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Medical Benefits 

Blue Cross Community Centennial covers your physical health care needs. Plan benefits include: 

  • Preventive care services to help keep you healthy
  • Well-child visits for kids from birth to age 21
  • Early and periodic screening, diagnostic and treatment (EPSDT)
  • Family planning services
  • Urgent care services
  • Emergency services 

Here are just some of the services covered when medically necessary: 

List of Blue Cross Community Centennial Plan Benefits. Shows if the service needs prior authorization.
Covered Service Does service need prior authorization?
Office visits to PCPs or specialists No
Diabetes self-management services Depends on the exact service
Podiatry (foot and ankle) services Depends on the exact service
Routine exams for kids and teens No
Pregnancy related and maternity services No
Covered services provided in school-based health clinics No
Medical supplies; durable medical equipment Medical supplies that cost $1,000 or more require prior authorization.
Ground and air ambulance Ground – No
Air – Yes
Hospital services (inpatient, skilled nursing) Yes
Hospital services (outpatient) No (except some outpatient tests such as CT scans or MRI may require prior authorization)
Nursing facilities Yes
Dialysis services Yes
Surgery, including pre- and post-operative care Depends on the surgery. All transplants and pre-transplant evaluations require prior authorization
Lab tests, x-rays, EKGs, medical imaging Depends on the exact service
Special rehab services such as physical therapy, speech therapy, cardiac rehab, etc. Yes
Home health care and IV services Yes
Chemotherapy and radiation therapy No
Hospice Yes

To learn more about covered medical benefits, see the Member Handbook

Don't forget to talk with your PCP about how to stay fit and eat right. There are recommended health screenings for adults and kids. Here are guidelines to help you manage your care. Ask your doctor about what screenings you might need.

Preventive Care Guidelines for Adults

Preventive Care Guidelines for Children