What’s Changing: Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Montana (BCBSMT) is changing prior authorization requirements that may apply to some commercial members, to reflect new, replaced or removed codes. These changes are based on updates from Utilization Management prior authorization assessment, Current Procedural Terminology (CPT®) code changes released by the American Medical Association or Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS) code changes from the Centers for Medicaid & Medicare Services. A summary of changes is included below.
Important Reminder: Always check eligibility and benefits first through the Provider Portal or your preferred vendor portal, prior to rendering services. This step will confirm prior authorization requirements and utilization management vendors, if applicable. ®
- Jan. 1, 2023 – Addition of Medical Oncology and Supportive Care drugs (reported with unlisted codes) and other additions to drug codes to be reviewed by AIM Specialty Health® (AIM)
- Jan. 1, 2023 – Medical Oncology and Supportive Care drug codes previously reviewed by BCBSMT to be reviewed by AIM
- Jan. 1, 2023 – Addition of a Radiation Oncology code to be reviewed by AIM
More Information: For a revised list of codes go to the Predetermination and Preauthorization section of our provider website.
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Checking eligibility and/or benefit information and/or obtaining prior authorization is not a guarantee of payment. Benefits will be determined once a claim is received and will be based upon, among other things, the member’s eligibility and the terms of the member’s certificate of coverage, including, but not limited to, exclusions and limitations applicable on the date services were rendered. If you have any questions, call the number on the member's ID card.
AIM Specialty Health (AIM) is an independent company that has contracted with BCBSMT to provide utilization management services for members with coverage through BCBSMT.
Availity is a trademark of Availity, LLC, a separate company that operates a health information network to provide electronic information exchange services to medical professionals. Availity provides administrative services to BCBSMT.