The AIM Rehabilitation Program is effective September 1, 2022.

 

Recently, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield and our affiliate HealthKeepers, Inc. shared with you our plans to transition medical necessity review of physical, occupational and speech therapy services to AIM Specialty Health® (AIM),* a separate company, effective August 1, 2022, was delayed due to a technical issue related to Anthem’s Commercial members in Virginia.


We are pleased to announce that the technical issues have been resolved, and the prior authorization requirement for the AIM Rehabilitation Program will be effective September 1, 2022. The AIM call center re-opens today, August 15, 2022, for therapy services that are scheduled to begin on or after September 1, 2022.  Providers can submit requests for review or verify order numbers online via the AIM ProviderPortalSM  24/7 or by phone by calling toll free 866-789-0158, Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.

 

To help you prepare for this program, AIM and Anthem are hosting a series of live webinar sessions and Q&A-only webinar sessions designed for providers and office staff who will be requesting prior authorization. If you have not already attended a webinar, please consider registering to attend at least one training opportunity listed below.

Type of training

Date and time

Meeting information

Live Webinar Session with Q&A

Tuesday, August 23, 2022            

3 p.m. EST

AIM Rehabilitation Program BCBS (Anthem) VA Provider Q&A August 23, 2022

 

Q&A-Only Session

Tuesday, September 6, 2022         

3 p.m. EST

AIM Rehabilitation Program BCBS (Anthem) VA Provider Q&A September 6, 2022

 

 

At Anthem, we value your business and regret any inconvenience or disruption this situation has caused you and your staff.


* AIM Specialty Health is an independent company providing some utilization review services on behalf of Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield and our affiliate HealthKeepers, Inc.


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