The Medical Policies, Clinical Utilization Management (UM) Guidelines and Third-Party Criteria below were developed and/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.

 

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Updates:

Updates marked with an asterisk (*) notate that the criteria may be perceived as more restrictive.

  • 00134 — Noninvasive Heart Failure and Arrhythmia Management and Monitoring System:
    • Revised Investigational and Not Medically Necessary indications
  • 00156 — Implanted Artificial Iris Devices:
    • Revised Investigational and Not Medically Necessary indications
  • 00157 — Minimally Invasive Treatment of the Posterior Nasal Nerve to Treat Rhinitis:
    • Revised Investigational and Not Medically Necessary indications
  • CG-DME-07 — Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) Devices with Digitized or Synthesized Speech Output:
    • Revised Medically Necessary and Not Medically Necessary indications
  • 00052 — Whole Genome Sequencing, Whole Exome Sequencing, Gene Panels, and Molecular Profiling:
    • Revised Medically Necessary indications
  • 00077 — Uterine Fibroid Ablation: Laparoscopic, Percutaneous or Transcervical Image Guided Techniques:
    • Expanded scope and revised Investigational and Not Medically Necessary indications
  • 00112 — Implantation of Occipital, Supraorbital or Trigeminal Nerve Stimulation Devices (and Related Procedures):
    • Revised scope, and Investigational and Not Medically Necessary indications

 

* AIM Specialty Health is an independent company providing some utilization review services on behalf of Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield.
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