Changes to DMBA health plans as a result of the end of the COVID-19 public health emergency (PHE), which will occur on May 11, 2023.
These changes apply to the Deseret Premier, Deseret Select, Deseret Value, Deseret Protect, and Deseret Choice Hawaii plans.
Several temporary benefit changes for COVID-19 related services were made to DMBA health plans and were authorized through the end of the
COVID-19 PHE. Effective May 12, 2023, regular plan terms (e.g., benefits, limits, exclusions) will apply for treatment related to COVID-19,
such as diagnostic testing, evaluations, and immunizations. In addition, the preauthorization requirement for inpatient hospital admission
initiated through the emergency room will resume. Finally, monoclonal antibody treatment for COVID-19 and over-the-counter tests for
COVID-19 will no longer be covered by DMBA health plans.
Provider applications will not be accepted through 2023, as we have determined that our current provider panel
is sufficient to meet the needs of our members. We'll update this information when we reopen our panel