Nova Option B - Emergency Room Use Fee Changes
Effective July 1, 2013, the following will be required for emergency room useage for Nova/Independent Health enrollees on the Option B plan. If you do not know if your school is on Option B, please contact the Benefit Administrator at your district.
If medically possible, the enrollee must call the Nova Nurse Hotline at 800-501-3439 to receive prior approval before visiting the Emergency Department. Failure to call will result in a copayment of $350 or 50% of the cost of the emergency department care, whichever is less. The copayment will be waived if the individual is admitted to the hospital as an inpatient.This information is contained in the Summary Plan Description.