February 2019 BCBS Wellmark Medical Policy Updates:
- Ambulatory Cardiac Event Monitoring and Real-Time Outpatient Cardiac Telemetry
- Bioimpedance Devices for Detection and Management of Lymphedema
- Computer-aided Detection (CAD)/Computer Aided Evaluation (CAE) of Malignancy with Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) of the Breast
- Cooling Devices
- Corneal Topography, Computer Assisted Photokeratoscopy, Video-keratography, and Optical Coherence Tomography
- Expanded Genetic Panels to Identify Targeted Cancer Therapy
- Fecal Bacteriotherapy (Fecal Transplant)
- High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU)
- Image-Guided Minimally Invasive Lumbar Decompression (IGMLD) for Spinal Stenosis
- KRAS/NRAS and BRAF Mutation Analysis
- Laser Treatment for Nail Fungus
- Manipulation under Anesthesia
- Measurement of Carotid Intima-Medial Thickness as an Assessment of Subclinical Atherosclerosis Using Ultrasound
- Mechanical Stretching Devices
- Miscellaneous Cardiac Treatments and Monitors
- Molecular Markers in Fine Needle Aspirates of the Thyroid
- MRI-Guided High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound (MRgFUS) Ablation
- Proton Beam Radiation Therapy*
- Radiofrequency Ablation of Peripheral Nerves to Treat Chronic Knee Pain and Plantar Fasciitis*
- Subcutaneous ICD
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