Medical policy and clinical guideline updates - June 2021
This following updates are for Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Indiana, Kentucky, Missouri, Ohio and Wisconsin.
Clinical guideline retraction
We previously announced that clinical guideline, CG-DME-42 Non-implantable Insulin Infusion and Blood Glucose Monitoring Devices, would be adopted effective February 1, 2021. A decision has been made to not adopt this guideline.
Medical policy update
Anthem will be implementing changes to the medical policy shown below that is currently adopted.
DME.00009 – Vacuum Assisted Wound Therapy will require precertification effective September 1, 2021
To view medical policies and utilization management guidelines applicable to members enrolled in the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Service Benefit Plan (commonly referred to as the Federal Employee Program® (FEP®)), please visit www.fepblue.org > Policies & Guidelines.
June 2021 Anthem Provider News - Kentucky