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CareFirst BCBS Medical Policy Updates – May 2019

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May 2019 CareFirst BCBS Medical Policy Updates:

  • Automated Oscillometer Blood Pressure Monitors for Home Use
  • Biofeedback
  • Diagnostic Eye Procedures with Companion Table
  • Drugs and Pharmaceuticals Wastage and or Discarded Amounts
  • Drugs and Pharmaceuticals Wastage and or Discarded Amounts
  • Dynamic Splinting Systems
  • Electrocorticography
  • Gastric Electrical Stimulation
  • HIV Tropism Assay
  • Human Organ Transplants
  • H-Wave Electrical Stimulation Devices for Home Use
  • Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy
  • Laryngeal Denervation and Reinnervation for Laryngeal Dystonia
  • Lung Volume Reduction Surgery for Palliation of Severe Emphysema
  • Measurement of Antibodies to biological agents such as Infliximab and Adalimumab
  • Non-Contact Low-Energy Ultrasound Wound Care Therapy
  • Orthotic Devices and Orthopedic Appliances
  • Orthotic Foot Inserts
  • Phototherapy
  • Proteomic Testing for Targeted Therapy in Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
  • Psychological Testing
  • Pulsed Radiofrequency Therapy for Chronic Pain
  • Recreational Activity as Physical Therapy
  • Treatments for Urinary Incontinence


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