October 2018 BCBS Wellmark Medical Policy Updates:
- Airway Clearance Devices
- Ambulatory Esophageal pH Monitoring
- Biomarker Testing for Autoimmune Disease
- Cochlear Implant Replacement*
- Cooling Devices
- Corneal Cross-Linking
- Detection and Quantification of Circulating Tumor Cells in the Management of Patients with Cancer
- Enteral Therapy and Oral Formula
- Exondys 51 (eteplirsen)
- Expanded Genetic Panels to Identify Targeted Cancer Therapy
- Eyelid Thermal Pulsation for the Treatment of Dry Eye Syndrome (e.g. Lipiflow)
- Medical Foods and Specialized Formula for the Treatment of Inborn Errors of Metabolism
- Miscellaneous Cardiac Treatments and Monitors
- Osteochondral Allografts and Autografts
- Pharmacogenomic Testing for Drug Metabolism
- Pneumatic Compression Devices
- Radium Ra 223 Dichloride (Xofigo)
- Saliva Hormone Tests
- Serum Tumor Markers in the Management of Malignancies
- Spinal Cord Stimulation
- Subcutaneous ICD
- Surgical Treatment of Lymphedema
- Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation and Cranial Electrical Stimulation
- Urine Drug Testing
- Vagus Nerve Stimulation (VNS)
- Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor (VEGF) Inhibitors for Ophthalmic Use
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