When can I file an expedited appeal on an adverse initial determination?

An expedited appeal can be requested if you believe that waiting for a decision under the standard time frame could seriously jeopardize the life or health of the member, or the ability to regain maximum function.

Who can submit expedited appeal requests?

  • Part C – You (member), a person you appoint, or your physician.
  • Part D – You (member), a person you appoint, your prescribing doctor, or other prescriber.

Refer to the How to appoint a representative section for additional information.

How can I submit the expedited appeal request?

(Part C and/or Part D) Call the expedited appeal phone line

You can submit an expedited appeal by calling 1-800-867-6601.

Puerto Rico members:
Call 1-866-773-5959

Our hours are 5 a.m. to 8 p.m. EST, 7 days a week.

Part D only – fax

Download a copy of the following form and fax it to Humana.

Appeal, Complaint or Grievance Form – English, PDF opens new window

Fax number:
1-800-949-2961

Puerto Rico members:
Use the following form and fax number.

Appeal, Complaint or Grievance Form – English, PDF opens new window

Appeal, Complaint or Grievance Form – Spanish, PDF opens new window


Fax number:
1-800-595-0462

Be sure to submit all supporting documentation, along with your expedited appeal request. Supporting documentation can be sent via fax at 1-855-251-7594. After we receive the request and all necessary information, Humana will provide a decision within 72 hours.