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When an authorization of care is required, our philosophy is to base authorization on a thorough assessment of the member’s unique needs to be delivered at the least-intrusive appropriate level, and to do so in a timely and efficient manner.

For most plans Magellan manages, routine outpatient visits do not require pre-authorization or concurrent review. You simply file your claim and respond to any outreach calls from a Magellan care advocate, should such occur. View a provider orientation (PDF) to our outpatient model.

Facilities only: How to Request Higher Levels of Care (PDF)

If you have any questions about coverage and whether pre-authorization is necessary for the service you are providing, contact us at the number on the member’s benefit card.