Upcoming Medical Policies
BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee

Each medical policy listed below will become effective on the date indicated, and will be included in the Medical Policy Manual for BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee on that effective date.

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 opinions from appropriate network specialists. All Medical Policies are reviewed by a panel of internal and external physicians before being adopted by the company.

Topics due to be included in the Medical Policy Manual on 6/11/16

Topics due to be included in the Medical Policy Manual on 6/18/16

Administrative Policy for Use of Opioids in Control of Chronic Pain to be effective on 7/1/16

Topics due to be included in the Medical Policy Manual on 7/9/16

Topics due to be included in the Medical Policy Manual on 8/20/16

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Topics due to be included in the Medical Policy Manual on 6/11/2016:

Complementary and Alternative Medicine

Cytochrome P450 Genotyping

MRI-guided Laser-induced Thermotherapy for Neurological Indications

Topics due to be included in the Medical Policy Manual on 6/18/2016:

Bariatric Surgery

Pembrolizumab

Virtual Colonoscopy (Computed Tomography Colonography)

Topics due to be included in the Medical Policy Manual on 7/9/2016:

Azacitidine

Orthopedic Applications of Stem Cell Therapy

Topics due to be included in the Medical Policy Manual on 8/20/2016:

Cetuximab

Panitumumab

Siltuximab


Last Review Date 5/16/2016

Medical Policy Comments:

Please reference the policy name in your comments.
To submit comments about the upcoming 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