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Geisinger Health Plan March 2018 Medical Policy Updates

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March 2018 Medical Policy Updates:

Whats New:

  • MP147 Artificial Intervertebral Disc – REVISED – (clarified Indication Language)
  • MP171 Clinical Guideline Development, Implementation, and Review Process – REVISED – (clarified Language)
  • MP237 Transurethral Radiofrequency Tissue Remodeling – REVISED – (Revised Title and Policy Language)
  • MP252 Colon Motility Testing – REVISED – (clarified Exclusion Language)
  • MP275 Speech Generating Devices – REVISED – (clarified Exclusion Language)
  • MP316 High Intensity Focused Ultrasound – NEW POLICY

The following policies have been reviewed with no change to the policy section. Additional references or background information was added to support the current policy.

  • MP184 Intracranial Percutaneous Transluminal Angioplasty
  • MP192 Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy
  • MP207 Corneal Hysteresis
  • MP211 Endovascular Repair of Intracranial Aneurysms
  • MP220 Epiretinal Radiation Therapy
  • MP222 Intradiscal Biacuplasty
  • MP223 Functional Anesthetic Discography
  • MP231 Facet or Sacroiliac Joint Denervation
  • MP235 Total Facet Arthroplasty
  • MP238 Ocular Blood Flow Tonometer
  • MP248 SNP’s To Predict Risk of Non-Familial Breast CA
  • MP249 Bioimpedance Spectroscopy
  • MP254 Tinnitus Treatment
  • MP255 Comparative Genomic Hybridization for Evaluation of Developmental Delay
  • MP264 Ventricular Assist Device (VAD)
  • MP281 Bone Morphogenetic Protein
  • MP282 Termination of Pregnancy
  • MP285 Tonsillectomy
  • MP286 Cholecystectomy
  • MP303 Molecular Markers to Predict Thyroid FNA (Fine-Needle Aspiration)
  • MP313 Environmental Lead Testing


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