What is a Cigna prior authorization form?


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Cigna-HealthSpring prior authorization is the approval of prescriptions by Cigna before the prescriptions are filled, according to Cigna. Doctors are required to obtain approval from Cigna before prescribing certain drugs to their patients. If the doctor does not get approval, the drug may not be covered.

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Failure to complete a Cigna prior authorization form may result in delayed processing, explains Cigna. It may also lead to an adverse determination of insufficient information. Cigna prior authorization requests are prioritized according to medical necessity. Once a prior authorization request is approved, an authorization number used for billing purposes is issued. Cigna then faxes both the approved prior authorization request form and the authorization number to the requesting provider. To get the status of an authorization request, requesters can call the Prior Authorization Department at 1-877-725-2688, as of 2015.

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