A backdated ancillary service authorization is issued after the service has been provided and additional services are needed to directly support the existing service authorization.

When this happens, you can:

  • document the change to the service authorization in the "Comments" section of the original SA, provided a change in services is not significant; or
  • replace the existing SA with a new one (for example, when the specification or the provider changed).

Backdated ancillary service authorizations do not require management approval, but must be justified in a case note before generating the SA in ReHabWorks.

The case note must include the SA number of the original related SA.

The comments section of the backdated ancillary service authorization must include the SA number of the original SA.

For more information about revising a SA, see ReHabWorks Users Guide, Chapter 17 Case Purchase Order, 17.10 PO Change.