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Aetna Medicare Advantage: Home Health Program in KY, OH, MO

Since 08/01/2021 Aetna has partnered with myNEXUS, a technology-enabled care management company, to manage the network, claims payment and precertification/prior authorization program for home health services.


Note the following changes for the Providers:

Prior approval changes:

  1. Effective for DOS 01/01/2022 and thereafter, myNEXUS will require advance approval for all home-health-related requests for in-home skilled nursing, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, home health aide, and medical social work.
  2. If you would like to view the full home health care pre-auth list, please click here (insert link)

Claim Payment and Processing changes:

  1. Effective for DOS 01/01/2022 and thereafter, myNEXUS will pay claims for covered home health services, for Kentucky, Ohio and Missouri Medicare Advantage members
  2. Reimbursement rates will correspond to the rates and terms of your myNEXUS contract.

Important!

1.These above changes apply only to the Aetna Medicare Advantage Members that reside in the three states, and/or Aetna Medicare Advantage DSNP members, in the above mentioned 3 states.

2. These changes DO NOT APPLY TO THE FOLLOWING:

Medicare members residing outside of the states of Kentucky, Ohio and/or Missouri

Aetna and Coventry commercial fully insured HMO/POS/PPO plans • Aetna administrative services only (ASO) self-funded HMO/POS/PPO plans

Aetna Student Health℠

Aetna Global Business • Coventry Workers’ Compensation  

Cofinity®

First Health®, Meritain® Health, Traditional Choice®

Aetna Signature Administrators® 


Where do I order a prior approval?

  1. Online: myNEXUS portal to get started or

2. Fax the authorization request form to 1-866-996-0077


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Aetna Medicare Advantage: Home Health Program in KY, OH, MO

Since 08/01/2021 Aetna has partnered with myNEXUS, a technology-enabled care management company, to manage the network, claims payment and precertification/prior authorization program for home health services.


Note the following changes for the Providers:

Prior approval changes:

  1. Effective for DOS 01/01/2022 and thereafter, myNEXUS will require advance approval for all home-health-related requests for in-home skilled nursing, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, home health aide, and medical social work.
  2. If you would like to view the full home health care pre-auth list, please click here (insert link)

Claim Payment and Processing changes:

  1. Effective for DOS 01/01/2022 and thereafter, myNEXUS will pay claims for covered home health services, for Kentucky, Ohio and Missouri Medicare Advantage members
  2. Reimbursement rates will correspond to the rates and terms of your myNEXUS contract.

Important!

1.These above changes apply only to the Aetna Medicare Advantage Members that reside in the three states, and/or Aetna Medicare Advantage DSNP members, in the above mentioned 3 states.

2. These changes DO NOT APPLY TO THE FOLLOWING:

Medicare members residing outside of the states of Kentucky, Ohio and/or Missouri

Aetna and Coventry commercial fully insured HMO/POS/PPO plans • Aetna administrative services only (ASO) self-funded HMO/POS/PPO plans

Aetna Student Health℠

Aetna Global Business • Coventry Workers’ Compensation  

Cofinity®

First Health®, Meritain® Health, Traditional Choice®

Aetna Signature Administrators® 


Where do I order a prior approval?

  1. Online: myNEXUS portal to get started or

2. Fax the authorization request form to 1-866-996-0077


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Aetna puts Cataract Surgery on National Precertification List 07/01/21

Effective July 1, 2021, Cataract Surgery will require a prior authorization and will be placed on the National Precertification List. (NPL)

Please see the list of related codes below:

In order to request an authorization, providers have several options:

Use AETNA provider portal on Availity® to request precertification electronically. You’ll also give us the necessary clinical information. It’s a simple two-step process:
• Submit* your authorization request on Availity using the
“Authorization (Precertification) Add” transaction.
• Then, complete a short questionnaire, exclusively on
Availity, to provide us with additional clinical information. You can register for Availity on their website. Aetna also offers training on how to use Availity to submit precertification requests
for cataract surgeries electronically. Visit AetnaWebinars.com for a schedule and to register for the “Authorizations on Availity” webinar.

Phone requests are only allowed in certain states: Georgia and Florida for MEDICARE PATIENTS.

Georgia Medicare only (MEHMO and MEPPO), contact iCare
at 1-844-210-7444
• Florida Medicare only (MEHMO and MEPOS), contact iCare at
1-855-373-7627

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