Optima Health Will Temporarily Relax Authorization Requirements

Effective January 13, 2023, discharge to Optima Health in-network post-acute facilities will not require prior authorization.

Notification of transfer is required within five calendar days (post-acute care facilities include skilled nursing, acute rehabilitation, and long-term acute care hospitals).

Concurrent review, beginning on the fifth day, and discharge planning will continue unless otherwise changed by federal or state directive. This temporary relaxation is in effect until March 15, 2023, unless otherwise notified.

If you have questions about these programs or announcements, contact your Network Educator at 1-877-865-9075, option 2.