Blue Cross and BCN - Use of Electronic Prior Authorization Tools for Prescription Drug Authorization Requests

February 16, 2022

Dear BCN Medical Care Group Business Administrator:

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and Blue Care Network are experiencing delays in processing faxed prior authorization requests for commercial members. We ask that you encourage your practices who have faxed requests to us to wait for a response. Resending the fax will further delay response time.

Please also encourage your practices to submit requests through an ePA tool such as CoverMyMeds® or SureScripts for the fastest response.

Attached is a provider alert that we’ve posted to web-DENIS along with flyers promoting the use of ePA tools for our commercial and Medicare Advantage products.

Thank you for your assistance in promoting the use of electronic tools to improve efficiency for your offices and ours.