Posted 12/30/2022 Updated 01/17/2023
Please Note- A correction was made to the prior authorizations lists indicated below on 1/17/2023. Be sure to review the lists for changes.
What’s New: Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas (BCBSTX) will be updating its lists of codes requiring prior authorization, for 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 (AMA) or Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS) changes from the Centers for Medicaid & Medicare Services.
Changes effective April 1, 2023 include:
- Addition of Specialty Pharmacy: Site of Care codes to be reviewed by BCBSTX
- Addition of a Medical Oncology code to be reviewed by AIM Specialty Health® (AIM)
- Replacement of Medical Oncology codes to be reviewed by AIM
Refer to Prior Authorization Lists on the Utilization Management section of our provider website, Revised lists can be found on the Prior Authorization Lists for Fully Insured and Administrative Services Only (ASO) Plans.
Avoid post-service medical necessity reviews and delays in claim processing by obtaining prior authorization before rendering services. If prior authorization is required, services performed without prior authorization or that do not meet medical necessity criteria may be denied for payment and the rendering provider may not seek reimbursement from the member.
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AIM Specialty Health (AIM) is an independent company that has contracted with BCBSTX to provide utilization management services for members with coverage through BCBSTX.
BCBSTX makes no endorsement, representations or warranties regarding any products or services provided by third party vendors such as Availity or AIM Specialty Health.