Authorization Policies for Blue Cross and Blue Shield
Blue options

Health Provider Website: https://www.floridablue.com/
Accepted Health Plans: PPO Federal Exchange

Does the diagnostic service require prior authorization?

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

*Authorizations for high-end imaging (MRI, CT, PET Scans) are issued by National Imaging Association (NIA). Please contact 1-866-326-6302 to obtain authorization.
**Authorizations for polysonogram studies are issued by Care Centrex. Please contact 1-855-243-3326 to obtain authorization.

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 : 11/5/2019 6:53:40 PM.