Anthem Blue Cross will implement the following clinical guideline effective December 1, 2019, to support the use of pneumatic compression devices (PCDs) for the prevention of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) of the lower limbs. The guideline addresses the home use of pneumatic compression devices post outpatient orthopedic procedures. Prior authorization will be required effective December 1, 2019.


To view the summary of Pneumatic Compression Devices for Prevention of Deep Vein Thrombosis of the Lower Limbs (CG-DME-46).

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September 2019 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California