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Geisinger Health Plan Medical Policy Updates – May 2018

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May 2018 Medical Policy Updates:

  • MP033 Varicose Vein Therapy – REVISED – (Added Indication; Removed Exclusion)
  • MP165 Treatment of Vestibular Disorders REVISED – (Added Exclusion)
  • MP233 Injectable Blood Products for Orthopedic Conditions – REVISED – (Modified Title; Added Exclusion)
  • MP217 Polysomnography and Sleep Studies – REVISED – (Removed Exclusion)
  • MP265 Proteomic Serum Analysis – REVISED – (clarified Medicare Business Segment)
  • MP273 Gene-based Testing and/or Protein Biomarkers for Diagnosis and Management of Prostate Cancer – REVISED – (Title change)

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:

  • MP037 Home Phlebotomy Program
  • MP039 Home Uterine Monitoring
  • MP044 Aquatic Therapy
  • MP046 Progressive Stretch Devices
  • MP062 TMLR
  • MP076 HH/DME Hyperbilirubinemia
  • MP081 Chelation Therapy
  • MP097 Genetic Testing for BRCA
  • MP127 Prolotherapy
  • MP133 Meniscal Allograft
  • MP198 Pulse Oximetry for Pediatric Home Use
  • MP212 Non-Contact low-frequency Ultrasound Management (MIST Therapy)
  • MP263 Minimally Invasive Lumbar Decompression (MILD)
  • MP293 Intrathecal Infusion Pump
  • MP315 Esophageal Sphincter Augmentation


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