Open the attached document titled “GA medical policy and clinical guideline updates 11.1.2019” to view the new and/or revised Medical Policies and Clinical Guidelines adopted by the Medical Policy and Technology Assessment Committee. Some may have expanded rationales, medical necessity indications or criteria and some may involve changes to policy position statements that might result in services that previously were covered being found to be either not medically necessary or investigational/not medically necessary. Clinical Guidelines adopted by Anthem and all the Medical Policies are available at anthem.com/provider under “see policies and guidelines”. Please note that our medical policies now include NOC (Not Otherwise Classified) codes to expedite the process of determining services that may require medical review. If you do not have access to the Internet, you may request a hard copy of a specific Medical or Behavioral Health Policy or Clinical UM Guideline by calling Provider Services at (800) 241-7475 Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. or send written requests (specifying the medical policy or guideline of interest, your name and address to where the information should be sent) to:

 

Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield
Attention: Prior Approval, Mail Code GAG009-0002
3350 Peachtree Road NE
Atlanta, GA 30326

 

NOTE: Any Clinical Guideline included in this standard MPTAC notification is only effective for GA if included on the GA Standard Adopted Clinical Guideline List unless there is a group-specific review requirement in which case it will be considered ‘Adopted’ for that group only and for the specific type of review required. Additionally, as part of the Pre-Payment Review Program for commercial or Federal Employee Health Benefits Program (FEHBP) plans, Clinical Guidelines approved by Medical Policy and Technology Assessment Committee (MPTAC) but not included in the GA Standard Adopted Clinical Guideline List may be used to review a provider’s claims when a provider’s billing practices are not consistent with other providers in terms of frequency or in some other manner or for provider education and are “Adopted” for those purposes.    



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