Medicare Advantage CPT® Codes Update for Some Prior Authorization Services

Jun. 05, 2020

On Sept. 1, 2020, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Montana (BCBSMT) will update the Medicare Advantage list of Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) codes to comply with changes from the American Medical Association (AMA). These changes are the result of new, replaced or removed codes implemented by the AMA.

What’s New: On Sept. 1, 2020 we will update the Medicare Advantage procedure code list for services that require prior authorization.

More Information: For a revised Medicare Advantage list of codes PDF Document effective Jan. 1, 2020, go to the BCBSMT provider website’s Medicare Advantage preauthorization requirements section. Check the AMA website for more information on CPT codes.

Check Eligibility and Benefits: To identify which members require prior authorization for services on the code list, check eligibility and benefits through Availity® or your preferred vendor.


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