Precertification Lists

Precertification information

Precertification applies to all benefits plans that include a precertification requirement. Participating providers are required to pursue precertification for procedures and services on the lists below.

2014 Participating Provider Precertification List - Effective date: August 15, 2014
Behavioral Health Precertification List
Radiology Precertification (state, product, vendor list)

Providers may use the following form to submit non-emergent precertification requests for higher benefits for non-participating provider services:

Precertification Request Form for Non-Participating Providers

Search by CPT code

Use our search tool to see if precertification is required. Enter one or more 5-digit CPT codes. This tool also helps to determine if a special program applies.

 

Please note that the Aetna Student Health Precertification List is currently under revision. For assistance and information, contact Aetna Student Health Customer Service at 877-480-4161.

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  • The term precertification here means the utilization review process to determine whether the requested service, procedure, prescription drug or medical device meets the company's clinical criteria for coverage. It does not mean precertification as defined by Texas law, as a reliable representation of payment of care or services to fully insured HMO and PPO members.
  • Applies to: Aetna Choice® POS, Aetna Choice POS II, Aetna MedicareSM Plan (PPO), Aetna Medicare Plan (HMO), all Aetna HealthFund® products, Aetna Health Network OnlySM, Aetna Health Network OptionSM, Aetna Open Access® Elect Choice®, Aetna Open Access HMO, Aetna Open Access Managed Choice®, Open Access Aetna SelectSM, Elect Choice, HMO, Managed Choice POS, Open Choice®, Quality Point-of-Service® (QPOS®), and Aetna SelectSM benefits plans and all products that may include the Aexcel®, Choose and SaveSM, Aetna Performance Network or Savings Plus networks. Not all plans are offered in all service areas.
  • All services deemed "never effective" are excluded from coverage. Aetna defines a service as "never effective" when it is not recognized according to professional standards of safety and effectiveness in the United States for diagnosis, care or treatment. Visit the secure website, available through www.aetna.com, for more information. Click on "Claims," "CPT/HCPCS Coding Tool," "Clinical Policy Code Search."
  • The five character codes included in the Aetna Precertification Code Search Tool are obtained from Current Procedural Terminology (CPT®), copyright 2010 by the American Medical Association (AMA). CPT is developed by the AMA as a listing of descriptive terms and five character identifying codes and modifiers for reporting medical services and procedures performed by physicians.
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