New utilization management tool now available on Availity Payer Spaces: Authorization Rules Lookup tool
In addition to verifying whether an outpatient authorization is needed, the tool provides the following details that apply to the procedure code:
- Medical Policies and Clinical Guidelines
- Third Party Guidelines, if applicable (such as AIM Specialty Health, Inferior)
Steps to access the Authorization Lookup application through Availity Payer Spaces
Access to the tool does not require an Availity role assignment.
- Select Payer Spaces
- Select the Empire BlueCross BlueShield tile from the Payer Spaces menu
- Select the Applications tab
- Select the Authorization Rules Lookup tile
Once you are in the tool you will need to provide the following information to display the service’s prior authorization rules:
- Tax ID
- National Provider Identifier (NPI)
- Member ID and birth date
- Member’s Group number or Contract Code (This information can be found on the member’s ID card or through the Eligibility & Benefits return on the Patient Information tab)
- CPT/HCPCS code
Give this new tool a try and discover how much this will improve the efficiency of your authorization process.
Please note: If a prior authorization is required for outpatient services, you can submit the case through Interactive Care Reviewer Empire’s online authorization tool which you can also access through the Availity Portal.
April 2021 Newsletter