August 2018 HealthPartners Medical Policy Updates:
- Airway clearance system/chest compression generator system – Minnesota Health Care Programs
- Botulinum toxins: abobotulinumtoxinA (Dysport®), incobotulinumtoxinA (Xeomin®), onabotulinumtoxinA (Botox®), & rimabotulinumtoxinB (Myobloc®) – Effective 1/1/2018
- Breast Pumps
- Breast Pumps – Iowa
- Breast Pumps – Minnesota Health Care Programs
- Breast Specific Gamma Imaging (BSGI)
- Chemical health services – Effective Date 1/1/2018
- Chimeric antigen receptor/genetically engineered T-cell receptor (CAR-T) therapy – Effective 5/1/2018
- Continuous glucose monitoring systems (CGMS)
- Dental Services – Orthognathic surgery
- Designated Network for Children’s Psychiatric Residential Treatment Services
- DME Benefits Grid
- Electric tumor treatment fields (ETTF) to treat glioblastoma (Optune™)-Minnesota Health Care Programs
- Genetic testing
- Gynecomastia surgery
- Home Hospice Services
- Hospice Services – Iowa
- Hospice Services – Minnesota Health Care Programs
- Medical cannabis
- Pectus Excavatum & Pectus Carinatum
- Varicose vein procedures
- Vision therapy / orthoptics
- Wearable cardioverter defibrillator and non-wearable automatic external defibrillator
- Wearable cardioverter defibrillator and nonwearable automatic external defibrillator – Minnesota Health Care Programs
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