BCBSMT will update CPT® codes for some outpatient services, added efficiencies with AIM Specialty Health® (AIM)

Dec. 11, 2020

What's New: On March 15, 2021, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Montana (BCBSMT) will update its list of Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) codes requiring preauthorization, for some commercial members, to reflect new, replaced or removed codes due to a BCBSMT Utilization Management update.

More Information: For a revised list of codes effective March 15, 2021, go to the Predetermination and Preauthorization section of our provider website.

Update: Use the AIM ProviderPortal for Pre & Post-Service Reviews

Effective Jan. 1, 2021 use the AIM ProviderPortal to request preauthorization and respond to post-service review requests by AIM. Do not submit medical records to BCBSMT for prior authorization or post-service reviews for the care categories managed by AIM. Medical records may or may not be needed for pre or post service reviews using the AIM portal due to the smart clinical algorithms within the portal.

Benefits of the AIM ProviderPortal for Pre & Post-Service Reviews

  • Medical records for pre or post-service reviews are not necessary unless specifically requested by AIM.
  • AIM's ProviderPortal offers self-service, smart clinical algorithms and in many instances real-time determinations
  • Check prior authorization status on the AIM ProviderPortal
  • Increase payment certainty
  • Faster pre-service decision turnaround times than post service reviews

Check Eligibility and Benefits: To identify if a service requires preauthorization for our members, check eligibility and benefits through Availity® or your preferred vendor.

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