Ascension network update

Important update regarding Ascension prior authorizations

Updated 6/18/2024

Prior authorization requirements continue to be waived with exceptions through 6/30/2024.​

Effective July 1, 2024: Prior authorization (PA) requirements will be reinstated, and no services requiring PA will be exempted.

For new authorization requests: This message applies to in-network inpatient, continued inpatient stay, outpatient services and medical specialty pharmacy on the medical benefit.

For covered in-network services requiring authorization: Ascension is waiving preauthorization requirements for dates of service beginning 5/8/2024 through 6/30/2024.

Exceptions: Send authorization requests for the following services as indicated:

  1. For Transplants, Cellular therapy, Gene Therapies, and out-of-network services:
  2. For ABA therapy, send authorization requests as follows:
  3. DCHP members only: For physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech therapy send authorization requests as follows:

For medical necessity appeals, please email the appeal to:


Authorization is not a guarantee of payment. Services must meet all other plan requirements for coverage.

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