recertification review will be required effective June 1, 2020 for the following new Anthem Clinical Guideline.



Hernia Repair

• PEH repair is considered medically necessary (MN) for symptomatic individuals when criteria are  met

• PEH repair during  operation for

Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, sleeve gastrectomy, or the placement of an adjustable gastric band is considered MN when criteria are  met

• Recurrent PEH repair is considered MN when criteria are met

• PEH repair is considered not medically necessary when criteria are not met and for all other indications

Existing codes

43280, 43281, 43282, 43283, 43325, 43327,

43328, 43330, 43331, 43332, 43333, 43334,

43335, 43336, 43337, 43338, 0BQT0ZZ,

0BQT3ZZ, 0BQT4ZZ and 0BUT0JZ will be reviewed for MN criteria

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March 2020 Anthem New Hampshire Provider News