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Florida Blue Cross Blue Shield October 2017 Medical Policy Updates

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1. Bezlotoxumab (Zinplava) Injection– New ICD-10 Codes.
2. Bortezomib (Velcade®) Injection – New ICD-10 Codes.
3. Edaravone (Radicava) – New ICD-10 Codes.
4. Epidural Injections – Quarterly CPT/HCPCS coding update: added M48.061, M48.062.
5. Erythropoiesis Stimulating Agents – New ICD-10 Codes.
6. Fecal Microbiota Transplantation – Quarterly CPT/HCPCS coding update: deleted A04.7; added A04.71.
7. Hyperalimentation – Quarterly CPT/HCPCS update. Codes 0019U-0022U.
8. Imatinib Mesylate (Gleevec®) Tablets – New ICD-10 Codes.
10. Investigational Services – Quarterly CPT/HCPCS coding update: deleted K91.3.
11. Ixazomib (Ninlaro®) Capsule– New ICD-10 Codes.
12. Lenalidomide (Revlimid®) – – New ICD-10 Codes.
13. Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Spine (Cervical, Thoracic, Lumbar) – Added information related to conservative therapy. Updated references.
14. Midostaurin (Rydapt) – New ICD-10 Codes.
15. Ocrelizumab (Ocrevus®) Infusion– New ICD-10 Codes.
17. Pomalidomide (Pomalyst®) Capsule– New ICD-10 Codes.
18. Sacroiliac Joint Injections – Quarterly CPT/HCPCS coding update: deleted M48.06; added M48.061, M48.062.
19. Thalidomide (Thalomid®) Capsules – New ICD-10 Codes.
20. Thoracic Electrical Bioimpedance (TEB) – Quarterly CPT/HCPCS coding update: deleted I27.2; added I27.20, I27.21, I27.22, I27.23, I27.24, I27.29, I50.812, I50.813, I50.814, I50.82, I50.83, I50.84, I50.89.
21. Tumor/Genetic Markers – Quarterly CPT/HCPCS update; code 0018U added.
23. Verteporfin (Visudyne™) Injection – New ICD-10 Codes.


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