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UT SELECT requires advance approval (preauthorization) by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas (BCBSTX) for certain services. Preauthorization establishes in advance (or within 48 hours following an emergency hospital admission) the medical necessity of certain care and services covered under UT SELECT. Your health care provider should initiate the request for preauthorization since medical records may be required.
The following types of services require preauthorization:
Care should also be preauthorized if you or your doctor wants to:
The following outpatient services:
Some additional outpatient procedures may require provider preauthorization.
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