As some of you may or may not be aware of, Anthem announced their new prior authorization requirement for Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy and Speech Therapy services in California in their February 1, 2019 newsletter. This prior authorization process for Anthem Blue Cross providers will be effective March 25, 2019. They have provided a portal training session on 2-26-19 and in case you missed it, we have provided the link below for the recording of the webinar, as well as, the slides:
AIM_Anthem_Rehabilitation provider webinar_02262019. Additionally, to ease the burden of this entire prior authorization process, we have constructed an AIM PRIOR AUTH FORM with all the necessary information that is required for submitting via the AIM portal. Please feel free to reach out to our office and we would be happy to discuss it with you.
There will be an additional portal training session on March 20, 2019. Please make sure to educate your office in order to allow for a smoother transition throughout this entire process. Learning and implementing a new process can be very frustrating and time consuming. We at Optimal Billing Solutions, would like to help and that is why we have provided you with the tools necessary to aid in streamlining the prior authorization process as much as it is possible.
If you have any questions, please feel free to give us a call at 844-891-7564 ext 402. Our office specializes in Physical Therapy Billing and we are located in Huntington Beach, California.