The process of reviewing health care services before they occur in order to receive certification. It is the provider’s responsibility to contact Blue Medicare HMO and Blue Medicare PPO for authorization for those services requiring prior approval. For a list of services requiring prior approval, see the Prior Authorization section of the Provider Blue Book Manual.
A process performed by Blue Medicare HMO and Blue Medicare PPO nurses while a patient is in the hospital to try to make sure the patient is in the most appropriate setting. Concurrent review nurses also work with the hospital staff to help arrange any care after the patient is discharged from the hospital.
When medical services, including hospital services, are reviewed for certification after the services have taken place.
Designed for members identified at risk for serious and complex medical conditions or with complicated health care needs. This program provides a nurse case manager who can assist physicians and health care team members to coordinate delivery of healthcare services for members in the most effective manner. Case managers are also available to assist members in navigating through the health care system, educate members regarding their medical condition, and promote members’ compliance with the physician directed treatment plan.
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