HealthCare News

Medical Policies Available Online

Issue: #403 SEP2018

Topic: Policy/Benefits


Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota regularly develops and revises medical policies in response to rapidly changing medical technology. Our commitment is to update the provider community as medical policies are adopted and/or revised. Benefit determinations are made based on the medical policy in effect at the time of service.

The following medical policies were reviewed by the Internal Medical Policy Committee on July 24, 2018. Please see policy for changes. Medical policies will be available at www.bcbsnd.com/web/providers/policies.

Revised medical policies for non-migrated members:

  • Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring
  • Artificial Intervertebral Disc
  • Biofeedback
  • Botulinum Toxin
  • Speech Generating Devices
  • Genetic Testing for Hereditary Hemochromatosis
  • External Hearing Aids, Auditory Brainstem Implant, Bone-Anchored Hearing Devices and Audiological Testing
  • Balloon Ostial Dilation of the Sinus and Implanted Sinus Stent
  • Mastectomy for Gynecomastia
  • Anser ADA and Anser IFX
  • Oscillatory Devices
  • Pharmacogenetic Testing for Pain Management
  • Pneumatic Programmable Compression Pumps
  • Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation for Treatment of Germ-Cell Tumors