Precertification/preapproval by CareCore National, LLC d/b/a eviCore healthcare (eviCore) for certain radiation therapy services

    The Company requires precertification/preapproval through CareCore National, LLC d/b/a eviCore healthcare (eviCore) to manage requests for select outpatient, non-emergent radiation therapy services for members enrolled in its Medicare Advantage HMO and PPO products using the eviCoreRadiation Therapy Clinical Guidelines* to determine medical necessity. For more information about the radiation therapy services that require precertification/preapproval, refer to the current version of medical policy #MA09.020: Radiation Therapy Services.

    * eviCore utilizes multiple sources to develop their Radiation Therapy Clinical Guidelines, including consultation with the Company, evidence-based guidelines and recommendations from national and international medical societies, and evidence-based medicine research centers, including, but not limited to, American Society of Radiation Oncology [ASTRO], National Comprehensive Cancer Network [NCCN], and American College of Radiology [ACR].

    To access Independence’s version of the eviCore Radiation Therapy Clinical Guidelines, click here andscroll down to select the criteria that are specific to Independence.

    Issued on - 02/17/2015

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