Prior authorization requirement update
Effective July 1, 2019, prior authorization (PA) requirements will change for the musculoskeletal procedure noted below. This procedure will now require PA for Empire BlueCross BlueShield HealthPlus members. Federal and state law, as well as state contract language and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services guidelines, including definitions and specific contract provisions/exclusions, take precedence over these PA rules and must be considered first when determining coverage. Noncompliance with new requirements may result in denied claims.
PA requirements will be added to the following:
29892 — Arthroscopically aided repair of large osteochondritis dissecans lesion, talar dome fracture, or tibial plafond fracture, with or without internal fixation (includes arthroscopy)
To request PA, you may use one of the following methods:
- Web: https://www.availity.com
- Fax: 1-800-964-3627
- Phone: 1-800-450-8753
Not all PA requirements are listed here. Detailed PA requirements are available to contracted providers by accessing the Provider Self-Service Tool at https://www.availity.com or at www.empireblue.com/nymedicaiddoc > Login. Contracted and noncontracted providers who are unable to access Availity may call our Provider Services at 1-800-450-8753 for assistance with PA requirements.
June 2019 Empire Provider Newsletter