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Prior authorization

Prior authorization by Security Health Plan is required before receiving certain services to ensure coverage and payment for those services. Please have your doctor complete a prior authorization form and submit it to Security Health Plan if you plan to receive any of these services.

When is prior authorization needed?

Security Health Plan requires prior authorization for some medical services or equipment. While a provider will generally make these requests and submit the necessary forms, it is a member’s responsibility to make sure the process is followed. A health care provider may contact Security Health Plan to determine whether a prior authorization is required for a member’s service or medical equipment by calling our Provider Assistance Line at 1-800-548-1224 Click here to view a list of    services that  require prior authorization.

Prior authorizations from Northwood, Inc.

All services for durable medical equipment,  prosthetic-orthotic services and amino acid formula will require prior authorization from Northwood, Inc.

Security Health Plan has partnered with Northwood, Inc., to manage the following services. Your provider will work with Northwood to ensure that authorizations are in place for products and services you receive.

Medical benefit drugs

 Medical benefit drugs (covered by Part B for members with Medicare)  are  injected or infused while you are in a provider's office, a hospital outpatient or ambulatory surgical center and may require prior authorization. In addition, home infusion services may also require prior authorization. 

These medical benefit drugs may be added or removed from this list quarterly on a calendar year basis. You can also call our Customer Service Department at 1-844-293-9624 to find out which medical benefit drugs require prior authorization.

Home infusion drugs

Some medical benefit drugs are eligible for coverage by home infusion. 

Skilled nursing services that require prior authorization

acute rehabilitation admission
long-term acute care admission
skilled nursing facility admission

Services that require prior authorization from eviCore

For all high-end imaging, radiation oncology services, cardiac imaging, heart catheterization and sleep management services you will need to work with your provider to receive prior authorization from eviCore healthcare.

For high-end imaging
Phone 1-888-693-3211
Fax an eviCore request form (available online) to 1-888-693-3210

For radiation oncology
Phone 1-888-444-6185

For cardiac imaging, heart catheterization and sleep management services
Phone   1-888-444-6185

Services that require prior authorization

  • Abdominoplasty
  • Air ambulance transport
  • Autologous cultured chondrocytes
  • Back surgeries at all levels
  • Blepharoplasty
  • Carpal tunnel surgery
  • Clinical trials
  • Cosmetic and reconstructive surgery
  • Elective inpatient admission including   medical (acute and behavioral health) and surgical
  • Elective outpatient procedures such as, but not limited to:   carpal tunnel surgery, knee arthroscopy, back surgeries at all levels
  • Enteral feeding
  • Experimental or investigational services
  • Fecal transplant
  • Femoroacetabular impingement surgery
  • Gender reassignment
  • Genetic testing
  • Hearing aids for members over 18 years of age
  • Home health including but not limited to    skilled nursing, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy
  • Hospice
  • Hyaluronic acid
  • Infuse bone graft
  • Knee arthroscopy
  • Lung volume reduction surgery
  • Medical (acute and behavioral health)
  • Non-affiliated provider request
  • Non-emergent ambulance transport
  • Occupational therapy
  • Office procedure with site of service request other than in an office setting
  • Oral appliance for obstructive sleep apnea
  • Outpatient procedure with site of service request as inpatient setting
  • Outpatient therapy treatment (occupational therapy, physical therapy, speech therapy)
  • Pharmaceuticals -   Unclassified medical benefit drug
  • Physical therapy
  • Second opinion
  • Skilled nursing
  • Skin substitute
  • Spinal cord stimulation
  • Surgical
  • Swing bed admission
  • TMJ
  • Transplants
  • Applying your coverage

    When you or your provider ask  Security Health Plan to cover certain medical or behavioral health services or prescription drugs, we carefully and thoroughly review the request to ensure your coverage is applied correctly based on the terms of your plan.