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September 2018 Medical Policy updates:
- Antiprothrombin Antibody Testing
- Biochemical Markers of Bone Turnover (e.g., Collagen Cross Links, Cross Laps, ITCP, N-telopeptides, NTx, Pyrilinks)
- Cryosurgery for Prostate Cancer
- Endovascular Treatment of Acute Ischemic Stroke – Mechanical Embolectomy, Merci Retriever, Penumbra, Percutaneous Transluminal Angioplasty, Solitaire, Trevo®
- Genetic Testing for Cystic Fibrosis: CF Transmembrane Conductance Regulator (CFTR)
- Intravascular Brachytherapy, Endovascular Radiation
- Intravascular Ultrasound (IVUS)
- Limb Pneumatic Compression Devices for Venous Thromboembolism Prophylaxis: Triple Play VT®, Venodyne, VascuTherm2
- Lumbar Traction: Vertebral Axial Decompression and Home Lumbar Traction Devices – ComfortTrac, Decompression Reduction Stabilization (DRS) System, HomeTrac, Orthotrac, VAX-D
- Magnetic Resonance Imaging Prostate/Multiparametric MRI
- Pelvic Floor Electrical Stimulation (PFES) as a Treatment of Urinary or Fecal Incontinence, Intravaginal Stimulation
- Placental and Umbilical Cord Blood as a Source of Stem Cells
- Radiofrequency Tumor Ablation
- Screening for Vitamin D Deficiency
- Selective Internal Radiation Therapy (SIRT) for Hepatic Tumors (SIR-Spheres, Theraspheres), Transarterial Raioembolization (TARE)
- Urinary Tumor Markers for Bladder Cancer: AccuDx, BTA Stat™, Fibrin/Fibrinogen Degradation Products (FDP), ImmunoCyt, Nuclear Matrix Protein (NMP-22), Urinary Bladder Cancer Antigen (UBC Rapid Test)
- Wireless Capsule Endoscopy/Imaging for Examination of the Gastrointestinal (GI) Tract: AGILE Patency Capsule, Given® Capsule Camera, PillCam SB, PillCam ESO
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