Humana Resumes Prior Authorization for Outpatient Therapy

February 24, 2020
Rick Gawenda

On December 18, 2017, Humana announced they would no longer require preauthorization for outpatient physical, speech and occupational therapy services for patients with commercial and Medicare Advantage (MA) coverage. Unfortunately, nothing lasts forever.

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  1. Hey Rick,
    I don’t know how I missed this change and now I’m scrambling to preauthorize patients I currently have on a caseload that has Humana as the primary insurance. The process for preauthorization seems like a duplication of the evaluation. Has anybody voiced concern about the additional time it takes to transcribe evaluation information twice?