Humana Resumes Prior Authorization for Outpatient Therapy
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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Thanks for this. It was retroactive to January first and also included patients that already had an active authorization going into the new year.
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?