Change Healthcare acquires National Decision Support Company

Change Healthcare announced today that it has acquired National Decision Support Company (NDSC), a Madison, Wisconsin-based company known for delivering appropriate use criteria (AUC) for imaging, blood management and other specialties through its CareSelect platform.

The financial terms of the deal have not been made available at this time. NDSC employees will continue to operate out of the company’s Madison headquarters.

“We are singularly focused on helping customers address the big challenges in healthcare—achieving better outcomes, reducing costs, and creating an interconnected healthcare ecosystem,” Neil de Crescenzo, president and CEO of Change Healthcare, said in a prepared statement. “With NDSC, we've added strategic capabilities to accelerate our product roadmap and increase the value we provide to healthcare stakeholders.”

“We share a vision and passion for improving care delivery through innovative technology and common-sense process improvements,” Michael Mardini, CEO of NDSC, said in the same statement. “This strategic and cultural fit will accelerate the success of our combined organizations, and it expands our ability to deliver solutions that improve patient care and decrease cost across the payer and provider ecosystem.”

NDSC holds an exclusive digital distribution license with the American College of Radiology for its CareSelect Imaging product, which provides imaging professionals with AUC specifically for imaging.