Note: These changes apply only to the Anthem HMO plan.
Skilled nursing facility limit: The limit on this benefit increased from 100 days per benefit period to 150 days, and is now combined with inpatient rehabilitation services.
Speech therapy limit: The 60-day per benefit period limit (combined with chiropractic, physical and occupational therapy) changed to a limit of 20 visits per benefit period, for speech therapy only.*
Cardiac rehabilitation therapy limit: This benefit now includes a maximum of 36 visits per benefit period.*
Chiropractic, osteopathic and manipulative therapy limits: The 60-day per benefit period limit (combined with physical, occupational and speech therapy) is now limited to 20 visits per benefit period for osteopathic manipulative therapy only.*
Physical and occupational therapy limits: The 60-day per benefit period limit (combined with chiropractic and speech therapy) is now limited to 40 visits per benefit period for physical and occupational therapy combined.*
Acupuncture limit: This benefit includes a maximum of 20 visits per benefit period.*
*The visit limit is combined across all settings where services can be performed.