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Prior Authorizations for Bone Marrow Procedures

Date: 07/29/16

Ambetter from Arkansas Health & Wellness understands the importance of easy access to care, and we are committed to ensuring our prior authorization requirements continue to be appropriate and efficient.

Effective November 11, 2016, bone marrow aspirations and biopsies will no longer require prior authorization. The codes affected by this change include:

38220 Bone Marrow: aspiration only
38221Bone Marrow: Biopsy needle/trocar 

If you have any questions, please reach out to Provider Services at 1-877-617-0390.  And, thank you for partnering with Ambetter from Arkansas Health & Wellness.