Prior Authorization Requirements Temporarily Waived for SNF Transfers

  • September 16, 2021

    Due to the increase in COVID-19 related admissions, we’re temporarily waiving the prior authorization requirement for skilled nursing facilities (SNF) and Long-term Acute Care hospitals (LTAC) effective September 7, 2021, through October 31, 2021. Please provide admission notification and discharge date through this fax number, 888-742-1487, for documentation. 

    Refer Premera members to a contracted facility when possible to reduce member cost share. To find a list of contracted SNF and LTAC, use our provider directory and search for skilled nursing.

    This is not a guarantee of payment. Claims for this admission will be paid based on benefits and eligibility in effect at the time of service. Sign in to the provider portal to review member benefit limits. Premera reserves the right to perform a retrospective review of services if claims or payment discrepancies arise.

  •    Email this article