October 2018 Medical Policy Updates:
- Aqueous Shunts, Microstents, Viscocanalostomy, and Canaloplasty for the Treatment of Glaucoma
- Botulinum Toxin Agents
- Compression Garments
- Cosmetic Procedures
- Cryosurgical Ablation of the Prostate Gland
- Electrical Bone Growth Stimulation and Low-Intensity Ultrasound Accelerated Fracture Healing System
- Enzyme Replacement for the Treatment of Gaucher’s Disease
- Full-Body Computerized Tomography (CT) Scan Screening
- High-Frequency Chest Wall Oscillation Devices
- High-Technology Radiology Services (Independence)
- Histone Deacetylase Inhibitors for Peripheral T-cell Lymphoma (e.g., Istodax®, Beleodaq®)
- Injectable Dermal Fillers
- Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)-Guided Focused Ultrasound Ablation
- Manual Wheelchairs
- Mohs’ Micrographic Surgery
- Osteochondral Allograft Transplantati
- Osteochondral Autograft Transplantation (OAT) Procedure
- Programmed Death Receptor-1 (PD-1) Antagonists (e.g., Keytruda®, Opdivo®) and Programmed Death-Ligand 1 (PD-L1) Antagonists (e.g., Tecentriq®, Bavencio®, Imfinzi™)
- Reimbursement for Associated Services Performed in Conjunction with Dental Care
- Reporting Requirements for Drugs and Biologics
- Septoplasty, Rhinoplasty, and Septorhinoplasty
- Stem-Cell Therapy for Orthopedic Applications and Autologous Platelet-Derived Growth Factors (PDGFs)/Platelet-Rich Plasmas (PRPs) for Acute or Chronic Wound Healing and Other Miscellaneous Conditions
- Surgical Treatment of Femoroacetabular Impingement
- Therapeutic Shoes and Orthopedic Shoes
- Wheelchair Cushions and Seating
- Wheelchair Options and Accessories
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