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  • Radiation Therapy Program > Overview

    On October 1, 2012, EmblemHealth instituted the EmblemHealth Radiation Therapy program. eviCore administers the program by conducting medical necessity reviews and authorizations, where applicable, for select outpatient radiation therapy services. eviCore also conducts clinical standard and expedited appeals (excluding members with Medicare plans).

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    Oral or written request from a member or their designee for EmblemHealth to review or reconsider a decision made by the plan.

    Services that have been approved for payment based on a review of EmblemHealth's policies.

    Oral or written request to review or reconsider an initial adverse determination when waiting for a standard decision could seriously harm the enrollee's life, health or their ability to regain maximum function. For pre-service expedited requests, the practitioner may act on behalf of the member. Also called a fast track appeal.

    A nationwide insurance program for the disabled and people age 65 and over, created by the 1965 amendments to the Social Security Act and operated under the provisions of the Act. It consists of two separate but coordinated programs, Part A and Part B.

    An individual and each of his or her eligible dependents, including Medicare beneficiaries who are enrolled or participate in a benefit program and who are entitled to receive covered services from the practitioner pursuant to such benefit program and the terms of the practitioner's agreement.

    Treatment of disease by X-ray, radium, cobalt or high energy particle sources.

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