2020 Blue Cross and Blue Shield Service Benefit Plan - FEP Blue Focus
Section 3. How You Get Care
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• Special prior authorization situations related to coordination of benefits (COB)

The table below provides the special situations regarding prior approval and precertification when Medicare is the primary payor.


Service Type: Inpatient hospital admission
Primary Payor: Medicare Part A
Precertification: No
Prior Approval: Not applicable

Service Type: Medicare hospital benefits exhausted and you do not want to use your Medicare lifetime reserve days
Primary Payor: Medicare Part A benefits not provided
Precertification: Yes
Prior Approval: Not applicable

Service Type: Gender reassignment surgery when performed during an inpatient admission
Primary Payor: Medicare Part A
Precertification: Yes
Prior Approval: Yes

Service Type: Gender reassignment surgery in an outpatient hospital or ambulatory surgical center (ASC)
Primary Payor: Medicare Part B
Precertification: Not applicable
Prior Approval: Yes

Service Type: Morbid obesity surgery when performed during an inpatient admission
Primary Payor: Medicare Part A
Precertification: No
Prior Approval: Yes

Service Type: Morbid obesity surgery in an outpatient hospital or ambulatory surgical center (ASC)
Primary Payor: Medicare Part B
Precertification: Not applicable
Prior Approval: Yes

Service Type: Residential treatment center admission – inpatient
Primary Payor: Medicare Part A
Precertification: Yes
Prior Approval: Not applicable

Service Type: Residential treatment center – outpatient care
Primary Payor: Medicare Part B
Precertification: Not applicable
Prior Approval: Yes