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Geisinger Health Plan October 2017 Medical Policy Updates

Click here to view the Geisinger Health Plan October 2017 Medical Policy Updates effective November 15, 2017 »


Whats New:

  • MP080 Cardiac Rehab – REVISED – (clarified limited Ornish Cardiac program coverage)
  • MP239 Pharmacogenetic Testing for Warfarin Metabolism – REVISED – (Added Indications and Exclusions)
  • MP302 Percutaneous Tibial Nerve Stimulation – REVISED – (Revised Title)


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.
  • MP069 Ultrafiltration
  • MP116 Hippotherapy
  • MP117 Dry Hydrotherapy
  • MP118 Quantitative Sensory Testing
  • MP120 Intracavitary Balloon Brachytherapy for Breast Cancer
  • MP161 Thermal Capsulorraphy
  • MP166 MR Ultrasound Ablation of Uterine Fibroids
  • MP181 Suit Therapy
  • MP233 Injectable Blood Products for Orthopedic Conditions
  • MP251 Percutaneous Heart Valve Replacement
  • MP274 Diapers and Incontinence Supplies
  • MP284 Bone Mineral Density Measurement


Click here to view the Geisinger Health Plan October 2017 Medical Policy Updates effective November 15, 2017 »



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