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Aetna drops prior approval requirement for cataract surgeries

Starting July 1, 2022, Aetna no longer requires precertification for cataract surgeries for any of their commercial or Medicare plans, with the exception of their Medicare Advantage plans in Georgia and Florida.  This is great news for optometrists. Not only are preauthorizations costly and time-consuming for the office, but waiting on the approval causes unnecessary delays in patients’ access to care.