Dec 1, 2023

Policies recently reviewed for annual update

The following policies were recently reviewed for annual update. The full texts of these policies are available in the Provider section of bcbsri.com:

  • Allergy and Immunotherapy Injections
  • Anesthesia Services
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders Mandate
  • Autonomic Nervous System Testing Using Portable Automated Devices
  • Behavioral Health Services Inpatient and Intermediate Levels of Care 
  • Buprenorphine Implant for Treatment of Opioid Dependence
  • Care Plan Oversight
  • Drug Testing
  • Mental Illness and Substance Use Disorder Mandate
  • Ovarian and Iliac Vein Embolization as Treatment of Pelvic Congestion Syndrome
  • Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) Rehabilitation
  • Phototherapeutic Keratectomy (PTK)
  • Recombinant and Autologous Platelet-Derived Growth Factors for Wound Healing and Other Non-Orthopedic Conditions
  • Specimen Provenance Error Testing
  • Speech Therapy
  • Thermography
  • Transesophageal Endoscopic Therapies for Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease
  • Transitional Care, Chronic Care and Complex Chronic Care Management
  • Visual Screening for Children Ages 0-5 Years

We also post monthly drafts of medical policies being created or reassessed for your review. As a reminder, you can provide comments on draft policies for up to 30 days. Draft policies are located on the Provider homepage, under the Medical Policies section, under the drop-down “Draft Medical Policies.”