Draft Medical Policies
BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee

BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee works to ensure that Medical Policies are developed in an open, collaborative manner with our providers. We invite you to submit comments during the development phase of our Medical Policies.

Medical policies are developed using an evidence-based evaluation process. The medical evidence used in this process comes from several sources, including independent medical technology review organizations, the peer reviewed medical literature, and expert opinions from BCBST network specialists. We especially welcome comments that include this type of information. All Medical Policies are reviewed and approved by a panel of BCBST Medical Directors as well as board certified network physicians before final adoption by the company.

Tracking Number

Medical Policy Name

Beginning of Comment Period

End of Comment Period


Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor (EGFR) Mutation Analysis for Individuals with Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC)

11/03/16 12/03/16

Positron Emission Tomography (PET) for Oncologic Applications

11/07/16 12/07/16


11/08/16 12/08/16
DMP1116-04 Photodynamic Therapy (PDT) for the Treatment of Cancer, including Barrett's Esophagus 11/11/16 12/11/16
DMP1116-05 Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation for Miscellaneous Solid Tumors in Adults 11/18/16 12/18/16

Varicose Vein Treatments for the Lower Extremities

11/28/16 12/28/16

Osteochondral Allografting

11/30/16 12/30/16


Medical Policy Comments:

Please reference the policy name or tracking number in your comments.
To submit comments about the draft Medical Policies:
Click the “Medical Policy Comments” above or click here: Comments or Feedback.

Comments can also be mailed to:

BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee
Medical Policy
1 Cameron Hill Circle
Chattanooga, TN 37402