Some procedures must be approved before you head to the doctor. This helps us make sure you receive:
- the right treatment to meet your needs
- care by doctors in our network
- the highest quality of care
How does it work?
When care is performed or prescribed by an in-network provider, he or she may obtain preauthorization for you.
If you use an out-of-network provider, he or she may call us for preauthorization on your behalf.
If you are an HMO member, your primary care physician (PCP) is the only person who can call for preauthorization. You may not refer yourself.
To check your preauthorization status, call 800.471.2242, Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM.
Note: Investigational/experimental and cosmetic procedures are not eligible for coverage under most plans. To determine if a service is investigational/experimental or cosmetic, call 800.471.2242.