Infusion Site of Care Drugs Prior Authorization Update

December 29, 2020

To help ensure reviews for medical necessity and site of administration are being conducted according to member benefit plan details, 14 new procedure codes have been added for Infusion Site of Care to the Prior Authorization Services Lists for ASO and Fully Insured groups, effective Jan. 1, 2021. These lists are located on the provider website under the Utilization Management page then Prior Authorization Lists. It includes specialty drugs (infusion site-of-care or provider administered drug therapies) that may require prior authorization through Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas (BCBSTX) before administration for some members.

Codes being added effective Jan. 1, 2021, include: J0222, J0223, J0584, J0638, J0791, J1303, J1558, J1746, J3032, J3060, J3241, J3245, J3397 and Q5121. BCBSTX’s Specialty Medication Administration Site of Care Medical Policy (RX501.096) is available in the Medical Policy section of our website to help clarify when and how prior authorization requirements may apply.

Remember: Member benefit plans and requirements vary, so it’s critical to check eligibility and benefits first through the Availity Provider Portal® Learn more about third-party links or your preferred web vendor, prior to rendering care and services, to confirm coverage and other important details.

Checking eligibility and benefits and/or obtaining prior authorization is not a guarantee of payment of benefits. Payment of benefits is subject to several factors, including, but not limited to, eligibility at the time of service, payment of premiums/contributions, amounts allowable for services, supporting medical documentation, and other terms, conditions, limitations, and exclusions set forth in the member’s policy certificate and/or benefits booklet and or summary plan description. Regardless of any prior authorization or benefit determination, the final decision regarding any treatment or service is between the patient and the health care provider. If you have any questions, call the number on the member's BCBSTX ID card.

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