Prior Authorization Update Notice for HealthSelect of Texas® Network Providers Effective Jan. 1, 2023


Effective Jan. 1, 2023, certain procedure codes are being updated to require prior authorization for HealthSelect of Texas® & Consumer Directed HealthSelectSM participants.

The following codes will require prior authorization as of Jan. 1, 2023:

  • 43500 Surgical Opening of Stomach
  • 43631 Removal of Stomach Partial
  • 43632 Removal of Stomach Partial
  • 43840 Repair of Stomach Lesion
  • 43845 Gastroplasty Duodenal Switch
  • 43850 Revise Stomach-Bowel Fusion
  • 43870 Repair Stomach-Opening
  • 43880 Repair Stomach-Bowel Fistula

In addition, the following code will not require prior authorization as of Jan. 1, 2023:

  • 93352 Admin Ecg Contrast Agent

Beginning 1/1/2023, please refer to the updated HealthSelect of Texas® Prior Authorization Waiver List as of 01/01/2023 which replaces the previously published HealthSelect of Texas® Prior Authorization Removals as of 9/1/2021.

BCBSTX is currently working on system updates to reflect this change.

Remember to use Availity® or your preferred vendor to check eligibility and benefits before rendering services. This will help you confirm coverage details and prior authorization requirements and determine if you are in-network for the member's policy. Refer to Eligibility and Benefits for details.

If you have questions, contact your local Network Management Representative.


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