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Blue Care Network’s Medical Policy Updates July - August 2019

Genetic testing for the diagnosis of inherited peripheral neuropathies:

• Revised policy

• Effective date: July 1, 2019

• No referral required — Use appropriate contracted vendor

• Procedure codes: *81324‑81326, *81403‑80406, *81448, *81479

Genetic testing‑expanded molecular panel testing of cancers to identify targeted therapies:

• Revised policy • Effective date: July 1, 2019 

• No referral required — Use appropriate contracted vendor

• Procedure codes: *81445, *81450

Drug testing of urine, oral fluids, and hair:

• New policy

• Effective date: May 1, 2019

• No referral required — Use appropriate contracted vendor • Procedure codes: *80305 – 80307, *80320 – 80377, *83992 (for reporting purposes), G0480 – G0483, G0659

Genetic testing for myotonic dystrophy:

• Revised policy

• Effective date: July 1, 2019

• No referral required — Use appropriate contracted vendor • Procedure codes: *81187, *81234, *81239, *S3853


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