HealthCare News

Medical Policy Available Online

Issue: #410 SEP2019

Topic: Policy/Benefits


Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota (BCBSND) 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.

The following medical policies have been added or revised and are available at www.bcbsnd.com/web/providers/medical-policy.

  • Ankle-Foot/Knee-Ankle-Foot Orthosis
  • Autonomic Nervous System Function Testing
  • Bone Mineral Density Studies
  • BRCA Analysis
  • Cardiac Ablation Procedures
  • Chronic Wound Management
  • Continuous Glucose Monitors (CGM)
  • Diabetic Services and Supplies
  • Diagnosis and Treatment of Male Sexual Dysfunction
  • Diagnosis and Treatment of Obstructive Sleep Apnea for Adults
  • Digital Imaging Systems for Detection and Evaluation of Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Discography
  • Dynamic Splinting Devices
  • Electroretinography
  • Extracorporeal Photopheresis
  • Hematopoietic Stem-Cell Transplantation for Multiple Myeloma and POEMS Syndrome
  • High Resolution Anoscopy
  • Home Cervical Traction Therapy
  • Home PT Time INR Monitoring for Anticoagulation Management
  • Home Uterine Activity Monitor
  • Intracellular Micronutrient Testing Panel
  • Intraoperative Neurophysiologic Monitoring
  • Knee Orthosis
  • Magnetoencephalography
  • Manipulation Under Anesthesia
  • Non-invasive Techniques for the Evaluation and Monitoring of Patients with Chronic Liver Disease
  • Non-Powered Negative Pressure Wound Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Oral CDX Brush Biopsy
  • Orthopedic Applications of Stem-Cell Therapy
  • Ostomy Supplies
  • Ovarian and Internal Iliac Vein Embolization for Pelvic Congestion Syndrome
  • Pain Management of Peripheral Nerves by Injection
  • Pheresis Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Portable External Infusion Pump
  • Powered Exoskeletal Robotic Systems
  • Removal of Benign or Premalignant Skin Lesions
  • Single Photon Emission Computed tomography (SPECT)
  • Solitary Pancreas Transplantation
  • Speech Therapy
  • Thermography
  • Transesophageal Endoscopic Therapies for Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease
  • Transtympanic Micropressure Applications as a Treatment of Meniere’s Disease
  • Tumor Markers