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Medical necessity review for Drug Testing or Screening in the Context of Substance Abuse and Chronic Pain

The following new clinical guideline for Drug Testing or Screening in the Context of Substance Abuse and Chronic Pain will require medical necessity review, effective May 7, 2014. Although a predetermination is not required, Anthem encourages providers to obtain one prior to performing any of the following CPT codes: 80100, 80101, 80104, 80102, 80103, 80154, 80184, 82055, 82101, 82145, 82205, 82491, 82492, 82520, 82541, 82542, 82543, 82544, 82646, 82649, 82654, 82742, 83805, 83840, 83925, 83992, 84022 and HCPCS codes G0431, G0434.


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