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Clinical Guideline Criteria

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma uses Medicare and internal medical policies to make sure that you can get the best health care.

How Does Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma Use Clinical Guidelines to Make Decisions About Prior Authorizations?

Doctors use evidence-based clinical guidelines to make sure you get the health care you need. All criteria used is based on scientific and medical research.

Coverage Decisions

BCBSOK has strict rules about how decisions are made about your care. Our doctors and staff make decisions about your care based only on need and benefits. There are no rewards to deny or promote care. Your plan does not encourage doctors to give less care than you need. Doctors are not paid to deny care.

Medical policies are also used to guide care decisions. The policies are based on science and medical research. Medical policies are not medical advice or care. Always talk to your doctor about any health questions or concerns. You can also check with your doctor if you have questions about prior authorization or medical policies.

Use the links below to review BCBSOK and vendor guidelines that may apply.

If you want to know more about the utilization management process or how decisions are made about your care, Contact Us.

*Licensee's use and interpretation of the American Society of Addiction Medicine's ASAM Criteria for Addictive, Substance-Related, and Co-Occurring Conditions does not imply that the American Society of Addiction Medicine has either participated in or concurs with the disposition of a claim for benefits.