Updated authorization criteria and e-referral questionnaires

We're making updates to the authorization criteria and to the questionnaires in the e-referral system for the following services:

For most of these services, you'll see the updated questionnaires in the e-referral system starting Nov. 25, 2018. You'll see the questionnaire for shoulder replacement surgery starting Nov. 11.

We use these criteria and questionnaires when making utilization management determinations for the following members:

Note: The criteria and questionnaires for endometrial ablation and cervical spine surgery apply to BCN HMO and BCN Advantage members only.

The updated authorization criteria and preview questionnaires will be available on this website shortly before the revised questionnaires are set to open in the e-referral system. Here's where to find them:

You can look over the preview questionnaires to see what questions you'll need to answer in the actual questionnaire that opens in the e-referral system for each service. Once you know what questions you'll need to answer, you can prepare your answers ahead of time. This can cut down on the time it takes to submit the authorization request.

Posted: November 2018
Lines of business: Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and Blue Care Network