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November 2017 Medical Policy updates:
- Group Therapy for Mental Health (PDF) Policy 3.01.08 (posted 11/14/17)
- Phototherapy/Light Therapy for Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) (PDF) Policy 1.01.24 (posted 11/14/17)
- Sex Offender Treatment Program (PDF) Policy 3.01.17 (posted 11/14/17)
- Continuous Passive Motion Device (CPM) in the Home Setting (PDF) Policy 1.01.02 (posted 11/14/17)
- Intraocular Lens (IOL) Implants (e.g., Accommodating, Aspheric, Crystalens, Dynamic, Monofocal, Multifocal, Pseudoaccommodating) (PDF) Policy 9.01.14 (posted 11/14/17)
- Refractive Procedures (e.g., Artisan, Astigmatic Keratotomy, Clear Lens Extraction, Photorefractive Keratectomy – PRK, INTACS – Corneal Ring Segments, Intracorneal Inlay, Laser-Assisted Subepithelial Keratomileusis – LASIK, Phakic Intraocular Lens) (PDF) Policy 9.01.08 (posted 11/14/17)
- Home Automatic External Defibrilator (AEDs) and Wearable Defibrillator Vests (WCDs): HeartStart, LIFECOR (PDF) Policy 1.01.42 (posted 11/14/17)
- Interfacility (Hospital-to-Hospital, Inpatient, Interhospital) Transfer of a Registered Inpatient (PDF) Policy 11.01.18 (posted 11/14/17)
- Assisted Reproductive Technologies (ART) for Infertility: COMET Assay, Hylaluronan Binding Assay (HBA), Microsurgical Testicular Sperm Extraction (MicroTESE), Sperm DNA Integrity, Sperm Chromatin Structure Assay (SCSA®), Sperm DNA Fragmentation Assay (SDFA™), TUNEL Assay, Artificial or Intrauterine Insemination (AI, IUI), Microsurgical Epididymal Sperm Aspiration (MESA), Testicular Sperm Extraction (TESE), Direct Intra-Peritoneal Insemination (DIPI), Gamete Intrafallopian Transfer (GIFT), Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI), In-vitro Fertilization (IVF), Zygote Intrafallopian Transfer (ZIFT) (PDF) Policy 4.01.05 (posted 11/14/17)
- Home Birth by Certified Nurse Midwives (PDF) Policy 11.01.23 (posted 11/14/17)
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