6330 and dial 1260 to be connected to our PACS Administrator.

Order forms

Our diagnostic imaging form is available several ways:

  • Online: You can download and print in your office immediately.
  • Printed: We are happy to provide your office with printed doctors referrals pads and primary care referrals to specialists documentation.
  • Custom: Preprinted forms can be customized with your medical office’s name, provider name, and phone and fax numbers.

For more information or to request supplies, contact marketing and business development at (360) 428-7279.

Preauthorization

Many health insurance companies require authorization before they cover non-emergency imaging. We’re here to help — with a team dedicated to helping you and your patients expedite the authorization process. Call us at (360) 255-6330 and dial 1235 to be connected with one of our preauthorization specialists.

Imaging consultations

Our subspecialty-trained radiologists are happy to help you choose which study to order. Please call (360) 255-6330 and press 9 to be connected with a provider representative who will connect you to the radiologist who can best answer your question. We also offer easy-to-access quick reference guides with suggested imaging exams for specific symptoms.

Scheduling

We are dedicated to providing timely medical imaging for you and your patients — many times, same-day appointments are available. Call (360) 255-6330 and press 2 to be connected with a scheduling representative to schedule a stat or urgent add-on. Results from these studies will be phoned to you by a radiologist immediately following the exam. For regularly scheduled medical imaging studies, we provide same-day interpretations.

Forms and Resources

We’ve made our most popular medical imaging and diagnostic imaging forms and provider resources available online so you can access them instantly, 24 hours a day.

Referral Resources

Diagnostic imaging order form

Download our Diagnostic Imaging Order Form as a fillable PDF. We also offer custom referral pads with your provider name and clinic information printed directly on the form. Referrals can be faxed to (360) 255-6331 or submitted electronically and securely through our HIPAA compliant ShareFile. To request materials or a custom order form, contact the marketing and business development department at (360) 428-7279.

In-network insurances and pre-authorization

Bellingham Advanced Medical Imaging is an in-network provider for major health insurers and plans. We also work with Medicare, Medicaid (Apple Health), workers compensation and auto insurance claims.

Provider Resources

CPT quick reference guides

Ordering Reference Guide

PACS Access

Map and Directions

Insurance Authorization

Many health insurance plans require authorization before a diagnostic imaging exam. If a patient comes in for medical imaging without this pre-authorization, they may end up responsible for the total cost.

Bellingham Advanced Medical Imaging has a team dedicated to helping you and your team navigate the insurance authorization process for your patients. We’d love the opportunity to help.

Our referral specialist is standing by at (360) 428-7256.

Exams That Commonly Require Authorization

Exams requiring prior authorization forms and clearance vary from plan to plan. Most commonly, authorization is required for:

  • CT
  • CTA
  • MRI

Peer-to-Peer Review

Sometimes authorization is denied by an insurance company. If that happens, a clinical peer-to-peer review may be requested by your patient’s health insurance plan.

This review is typically done via a phone call scheduled between the referring provider and a doctor employed by the insurance company. The goal of this review is to:

  • Discuss the patient’s medical history
  • Describe the clinical benefits of the proposed diagnostic imaging
  • Demonstrate the medical necessity of the imaging

In-network Health Care Plans and Insurances

Bellingham Advanced Medical Imaging is an in-network provider for most health insurance plans as well as Medicare and Medicaid (Apple Health).

Our complete list of affiliated insurance is available on our Financial Services page.

We look forward to helping you process the necessary documents, insurance authorization, and other requirements to get the treatment you need, with careful consideration and compassion for each individual.

PACS Access

The Bellingham Advanced Medical Imaging picture archiving and communication system (PACS) gives referring providers a timely, easy-to-navigate and secure portal for accessing images and exam reports.

Applying For An Account

  • Open a web browser and navigate to http://www.bamipacs.com (Internet Explorer is preferred).
  • Click on “Apply for Account.”
  • Follow the directions on screen, including signing a HIPAA compliance agreement.

We will verify your account, and access will be granted within a few business days.

Questions? Call our PACS System Analyst at (360) 428-7231.

Logging In

  • Open your web browser and enter the web address http://www.bamipacs.com (Internet Explorer is preferred) to access our PACS medical system.
  • Enter username and password.
  • Click on the arrow or press enter to access the site.

Searching For Patients and Imaging Exams

  • In the search box, you must type at least the first two characters of the patient’s family name, ID or the accession number. Press enter.
  • To filter the search results by add the date of birth, select the down arrow within the search box and enter the date in the following format: DD/MM/YYYY. Press enter. Note: If the list of search results is longer than one page, click on a column title to sort the results.
  • Select a patient from the search results. The patient record will appear, allowing you to view all orders associated with the patient and any candidate patient orders.
  • Click on an order or a candidate patient order to view detailed information.

Radiologist Consult

Our subspecialized radiologists are standing at the ready to answer questions you may have about your patient’s diagnostic imaging. Call (360) 255-6330 and press 9. We’ll connect you directly to our experts.