Blue Cross and Blue Shield
of Florida Health Options, Inc.

Health Provider Website: https://www.floridablue.com/
Accepted Health Plans: HMO

Does the diagnostic service require prior authorization?

MRI: YES*
CT Scans: YES*
PET: YES*
X-rays: YES
Polysonograms: YES
Ultrasounds: YES
Physical Therapy: NO
Occupational Therapy: YES
Audio Evaluation: NO
Audio Evaluation: NO
Speech Evaluation: YES
Feeding and Swallowing Evaluation: YES


*Authorizations for high-end imaging (MRI, CT, PET Scans) are issued by Olive (Availity). Please contact 1-800-955-5692 to obtain authorization.
**Nicklaus Children's Hospital is also known as a Blue Distinction Center. Blue Distinction® Centers and Blue Distinction® Centers+ for Transplants offers a range of transplant services.

Lab Information

Preferred Independent Lab: Quest Diagnostics
Laboratory testing cannot be administered without the required forms. Please bring the Quest Diagnostics form (provided by your doctor) to your appointment. Lab Hours of Operation are from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday and 7 a.m to 11 a.m. on Saturdays. Labs are closed Sundays. For additional information please call 305-666-6511 ext 1964.


Contact Us

The Authorization Unit can can contacted at 786-624-3022 as well as Managed Care at 305-669-5834 for further clarification.


Please note that some non-employed physicians and credentialed medical staff members of Nicklaus Children's Hospital may not accept all of the health plans listed above. Also note that participation in these plans is not a guarantee of payment or coverage.


This page was last updated on : 7/18/2024 11:29:33 AM.