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CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield November 2017 Medical Policy Updates

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  • Focused Ultrasound Ablation of Uterine Fibroids, 6.01.033
  • Cardiac Computed Tomography (CT) and Coronary CT Angiography (CTA), 6.01.035
  • Percutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation, 7.01.023
  • Percutaneous Intracranial Angioplasty with or Without Stent Insertion, 7.01.042
  • Osteochondral Autografts and Allografts in the Treatment of Focal Articular Cartilage Lesions, 7.01.045
  • Autologous Chondrocyte Implantation, 7.01.048
  • Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation (TAVI), 7.01.114
  • Peripheral Arterial Disease Rehabilitation, 8.01.012
  • Pharmacogenomic and Serologic Metabolite Markers for Inflammatory Bowel Disease Patients Treated with Azathioprine, 11.01.031
  • PCA3 Genetic Assay for Prostate Cancer, 11.01.047
  • BRAF Gene Testing for Predicting Response to BRAF Inhibitor Therapy in Malignant Melanoma, 11.01.054
  • Genetics-Based Testing of Thyroid Nodule Biopsy for Malignancy, 11.01.055


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