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United Healthcare August 2017 Medical Policy Updates

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United Healthcare posts July 2017 Medical Policy Updates:

Medical Policy Updates Page


  • Laser Interstitial Thermal Therapy – Effective Oct. 1, 2017
  • Chemosensitivity and Chemoresistance Assays in Cancer – Effective Sep. 1, 2017
  • Cytological Examination of Breast Fluids for Cancer Screening – Effective Aug. 1, 2017
  • Discogenic Pain Treatment – Effective Aug. 1, 2017
  • Electrical Bioimpedance for Cardiac Output Measurement – Effective Aug. 1, 2017
  • Occipital Neuralgia and Headache Treatment – Effective Aug. 1, 2017
  • Osteochondral Grafting – Effective Sep. 1, 2017
  • Spinal Ultrasonography – Effective Aug. 1, 2017
  • Total Artificial Heart – Effective Aug. 1, 2017


  • Apheresis – Effective Oct. 1, 2017
  • Continuous Glucose Monitoring and Insulin Delivery for Managing Diabetes – Effective Sep. 1, 2017
  • Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery (FESS) – Effective Oct. 1, 2017
  • Neuropsychological Testing Under the Medical Benefit – Effective Sep. 1, 2017
  • Omnibus Codes – Effective Oct. 1, 2017
  • Proton Beam Radiation Therapy – Effective Sep. 1, 2017


Medical Benefit Drug Policy Updates


  • Brineura™ (Cerliponase Alfa) – Effective Sep. 1, 2017
  • Radicava™ (Edaravone) – Effective Sep. 1, 2017
  • White Blood Cell Colony Stimulating Factors – Effective Sep. 1, 2017


  • Clotting Factors and Coagulant Blood Products – Effective Sep. 1, 2017
  • Infliximab (Remicade®, Inflectra™, Renflexis™) – Effective Sep. 1, 2017
  • Repository Corticotropin Injection (H.P. Acthar Gel®) – Effective Sep. 1, 2017

Coverage Determination Guideline (CDG) Updates


  • Home Health Care – Effective Sep. 1, 2017
  • Skilled Care and Custodial Care Services – Effective Sep. 1, 2017


  • Durable Medical Equipment, Orthotics, Ostomy Supplies, Medical Supplies and Repairs/Replacements – Effective Oct. 1, 2017
  • Preventive Care Services – Effective Oct. 1, 2017
  • Prosthetic Devices, Wigs, Specialized, Microprocessor or Myoelectric Limbs – Effective Oct. 1, 2017


Utilization Review Guideline (URG) Updates


  • Office Based Program – Effective Oct. 1, 2017
  • Specialty Medication Administration – Site of Care Review Guidelines – Effective Sep. 1, 2017


United Healthcare August 2017 Medical Policy Updates »

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