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CareFirst BCBS Medical Policy Updates – February 2019

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February 2019 CareFirst BCBS Medical Policy Updates:

  • Antineoplaston A Therapy
  • Cervical Vertebral Disc Replacement
  • Continuous or Intermittent Monitoring of Glucose in Interstitial Fluid
  • Dual X-Ray Absorptiometry (DEXA scan) for Determining Body Composition
  • Durable Medical Equipment with Attached Table
  • Epigenetic Assay for Detection and or Management of Prostate Cancer (ConFirmMDX)
  • Extracorporeal Shock Wave Treatment for Plantar Fasciitis and Other Musculoskeletal Conditions
  • Genetic Testing for Cardiac Ion Channel Mutations
  • High Dose Chemotherapy Radiation Therapy with Allogeneic Stem Cell Support
  • Human Organ Transplants
  • Hyperthermia in the Treatment of Cancer
  • Mechanical Embolus Retrieval for Acute Ischemic Stroke
  • Obesity and Morbid Obesity
  • Orthotic Devices and Orthopedic Appliances
  • Preventable Adverse Events
  • Seat Lift Mechanisms
  • Spinal Cord and Deep Brain Stimulation
  • Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) Dysfunction
  • Therapeutic Shoes for Individuals with Diabetes


Click here to view the CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield Medical Policy Updates »


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