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Medical Policies - Alphabetical Listing

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InterQual® criteria is used to evaluate whether a medical procedure or equipment is medically necessary. Contracting practitioners can view InterQual criteria via SmartSheetsTM . DME providers and out-of-state providers can receive the SmartSheets via fax by calling 800-552-3993.

 


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Ablative Treatments for Occipital Neuralgia, Chronic Headaches and Atypical Facial Pain*
Adjustable Banding as a Treatment of Plagiocephaly
Air Ambulance*
Airway Clearance Devices
Allergy Immunotherapy and Rapid Desensitization
Allergy Testing
Ambulatory Cardiac Event Monitoring and Real-Time Outpatient Cardiac Telemetry
Ambulatory Esophageal pH Monitoring
Anesthesia Services for Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Procedures
Anorectal Biofeedback
Application of Anesthetic to Sphenopalatine Ganglion for Headaches
Applied Behavior Analysis for the Treatment of Autism – South Dakota*
Artificial Intervertebral Disc
Artificial Pancreas Device System
Autologous Chondrocyte Implant
Autologous Platelet-derived Growth Factors
Automated Nerve Conduction Tests

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B

Bio-Engineered Skin and Soft Tissue Substitutes
Biofeedback/Neurofeedback as a Treatment of Headache and other Disorders
Bone Turnover Markers for Diagnosis and Management of Osteoporosis and Other Conditions
Bronchial Thermoplasty

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C

CYP450 Genotyping to Determine Drug Metabolizer Status
Cardiovascular Disease Risk Tests
Chemical Peels and Dermabrasion
Clinical Trials, Coverage of Routine Patient Care Costs
Cochlear Implant Replacement*
Cognitive Rehabilitation
Computed Tomography Angiography of the Coronary Arteries (CCTA)*
Computer-aided Detection (CAD)/Computer Aided Evaluation (CAE) of Malignancy with Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) of the Breast
Computer-assisted Navigation Systems for Orthopedic Surgery
Continuous Passive Motion (CPM) Devices in the Home Setting
Cooling Devices
Corneal Topography, Computer Assisted Photokeratoscopy, Video-keratography, and Optical Coherence Tomography
Cosmetic/Reconstructive Services

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D

Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS)
Dermatologic Applications of Photodynamic Therapy
Detection and Quantification of Circulating Tumor Cells in the Management of Patients with Cancer
Diabetes Outpatient Self-Management Training and Education (Iowa Only)
Diabetes Outpatient Self-Management Training and Education (South Dakota only)
Digital Breast Tomosynthesis
Disposable Non-Powered Mechanical Negative Pressure Wound Care System or Single Use Non-Electrically Powered Negative Pressure Wound Care Therapy
Dynamic Posturography

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E

EGRIFTA™ (tesamorelin)
Echosclerotherapy, Mechanochemical Ablation and Endovenous Cryoablation, Photothermal Sclerosis and Cyanoacrylate Adhesive
Electronic Brachytherapy
Enteral Therapy and Oral Formula
Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor (EGFR) testing
Exhaled Nitric Oxide and Exhaled Breath Condensate

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F

Facet Joint Denervation*
Fecal Bacteriotherapy (Fecal Transplant)
Fecal Calprotectin Testing
Fecal Incontinence Management
Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES) and Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation (NMES)
Functional Endoscopic Dilation of the Sinuses 

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G

Gastric Electrical Stimulation
Gender Reassignment Surgery (employee group specific)
Gene Expression Profiling and Protein Biomarkers for Prostate Cancer Management
Gene Expression Profiling for Uveal Melanoma
Genetic Testing for Familial Cutaneous Malignant Melanoma
Genetic Testing for Inherited Thrombophilia
Genetic Testing for Mental Health Conditions
Genetic Testing for Warfarin Sensitivity
Genetic Testing to Determine Cardiac Disease
Genetic and Protein Biomarkers for the Diagnosis and Cancer Risk Assessment of Prostate Cancer 

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H

Heart/Lung Transplant*
High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU)
Homocysteine Testing
Hormone Replacement Using Subcutaneous Pellet Implantation
Humanitarian Use Devices
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT)

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I

Image-Guided Minimally Invasive Lumbar Decompression (IGMLD) for Spinal Stenosis
Implantable Bone Conduction Hearing Devices*
Implantable Hypoglossal Nerve Stimulation for the Treatment of Obstructive Sleep Apnea
Interspinous Distraction Devices and Interspinous Fixation (Fusion) Devices

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K

KRAS/NRAS and BRAF Mutation Analysis
Knee Braces

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L

Laser Treatment for Nail Fungus
Leadless Cardiac Pacemaker
Low Frequency, Non-Contact Ultrasound for Wounds
Low-Level/Cold Laser and High Powered Laser Therapy
Lung and Lobar Lung Transplant*

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M

MRI-Guided High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound (MRgFUS) Ablation
Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy
Manipulation under Anesthesia
Measurement of Carotid Intima-Medial Thickness as an Assessment of Subclinical Atherosclerosis Using Ultrasound
Measurement of Serum Antibodies to Infliximab and Adalimumab
Mechanical Stretching Devices
Medical Foods and Specialized Formula for the Treatment of Inborn Errors of Metabolism
Miscellaneous Bariatric Procedures
Miscellaneous Cardiac Treatments and Monitors
Miscellaneous Surgical Treatments of Back Pain
Molecular Topographic Genotyping
Multigene Expression Assays for Predicting Recurrence of Colon Cancer

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N

Naltrexone
Noninvasive Prenatal Testing (NIPT) for Fetal Aneuploidies Using Cell - Free Fetal DNA in Maternal Plasma

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O

Occipital Nerve Stimulation
Off-label Drug Use
Osteochondral Allografts and Autografts

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P

Pancreas (Including simultaneous pancreas-kidney, pancreas alone, and pancreas after kidney) Transplants*
Pancreatic Islet Cell Transplant
Percutaneous Intracranial Angioplasty and Stenting
Peripheral Subcutaneous Field Stimulation (PSFS)
Plasmapheresis/Plasma Exchange
Pneumatic Compression Devices
Prolotherapy
Prostate-Specific Antigen Screening for Prostate Cancer
Proteomics-Based Testing for the Evaluation of Ovarian (Adnexal) Masses
Proton Beam Radiation Therapy*
Pulsed Radiofrequency

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Q

Quantitative Coronary Artery Calcium Scoring
Quantitative Sensory Testing

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R

Responsive Neurostimulation for the Treatment of Refractory Partial Epilepsy

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S

Sacral Nerve Stimulation/Neuromodulation
Saliva Hormone Tests
Scintimammography/Gamma Imaging of the Breast and Axilla/Molecular Breast Imaging (MBI) including Positron Emission Mammography (PEM)
Screening for Lung Cancer Using Low Dose Computed Tomography (LDCT)
Sensory Integration Therapy and Auditory Integration Therapy
Serum Tumor Markers in the Management of Malignancies
Sleep Studies in Adults
Sleep Studies in Children and Adolescents
Small Bowel Transplant*
Small Bowel/Liver and Multivisceral Transplant*
Spinal Cord Stimulation
Stem Cell Therapy for Orthopedic Indications*
Subcutaneous ICD
Subtalar Arthroereisis and Subtalar Joint Implant
Surface Electromyography (sEMG)

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T

Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction (TMJ/TMD) Treatment
Thermography and Temperature Gradient Studies
Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation and Cranial Electrical Stimulation
Treating Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia
Treatment of Speech and Language Disorders*
Treatment for GERD and Barrett's Esophagus
Tumor Chemosensitivity and Chemoresistance Assays
Tumor Treatment Fields

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U

Ultrasound in Maternity Care
Urinary Incontinence/ Voiding Dysfunction Treatments and Devices
Urine Drug Testing
Use of Fractional CO2 Laser Therapy (MonaLisa Touch), Radiofrequency Technology and ER YAG Laser Therapy for Vaginal Rejuvenation and Vaginal Tightening
Use of Common Genetic Variants (Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms) to Predict Risk of Non-familial Breast Cancer

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V

Vagus Nerve Stimulation (VNS)
Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor (VEGF) Inhibitors for Ophthalmic Use
Vertebral Axial Decompression
Vertebral Fracture Assessment
Vision Therapy - Orthoptic Training for the Treatment of Convergence Insufficiency
Vitamin D Testing

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W

Whole Body Dual X-Ray Absorptiometry (DXA) and Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis (BIA) to Determine Body Composition
Whole Exome and Whole Genome Sequencing for Diagnosis of Genetic Disorders
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