This communication applies to the Commercial and Medicare Advantage programs from Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield (Anthem) in Indiana.


Effective November 6, 2022, Anthem will transition the Clinical Criteria for medical necessity review of perirectal hydrogel spacer to the AIM Specialty Health®* (AIM) Perirectal Hydrogel Spacer for Prostate Radiotherapy Clinical Appropriateness Guideline.


As a reminder, ordering and servicing providers may submit prior authorization requests to AIM in one of several ways:

  • Access AIM’s ProviderPortalSM directly at Online access is available 24/7 to process orders in real-time and is the fastest and most convenient way to request authorization.
  • Access AIM via Availity* at


If you have questions related to guidelines, contact AIM via email at


Additionally, you may access and download a copy of the current and upcoming guidelines here.

* AIM Specialty Health is an independent company providing some utilization review services on behalf of Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield. Availity, LLC is an independent company providing administrative support services on behalf of Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield.

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