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CareFirst BCBS Medical Policy Updates – July 2018

CareFirst BCBS Medical Policy Updates – July 2018
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July 2018 CareFirst BCBS Medical Policy Updates:

  • Archived Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) Artificial Insemination (AI) Intrauterine Insemination (IUI)
  • Archived Circulating Tumor Cell Detection in Management of Cancer Patients
  • Archived Human Growth Hormone (HGH) Therapy
  • Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) Procedures In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) Gamete Intrafallopian Transfer (GIFT) Zygote Intrafallopian Transfer (ZIFT)
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders (Virginia Mandate)
  • Axicabtagene Ciloleucel (YescartaTM)
  • Botulinum Toxin (Botox)
  • Circulating Tumor DNA and Circulating Tumor Cell Detection in Management of Cancer Patients (liquid biopsy)
  • Colony Stimulating Factors (CVS)
  • Coronary Computed Tomography Angiography and Selective Noninvasive Fractional Flow Reserve
  • Electroconvulsive Therapy
  • Global Maternity Care
  • Habilitative Services (MD and DC Mandates)
  • Human Growth Hormone Therapy
  • Intravenous Immune Globulin (IVIG) Therapy
  • Pharmacogenomic Assay for the Management of Major Depressive Disorder (GeneSight Psychotropic)
  • Psychological Testing
  • Repository Corticotropin Injection
  • Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation for Treatment of Depression and Other Psychiatric Neurologic Disorders
  • Urine Exosome Assay to Predict High-grade Prostate Cancer at Initial Biopsy ExoDx Prostate (IntelliScore)
  • Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) with or without Hyperactivity
  • Cavernous Nerve Stimulation Device
  • Gene Expression Assays for Managing Prostate Cancer
  • Handheld Radiofrequency Spectroscopy for Intraoperative Margin Assessment During Breast Conserving Surgery
  • Implanted and Semi-implanted Hearing Assist Devices
  • Interspinous Vertebral Decompression Implantation for Spinal Stenosis
  • Lymphedema Therapy (Complex Decongestive Therapy)
  • Peroral Endoscopic Myotomy (POEM) for Esophageal Achalasia
  • Prostatic Urethral Lift for Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy
  • Steroid-eluting Implants for Sinus Surgery
  • Thermography and Temperature Gradient Studies
  • Transcatheter Closure of the Left Atrial Appendage
  • Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation for Treatment of Depression and Other Psychiatric Neurologic Disorders
  • Xofigo (radium-223 dichloride) Injection for Treatment of Prostate Cancer
  • Zoster Vaccine (Oka Merck) (Zostavax) (GlaxoSmithKline) Shingrix

 

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