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BCBS California: Authorizations for post-acute care services (Medicare Advantage Plans/GRS)

The following blog will discuss where and how the providers should submit their prior authorizations for post-acute care services for Medicare Advantage Individual, Group Retiree Solutions, and Dual Eligible Plan members.

Note: Dual Eligible- member qualifies for Medicaid and Madicare.

This change is applied for services rendered on Sept 1, 2022 and thereafter. The services included are: admission to or concurrent* stay in a skilled nursing facility (SNF), an inpatient acute rehab facility (IRF), or a long-term acute care hospital (LTACH).

These services will be reviewed by myNEXUS.**

*Concurrent stay review requests for members admitted to SNF, IRF, or LTACH facilities prior to September 1, 2022, should be directed to the health plan.

** myNEXUS is an independent company providing post-acute benefits management services on behalf of Anthem Blue Cross.

How to submit or check a prior authorization request

For SNF, IRF, or LTACH admissions, myNEXUS will begin receiving requests on Tuesday, August 30, 2022, for members whose anticipated discharge date is September 1, 2022, or after.

Providers can send their request online- Go to to get started. You can upload clinical information and check the status of your requests through this online tool seven days a week, 24 hours a day.

If you are unable to use the link or website, you can call the myNEXUS Provider Call Center at 844-411-9622 during normal operating hours from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. CT, Monday through Friday, or send a fax to myNEXUS at 1-833-311-2986.

Note: myNexus does not review requests for DME, Ambulance- These services do not fall under the Medicare Home-health services: infusion, hospice, outpatient therapy, or supplemental benefits that help with everyday health and living such as personal home helper services offered under Essential/Everyday Extras.

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My name is Kate Patskovska, CPB. I am an Independent Medical Biller CPB (AAPC) and an owner of KR2 Medical Billing. KR2 Medical Billing is a full service Consulting/Medical Billing Business that is dedicated to educating, consulting, and overall improving the "financial health" of your medical practice.

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