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Blues highlight medical, benefit policy changes

The latest information about procedure codes and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan billing guidelines are in the following chart. New procedures that are not covered will appear under Experimental Procedures.

EXPERIMENTAL PROCEDURES
83695, 83701, 83704 Basic Benefit Policy

Measurement of specified lipid risk factors (i.e., apolipoprotein B, apolipoprotein A-I, apolipoprotein E, LDL subclass, HDL subclass and lipoprotein[a]) is considered experimental as an adjunct to LDL cholesterol in the risk assessment and management of cardiovascular disease. The use of this diagnostic testing has not been scientifically demonstrated to improve patient clinical outcomes better than conventional cholesterol testing, effective March 1, 2012, for all groups

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