How long does it take to obtain prior authorization? - Community Health Plan of Washington - Medicare Advantage

How long does it take to obtain prior authorization?

CHPW strives to process authorization requests within Washington State and Federal contractual
requirements for timeliness, and in accordance with our member’s health care needs. Periodic
increases in request volume may affect turnaround times. CHPW strives to adhere to the
following processing timelines:

  • Standard prior authorization requests are processed within 14 calendar days.
  • Clinically urgent requests are processed within 72 hours.


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