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Blue Cross Blue Shield Massachusetts March 2018 Medical Policy Updates

Blue Cross Blue Shield Massachusetts March 2018 Medical Policy Updates
Blue Cross Blue Shield Massachusetts Medical Policy Updates

March 2018 Medical Policy Updates:

NEW MEDICAL POLICIES:
  • None

REVISED MEDICAL POLICIES:

  • Diagnosis and Treatment of Sacroiliac Joint Pain
  • Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation for Epithelial Ovarian Cancer
  • Molecular Markers in Fine Needle Aspirates of the Thyroid
  • Orthotics for Progressive Scoliosis
  • Prostatic Urethral Lift

CLARIFICATIONS TO MEDICAL POLICIES:

  • Drug Testing in Pain Management and Substance Use Disorder Treatment
  • Genetic Testing for FLT3, NPM1, and CEBPA Variants in Cytogenetically Normal Acute Myeloid Leukemia
  • Genetic Testing for FMR1 Variants (Including Fragile X Syndrome)

RETIRED MEDICAL POLICIES:

  • None

REVISED PHARMACY MEDICAL POLICIES:

  • B-type Natriuretic peptide
  • Interleukin-2 (IL-2)
  • RSV Immunoprophylaxis
  • Special foods

 

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