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 6/13/15

Topics due to be included in the Medical Policy Manual on 6/17/15

Topics due to be included in the Medical Policy Manual on 7/11/15

Topics due to be included in the Medical Policy Manual on 8/19/15

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Topics due to be included in the Medical Policy Manual on 6/13/2015:

Bio-Engineered Skin and Soft Tissue Substitutes

Complementary and Alternative Medicine

Multitarget Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) Testing for the Diagnosis of Bacterial Vaginosis

Subcutaneous Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator

Topics due to be included in the Medical Policy Manual on 6/17/2015:

Denosumab

Topics due to be included in the Medical Policy Manual on 7/11/2015:

Autonomic Nervous System Testing

Brachytherapy for Breast Cancer

Responsive Neurostimulation for the Treatment of Refractory Partial Epilepsy

Topics due to be included in the Medical Policy Manual on 8/19/2015:

Ramucirumab


Last Review Date 5/14/2015

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