Pre-Auth Needed? | Ambetter de Arkansas Health & Wellness


Pre-Auth Needed?

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All attempts are made to provide the most current information on the Pre-Auth Needed Tool. However, this does NOT guarantee payment. Payment of claims is dependent on eligibility, covered benefits, provider contracts, correct coding and billing practices. For specific details, please refer to the provider manual. If you are uncertain that prior authorization is needed, please submit a request for an accurate response.

Vision services need to be verified by Envolve Vision

Dental services need to be verified by Envolve Dental

Behavioral Health/Substance Abuse need to be verified by Arkansas Health & Wellness

Prior Authorizations for Musculoskeletal Procedures should be verified by TurningPoint

The following services (identifiable by procedure code search) need to be verified by Evolent: Complex Imaging, MRA, MRI, PET, and CT scans; Speech, Occupational and Physical Therapy (excludes Chiropractic providers, no authorization is required).

 It is the responsibility of the facility, in coordination with the rendering practitioner to ensure that an authorization has been obtained for all inpatient and selected outpatient services, except for emergency stabilization services.  All inpatient admissions require prior authorization.  To determine if a specific outpatient service requires prior authorization, utilize the Pre-Auth Needed tool below by answering a series of questions regarding the Type of Service and then entering a specific CPT code.

Any anesthesiology, pathology, radiology or hospitalist services related to a procedure or hospital stay requiring a prior authorization will be considered downstream and will not require a separate prior authorization.  However, services related to an authorization denial for an outpatient procedure or hospital stay will result in denial of all associated claims, including anesthesiology, pathology, radiology and hospitalist services.


Are Services being performed in the Emergency Department?

Types of Services YES NO
Is the member being admitted to an inpatient facility?
Are anesthesia services being rendered for dental surgeries?
Is the member receiving Gender Reassignment services?