New, revised medical coverage policies implemented

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Here are Humana’s most recent medical coverage policy updates:

New policies

  • Code Compendium (Ophthalmology)
  • Laser Interstitial Thermal Therapy

Policies with significant revisions

  • Acne treatments
  • Bariatric surgery
  • Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) treatments
  • Bone graft substitutes
  • Code compendium (miscellaneous)
  • Durable medical equipment (DME)
  • Gene expression profiling
  • Genetic and biomarker testing for Alzheimer’s disease
  • Genetic testing for cancer susceptibility
  • Genetic testing for celiac disease
  • Noninvasive tests for hepatic fibrosis
  • Skin and tissue substitutes
  • Home prothrombin time monitoring devices
  • Tumor markers for diagnosis and monitoring of cancer
  • Varicose vein treatments
  • Ventricular assist device (VAD), total artificial heart (TAH)