Preservice review waiver has been reinstated for post-acute care admissions
Blue Cross® Blue Shield® of Arizona (BCBSAZ) has reinstated the preservice review waiver for post-acute care admissions, effective August 12, 2021, until further notice. We’re also continuing all mandatory waivers required by CMS, the Federal Employee Program® (FEP®), and executive orders – see current list. Notification or prior authorization is still required for acute care hospitalizations, except for transfers facilitated through the ADHS Arizona Surge Line.
Current COVID-19 waivers (08/12/21)
Many BCBSAZ COVID-19 waivers to end May 31 (04/06/21)
Supporting our community
Some examples of how we’ve partnered with state and local leaders include:
• Helping to facilitate testing
• Offering funding for needed supplies
• Contributing to food banks and other community resources to support essential services
• Assisting state leadership in creating multiple, highly efficient COVID-19 vaccination clinic sites
Mitigating exposure through virtual services
Virtual services have become an important part of a coordinated response to the coronavirus pandemic. BCBSAZ has expanded this coverage and in many cases is waiving member cost share.
Tele-everything – BCBSAZ Quick Reference Guide (03/05/21)