News 8 Now has learned that a plan to require pre-approval for certain imaging tests in on hold once again. Excellus Blue Cross Blue Shield has delayed the start of its “CareCore” imaging approval program to February 19th. The plan was scheduled to take effect today. The delay comes in response to a continuing debate among the insurance provider and area doctors. The parties have been at odds over the program for so long that the NYS attorney general’s office recently became involved in the matter.
Excellus plans to require
We asked Excellus about this issue today but they declined to discuss it further simply because they say they are still ironing out the details. The Attorney General’s office is scheduled to release a compromise to the situation later in this week.