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CareFirst BCBS Medical Policy Updates – October 2018

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October 2018 CareFirst BCBS Medical Policy Updates:

  • Buprenorphine (Probuphine and SublocadeTM)
  • Chelation Therapy
  • Coverage for Hearing Aids (Maryland Mandate)
  • Durable Medical Equipment with Attached Table
  • Genetic Testing for Familial Cardiomyopathies
  • Genetic Testing for Inherited Susceptibility to Colon Cancer
  • Hospice Services
  • Medical Foods for Treatment of Inherited Metabolic Disorders
  • Minimally Invasive Lumbar Decompression
  • Naltrexone
  • Obesity and Morbid Obesity
  • Over-the-Counter Miscellaneous Supplies and Equipment
  • Prosthetics
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Speculoscopy for Cervical Cancer Screening
  • Spinal Cord and Deep Brain Stimulation
  • Tesamorelin (Egrifta) Injection for Lipodystrophy


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Policy Alerts monitors Commercial and Medicare medical policies for changes. While Payers typically update medical policies annually, there are many reasons why a Payer might review or update a policy. When reviews occur out of cycle, they may go unnoticed. Policy Alerts keeps you informed of upcoming and unexpected coverage changes affecting your product. Quickly understanding the changes Payers make can help you adjust reimbursement strategies impacting your business.

Policy Alerts continuously monitors Commercial and Medicare Payer coverage information to keep you up-to-date on Payer decisions in real-time. Whenever changes occur, email notifications containing a summary of those changes are delivered to your inbox. Clients can access detailed coverage reports and medical policies on the interactive Dashboard portal. Save time and keep focused on the important Payer medical policy reviews and coverage decisions affecting your product!

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