Don't add clinical documentation to denied requests in the e-referral system

When we deny an authorization request in the e-referral system, we contact your office to inform you of that determination and then we close the case, which means that the case no longer appears in our queues.

We don't receive notification of changes to authorization requests that have been closed.

For this reason, we ask that you don't submit additional clinical documentation or make any other changes on denied requests. Instead, submit the clinical documentation during the appeals process. This will help to ensure that we see and review the additional documentation.

The denial letter includes instructions for submitting an appeal.

Posted: August 2019
Lines of business: Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and Blue Care Network