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AIM Specialty Health has announced the launch dates for the AIM Rehabilitative program for Anthem’s Commercial Membership and Anthem’s Medicare Advantage Membership. This announcement impacts 2 states for Anthem’s Commercial Membership and 16 states for Anthem’s Medicare Advantage Membership.
The AIM Rehabilitative program for Anthem’s Commercial Membership will relaunch April 1, 2020 for the states of
The AIM Rehabilitative program for Anthem’s Medicare Advantage membership will launch April 1, 2020 and will impact the following states:
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Anthem Blue Cross has announced they will further delay the implementation of AIM Specialty Health and the prior authorization process for outpatient therapy services for the 13 states that were originally scheduled to begin with dates of service on and after July 1, 2019. On July 2, Anthem Blue Cross announced the implementation that began July 1, 2019 was being halted and would resume with dates of service on and after August 1, 2019.
On July 16, 2019, Anthem Blue Cross announced they are
Breaking News July 2, 2019: Anthem BC announces they will delay implementation of AIM until August 1, 2019. Here is the statement issued by Anthem:
Effective July 1, 2019, Anthem Blue Cross patients in several states will require preauthorization to receive outpatient physical, occupational and speech therapy services. This will be true not only for new patients beginning therapy on or after July 1, 2019, but also for current Anthem patients who are being seen now and will continue to be seen for therapy on or after July 1, 2019.
The states where prior authorization will be required effective for dates of service on and after July 1, 2019 are:
Anthem BC has announced its delayed implementation of AIM for the state of California. The AIM Utilization Management program will not go live on March 25, 2019. The new implementation date will be communicated once it becomes available.
Mr. Gawenda has presented nationally since 2004 and currently presents approximately 100 dates per year around the United States.
He has provided valuable education and consulting to hospitals, private practices, skilled nursing facilities, and rehabilitation agencies in the areas of CPT coding, ICD-10 coding, billing, documentation compliance, revenue enhancement, practice management, and denial management as they relate to outpatient therapy services.