Medical Policy Updates

Notification of Policy Revisions Effective October 29, 2019 (Posted August 27, 2019)

Medical Policy Revision
Serum Testing for Evidence of Mild Traumatic Brain Injury AHS - G2151 "Notification" New policy developed. BCBSNC will not provide coverage for serum testing for evidence of mild traumatic brain injury because it is considered to be investigational. BCBSNC does not provide coverage for investigational services. Medical Director review 8/20/2019. Policy noticed 8/27/2019 for effective date 10/29/2019.
Urine Culture Testing for Bacteria AHS - G2156 "Notification" References and guideline description updated. Code table removed, and applicable codes listed. Statement added to when not covered section. "Follow-up urine culture testing for an uncomplicated urinary tract infection in patients that show evidence of clinical resolution of infection is considered not medically necessary." Policy noticed 8/27/19 for effective date 10/29/2019.