1 mar, 2023

Policies recently reviewed for annual update

The following policies were recently reviewed for annual update. The full texts of these policies are available in the Provider section of bcbsri.com:

    • Adrenal to Brain Transplantation
    • Anastomosis of Extracranial-Intracranial Arteries
    • Asthma Management Services
    • Behavioral Health Outpatient Professional Services
    • Behavioral Health Services Inpatient and Intermediate Levels of Care
    • Behavioral Health Supervisory Protocol for Licensed Clinical Social Workers and Post Doctorate Clinicians
    • CA-125
    • Dermatologic Applications of Photodynamic Therapy
    • Fecal Calprotectin Testing
    • Homocysteine Testing in the Screening, Diagnosis, and Management of Cardiovascular Disease and Venous Thromboembolic Disorders
    • Immune Cell Function Assay
    • Intracellular Micronutrient Analysis
    • Laser Interstitial Thermal Therapy for Neurological Conditions
    • Laser Treatment of Onychomycosis
    • Magnetic Capsule Endoscopy
    • Medical Necessity
    • Measurement of Lipoprotein-Associated Phospholipase A2 in the Assessment of Cardiovascular Risk *Title change only. Old title: Measurement of Small Low-Density Lipoprotein (LDL) Particles)
    • New Technology and Miscellaneous Services
    • Novel Biomarkers in Risk Assessment and Management of Cardiovascular Disease
    • Phototherapy in the Home for the Treatment of Dermatological Conditions
    • Psychological and Neuropsychological Testing
    • Radiofrequency Coblation Tenotomy for Musculoskeletal Conditions
    • Rhinomanometry and Acoustic Optical Rhinomanometry
    • Serum Biomarker Human Epididymis Protein 4
    • Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS)
    • Urinary Biomarkers for Cancer Screening, Diagnosis, and Surveillance
    • Vitamin-D Testing

We also post monthly drafts of medical policies being created or reassessed for your review. As a reminder, you can provide comments on draft policies for up to 30 days. Draft policies are located on the Provider homepage, under the Medical Policies section, under the drop-down “Draft Medical Policies."

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