COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Response
Updated September 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic is rapidly evolving. Molina would like to share resources and updates with our provider partners.
PRIOR AUTHORIZATION UPDATE (10/2021): Due to critical capacity issues hospitals are now facing due to increased COVID rates, effective immediately: Molina is auto-approving an initial 7 day SNF stay at in-network facilities for Medicare/MMP/DSNP members who require SNF care. No Prior Authorization (PA) is needed for the transfer and initial 7 days. SNF days beyond the initial 7 days will be subject to the usual medical records submission within 5 days and continuing stay Prior Authorization requirements. This policy will remain in place until further notice.
Molina is monitoring influenza and coronavirus (COVID-19) developments daily to ensure that we are prepared to assist our members and providers during this time. Our Corporate Chief Medical Officer (CMO) is working closely with our Health Plan CMOs nationwide to provide updates and other pertinent information as it becomes available. We will continue to update our public website as new information is received.