Teamsters Joint Council No. 83 of Virginia
Health & Welfare and Pension Funds
Pre-certification is required for inpatient admissions and certain outpatient procedures listed below.
Elective Inpatient Admission
Pre-certification must be made at least 5 days preceding any elective inpatient admission. For pre-certification, call Anthem's Healthlink at 888-852-8382.
Failure to pre-certify will result in a $500 penalty to the Fund's payment. No payment will be made for any services not authorized.
Emergency Inpatient Admission
Pre-certification must be made within 2 days of any emergency inpatient admission.
Procedures Requiring Pre-certification
Pre-certification must be made at least 5 days preceding the outpatient procedures listed below.
- All inpatient admissions. This includes admissions for surgeries, skilled nursing facilities (for patients requiring rehabilitation from hip replacements, strokes, etc.), and treatment centers for psychiatric conditions and/or substance abuse disorders.