Reminder: Authorizations for post-acute care services for Medicare Advantage individual, Group retiree solutions, and Dual-eligible plan members
For services beginning on July 1, 2022, prior authorization requests for admission to or concurrent stay in a skilled nursing facility (SNF), an inpatient acute rehab facility (IRF), or a long-term acute care hospital (LTACH) will be reviewed by myNEXUS.* Through this program, myNEXUS clinicians will collaborate with members, caregivers, and facility care managers/discharge planners to provide transition planning, as well as the pre-service and concurrent review authorizations of post-acute care services. The goal of this program is to support members through their recovery process in the most appropriate, least restrictive environment.
How to submit or check a prior authorization request
For SNF, IRF, or LTACH admissions, myNEXUS will begin receiving requests on Wednesday, June 29, 2022, for members whose anticipated discharge date is July 1, 2022, or after.
Providers are encouraged to request authorization using NexLync. Go to the MyNEXUS portal to get started. You can upload clinical information and check the status of your requests through this online tool seven days a week, 24 hours a day. If you are unable to use the link or website, you can call the myNEXUS Provider Call Center at 844-411-9622 during normal operating hours from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday, or send a fax to myNEXUS at 833-311-2986.
Note: Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield (Anthem) will continue to review authorization requests for durable medical equipment (DME), ambulance, and other related services that do not fall under Medicare‑covered home healthcare services, such as home infusion, hospice, outpatient therapy, or supplemental benefits that help with everyday health and living such as personal home helper services offered under essential/everyday extras.
If you have additional questions, please call the myNEXUS Provider Call Center at 844-411-9622.
Concurrent stay review requests for members admitted to SNF, IRF or LTACH facilities prior to July 1, 2022, should be directed to Anthem.
July 2022 Anthem Provider News - Indiana