Starting March 1, radiology procedure code *71271 requires prior authorization for most members

For radiology procedure code *71271, prior authorization is required by AIM Specialty Health®, to ensure that claims are eligible for reimbursement.

This is effective for dates of service on or after March 1, 2022, and applies to the following members:

Note: Services associated with this procedure code already require prior authorization for most Blue Cross commercial members.

Submitting prior authorization requests

Submit prior authorization requests to AIM. For information on how to submit requests and for other resources, visit these webpages on our website:

We've updated the list of Procedures that require prior authorization by AIM Specialty Health (PDF) to reflect this requirement.

Additional information

As a reminder, AIM manages authorizations for various Blue Cross commercial, Medicare Plus Blue, BCN commercial and BCN Advantage members for these services:

*CPT codes, descriptions and two-digit numeric modifiers only are copyright 2020 American Medical Association. All rights reserved.

AIM Specialty Health is an independent company that contracts with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and Blue Care Network to manage authorizations for select services.

Posted: December 2021
Lines of business: Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and Blue Care Network