The Medical Policies and Clinical Utilization Management (UM) Guidelines below were developed or revised to support clinical coding edits. Note, several policies and guidelines were revised to provide clarification only and are not included. Existing precertification requirements have not changed. For markets with carved-out pharmacy services, the applicable listings below are informational only.



  • Effective November 1, 2018, AIM Specialty Health®
    (AIM) Musculoskeletal Level of Care Guidelines, Sleep Study Guidelines and Radiology Guidelines will be used for clinical reviews.
  • When requesting services for a patient (including medical procedures and medications), the Precertification Look-Up Tool may indicate that precertification is not required, but this does not guarantee payment for services rendered; a Medical Policy or Clinical UM Guideline may deem the service investigational or not medically necessary. In order to determine if services will qualify for payment, please ensure applicable clinical criteria is reviewed prior to rendering services.


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