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4/20/2021
Testing for SARS-CoV-2 (Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)) for Commercial Independence Members (Updated April 20, 2021)
The purpose of this communication is to provide advance notice regarding information and procedure codes related to testing for SARS-CoV-2 (Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)) for Commercial Independence members.
 
This communication addressing Testing for SARS-CoV-2 (Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)) is effective from March 6, 2020 through June 30, 2021, or the duration of the Public Health Emergency.

Note: Information related to SARS-CoV-2 (Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)) is continuously evolving. The Company is closely monitoring the outbreak caused by the novel coronavirus, and will update our communications accordingly. ​

  • This document replaces the version published on March 19, 2021.
  • Language in the section for SPECIMENS COLLECTED BY A MEMBER was revised for clarity.​

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4/16/2021
Pharmaceutical Treatments of COVID-19 for Independence Commercial Members (Updated May 4, 2021)
The purpose of this document is to communicate the Company's coverage position for Pharmaceutical Treatment of COVID-19 for Independence commercial members. 


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4/1/2021
4/1/2021 CPT & HCPCS Quarterly Code Update Coverage Determinations for Commercial Products
The intent of this article is to communicate Commercial Product coverage determinations for services identified through the Quarterly Code Update process. The procedure codes that represent these services will become effective on 4/1/2021, unless otherwise noted.


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3/1/2021
Coverage of the COVID-19 Vaccination for Independence Members (Updated March 1, 2021)


The purpose of this communication is to provide notice regarding information and procedure codes related to the coverage of SARS-CoV-2 (Corona​virus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)) vaccines and administration of the vaccines for Independence commercial members.

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1/18/2021
Telemedicine Services for Independence Commercial Members (Updated March 19, 2021)
The purpose of this document is to provide advance notice regarding coverage for telemedicine services for our Independence commercial members in response to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).
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1/4/2021
1/1/2021 CPT & HCPCS Annual Code Update Coverage Determinations for Commercial Products
The intent of this document is to communicate Commercial Product coverage determinations for services identified through the Annual Code Update process. 
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11/25/2020
Notice of Withdrawal of Advance Notification of Future Policy #00.10.41h: Telemedicine Services (Independence)

The purpose of this communication is to provide notice that Advance Notification of future Policy​ #00.10.41h: Telemedicine Services (Independence)​ has been withdrawn from the Medical Policy Portal.
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10/1/2020
10/1/2020 CPT & HCPCS Quarterly Code Update Coverage Determinations for Commercial Products
The intent of this article is to communicate Commercial Product coverage determinations for services identified through the Quarterly Code Update process. The procedure codes that represent these services will become effective on 10/1/2020, unless otherwise noted.

For more information related to these services, please refer to specific policies when applicable.​

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7/17/2020
Consumer Grade Pulse Oximetry Devices For Use In The Home Setting (Updated March 25, 2021)
The purpose of this News Article is to provide advance notice during the COVID-19 outbreak related to the coverage of consumer grade pulse oximetry devices for use in the home setting.
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7/17/2020
Respiratory Equipment and Related Supplies (Updated April 16, 2021)​
The purpose of this News Article is to provide advance notice during the COVID-19 outbreak related to respiratory equipment and related supplies.
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7/1/2020
7/1/2020 CPT & HCPCS Quarterly Code Update Coverage Determinations for Commercial Products
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5/12/2020
Pharmacologic Nuclear Stress Testing in Response to COVID-19 (Updated April 16, 2021)​
The purpose of this News Article is to provide advance notice regarding the use of pharmacologic stress testing with nuclear imaging in response to the Public Health Emergency (PHE) for the COVID-19 pandemic.
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5/7/2020
Waiver of certain requirements during COVID-19 outbreak related to Durable Medical Equipment (DME), prosthetics, orthotics, and supplies (Updated April 16, 2021)​
The purpose of this News Article is to provide advance notice regarding the temporary waiver of certain requirements for Durable Medical Equipment (DME), as well as prosthetics, orthotics, and supplies in response to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).
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4/29/2020
Direct Supervision Requirements for Incident to Services Performed by Certified Registered Nurse Practitioners (CRNPs) and Physician Assistants (PAs) in Response to COVID-19 (Updated April 16, 2021)​
The purpose of this News Article is to provide advance notice regarding direct supervision requirements for Incident to services performed by Certified Registered Nurse Practitioners (CRNPs) and Physician Assistants (PAs) in response to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).
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4/20/2020
Coverage of Preventive Well Visits through Telemedicine in Response to COVID-19 for Independence Commercial Members (Updated March 19, 2021)
The purpose of this News Article is to provide advance notice regarding coverage for preventive well visits through telemedicine for our Independence commercial members in response to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).
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4/1/2020
4/1/2020 CPT & HCPCS Quarterly Code Update Coverage Determinations for Commercial Products (revised 05/04/2020)
The intent of this news article is to communicate Commercial Product coverage determinations for services identified through the Quarterly Code Update process. The procedure codes that represent these services will become effective on 4/1/2020.
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12/27/2019
1/1/2020 CPT & HCPCS Annual Code Update Coverage Determinations for Commercial Products
The intent of this article is to communicate Commercial Product coverage determinations for services identified through the Annual Code Update process. The procedure codes that represent these services will become effective on 1/1/2020.
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10/1/2019
10/1/2019 CPT & HCPCS Quarterly Code Update Coverage Determinations for Commercial Products
The intent of this article is to communicate Commercial Product coverage positions for services identified through the Quarterly Code Update process. The procedure codes that represent these services will become effective on 10/1/2019.
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8/8/2019
Clinical Appropriateness Guidelines for Radiology to be updated for Independence Commercial Members
The purpose of this news article is to provide advance notice regarding upcoming AIM Clinical Appropriateness Guidelines for Radiology for Independence Commercial Members.
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7/1/2019
7/1/2019 CPT & HCPCS Quarterly Code Update Coverage Determinations for Commercial Products
The intent of this article is to communicate Commercial Product coverage positions for services identified through the Quarterly Code Update process. The procedure codes that represent these services will become effective on 7/1/2019.
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5/14/2018
Meniscal allograft transplantation performed in combination with treatment of focal articular cartilage lesions
The purpose of this communication is to provide notice regarding coverage position of meniscal allograft transplantation performed in combination with treatment of focal articular cartilage lesions.
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5/14/2018
​Minimally invasive fusion/stabilization of the sacroiliac joint using a titanium triangular implant
The purpose of this communication is to provide notice regarding updated coverage position for minimally invasive fusion/stabilization of the sacroiliac joint using a titanium triangular implant
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