CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield October 2017 Medical Policy Updates

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NEW POLICY/OPERATING PROCEDURE REVISION: UPDATE 10/23/17:

  • Coverage for Hearing Aids (Maryland Mandate), 1.01.016
  • Orthotics Foot Inserts, 1.03.003
  • Intravenous or Subcutaneous Histamine Therapy, 2.01.005
  • Vision Therapy (Orthoptics/Pleoptics), 2.01.015
  • Wireless Aneurysm Sac Pressure Monitoring, 2.01.056
  • Autologous Stem Cell Therapy for Peripheral Artery Disease, 2.01.073
  • Adjunctive Diagnostic Aids for Oral Cancer Screening, 2.03.012
  • Sipuleucel-T Immunotherapy, 2.03.015
  • Transcranial Doppler Ultrasound, 6.01.007
  • Radioembolization for Primary and Secondary Malignant Hepatic Tumors, 6.01.037
  • Electrical Bone Growth Stimulation, 7.01.007
  • Cervical Vertebral Disc Replacement, 7.01.100
  • Platelet Rich Plasma Injection for Musculoskeletal and Orthopedic Surgical Applications, 7.01.108
  • Saturation Biopsy of the Prostate, 7.01.113
  • Spinal Manipulation and Related Services, 8.01.003
  • Genetic Testing for Inherited BRCA1 or BRCA2 Mutations, 11.01.002
  • Genetic Testing for Germline Mutations of the RET Proto-Oncogene in Medullary Carcinoma of the Thyroid, 11.01.007
  • Assays of Genetic Expression in Tumor Tissue to Determine Prognosis in Breast Cancer Patients, 11.01.032
  • Genetic Testing for Celiac Disease, 11.01.035
  • Genomic Analysis for Cancer of Unknown Primary Origin, 11.01.042
  • Next Generation Sequencing Panels for Cancer Risk Prediction, 11.01.056
  • Molecular Genetic Panel Testing for Guiding Cancer Therapies, 11.01.063

 

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