Prior Authorization

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CareSource® evaluates prior authorization requests based on medical necessity, medical appropriateness, and benefit limits.

Services That Require Prior Authorization

Please refer to the Procedure Code Lookup Tool to check whether a service requires prior authorization. All services that require prior authorization from CareSource should be authorized before the service is delivered. CareSource is not able to pay claims for services in which prior authorization is required, but not obtained by the provider.

Prior Authorization Submission Options

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Provider Portal (Preferred)

If you need assistance with submitting your prior authorization or have questions regarding submissions via the Provider Portal please email and a representative will be in contact. This email is only for assistance and questions regarding prior authorizations within the Provider Portal.






P.O. Box 1307
Dayton, OH 45401-1307

Non-Participating Providers

Prior authorization must be obtained before sending patients to nonparticipating providers, with the following exceptions:

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Outpatient emergency services do not require prior authorization.

*Please note: All in-patient services require prior authorization.


Post Stabilization

Prior authorization is not required for coverage of post-stabilization services when these services are provided in any emergency department or for services in an observation setting by a participating provider.

Advanced Imaging Prior Authorization

Ordering physicians must obtain prior authorization for the following outpatient, non-emergent diagnostic imaging procedures:

  • MRI/MRAs
  • CT/CTA scans
  • PET scans

Ordering providers can obtain prior authorization from NIA for imaging procedures at RadMD’s website.