Month: June 2021
AETNA ANNOUNCES NEW POLICY: OPHTHALMOLOGISTS MUST GET PRE-APPROVAL ON ALL CATARACT SURGERIES, effective July 1, 2021.
Aetna recently announced that starting on July 1, 2021, it will require preapproval for all cataract surgeries in ambulatory surgery centers and outpatient departments. AAO, ASCRS, and OOSS have been representing the concerns of ophthalmologists explaining that preapproval would cause delays and disruption in sight-saving patient care. It would also place unnecessary administrative burdens on ophthalmic practices and…Read More