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Time Frames Updated for Provider Administered Medications

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In mid-December, authorization review time frames related to provider administered medications (part B drugs) changed. Due to the reduced turnaround-time, it is imperative for providers to submit chart notes with the authorization request. The new time frames are applicable to the Medicare Advantage Plans and are as follows:

  • Standard part B medication must be determined in 72 hours, no extension available.
  • Expedited part B medication must be determined in 24 hours, no extension available.

For more information regarding submitting Part B medication authorizations and determinations, please see the Rx Prior Authorization Form on the Authorization page of the  of the SHP Provider website.

If you have additional questions or need assistance, contact SHP Customer Service at
541-768-5207 or 888-435-2396, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.