Expedited Prior Authorization Request Hospital Outpatient Procedures Medicare Part A Fax/Mail Coversheet - Allowable if it is determined that a delay could seriously jeopardize the beneficiary’s life, health, or ability to regain maximum function.
Prior authorization is a process through which coverage is determined prior to providing or billing the service. This process allows the provider to submit documentation prior to providing or billing the service. The contractor will then alert the submitter of any potential issues with the submitted information.
First Coast will begin accepting prior authorization requests (PARs) for the following hospital outpatient department (OPD) services on June 17, 2020, for services provided beginning on or after July 1, 2020. To meet coverage criteria, the patient's medical record must contain documentation that fully supports the medical necessity for services.
The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) expands the repetitive scheduled non-emergent ambulance transport prior authorization model to all states if the program meets certain requirements. [CR9940]
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