Texas Radiology Associates LLP (TRA), a provider of radiology services to North Dallas and the surrounding areas, will soon begin contracting with health insurer Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas.

Beginning January 1, 2014, the contract will include the Blue Medicare Advantage plan, which offers all the coverage of original Medicare plus benefits not covered by Medicare or most Medicare Supplement insurance plans, including built-in prescription drug coverage, as well as health insurance exchange plans for employers to use in managing their health benefit offerings.

TRA provides imaging services to 22 hospitals and seven imaging centers. Its clients include premier hospitals and healthcare systems throughout the Dallas-Fort Worth area. The group is comprised of 88 subspecialty-trained radiology physicians (with an additional five joining the practice in September) who offer around-the-clock coverage, including diagnostic image interpretation, interventional radiology procedures, pediatric procedures and breast imaging.