Authorizations

Aetna Better Health values the quality care that health care providers give our members. To support that effort, Aetna Better Health has multiple options for obtaining the information you need to maximize every patient visit, including our exclusive, free website.

The prior-authorization process is now quick and easy with our secure online service. You can look up authorizations online, at your convenience.  Aetna Better Health prides itself on the electronic data interface (EDI) tools we have available for our providers and we can boast one of the most multi-functional payer websites available to providers in the healthcare industry.  For more information about, please visit the Secure Provider Portal section of this website.

For scheduled ambulatory surgery, call our Preauthorization Department at 1-800-279-1878, at least 72 hours prior to the surgery.

For ARTS service authorization forms, please visit our provider document library and select "Provider Forms."

Inquiries related to inpatient authorizations, concurrent reviews, discharge planning, case management, and prior authorizations, should be directed to our Health Services Department at 1-800-279-1878, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.