Diagnostic Health Center Launches Physician Portal

Diagnostic Health Center Launches Physician Portal, Partners with National Provider to Streamline Insurance Authorizations Becomes first outpatient center in Southeast Texas to implement SCI Solutions’ insurance processing module for better patient care, reduced costs for referring physicians

BEAUMONT, TexasDiagnostic Health Center has become the first and only imaging facility in SE Texas to implement an advanced insurance processing and prior authorization platform from SCI Solutions. Available through Diagnostic Health’s newly enhanced Physician Portal, the automated processing technology will help Diagnostic Health patients get imaging procedures approved and scheduled faster while saving time and money for referring physician offices in the Beaumont-Port Arthur region.

“We’re offering referring physicians and their staff an unmatched level of assurance that their imaging procedure referral will be handled efficiently, confidentially and in compliance with health care regulations and requirements,” said Ed Field, director of imaging services for Diagnostic Health. “Our referring providers gain access to a real-time electronic ordering interface, which can facilitate the transfer of necessary clinical information, thus establishing the most efficient and ethical insurance authorization process possible.”

Diagnostic Health collaborated closely with SCI on implementation and deployment of the advanced technology, becoming the first outpatient imaging center in the nation to offer the latest version of SCI’s insurance processing and prior authorization module.

“The automated processing module greatly reduces administrative costs and frustration for our providers, and rapid imaging procedure authorization leads to quicker scheduling, diagnosis and treatment for our clients’ patients,” explained Field.

According to published research in the journal Health Affairs, health systems and providers spend between $23 and $31 billion every year dealing with insurance payments and authorizations, with lack of authorization a leading cause of payment denial. The advanced insurance processing and prior authorization platform embedded within SCI’s Provider Network Manager® solution enables SCI clients to more rapidly convert referrals into insurance-approved, schedule-ready appointments, ensuring payment of services and delivering an enhanced provider-patient experience.

“As our first independent outpatient imaging center client to implement this new service, Diagnostic Health has successfully demonstrated how SCI’s platform simplifies and accelerates insurance prior authorization requirements and improves referral-to-appointment processing,” said Joel French, SCI’s CEO. “Together, SCI and Diagnostic Health deliver a unique technology service that has vastly improved the coordination of care for patients and referring providers.”

More information about how Diagnostic Health can benefit referring physician practices in Southeast Texas is available by visiting Diagnostic Health Beaumont or Diagnostic Health Port Arthur or calling 409-838-0033.

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About Diagnostic Health
Diagnostic Health Center provides cost-effective, high-quality imaging services in a patient friendly environment. Focusing on controlling the cost of providing imaging services while emphasizing high levels of service for referring physicians and patients allows Diagnostic Health Center to be a major player in the markets we serve. The continual growth of our IT platform has allowed us to improve communication with patients, providers and payers in this very challenging healthcare system. This uniquely positions Diagnostic Health Center to expand our network in a cost-effective and meaningful manner through the use of scalable solutions that are tightly integrated to maximize the impact to our businesses. For more information, visit or connect with us on Facebook.

About SCI Solutions
SCI Solutions improves the health of the healthcare system by enabling provider networks to gain economic value through better community-based care coordination. By operating a cloud-based service for more than 10,000 physician practices and 700 hospitals, health systems and imaging centers, in 275 geographic markets across the United States, SCI connects health systems beyond their traditional boundaries to their community partners in ways big IT systems can’t. Provider networks utilize SCI’s service to coordinate patient care transitions, obtain insurance pre-authorization, schedule patients, automate referrals and manage orders. An integrated and easy-to-use business analytics toolset identifies opportunities and monitors performance. As a result, healthcare organizations experience increased outpatient revenue, better coordinated care and greater physician satisfaction. For more information, visit