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1/31/2023
Telehealth Services for Medicare Advantage Members (Updated January 31, 2023, Retroactively Effective to January 23, 2023)
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The purpose of this document is to provide advance notice regarding coverage for telehealth services for our Medicare Advantage members in response to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). This communication addressing telehealth services shall remain in effect at least 151 days following the end of the Public Health Emergency. 




Telehealth Services for Medicare Advantage Members (Updated January 31, 2023, Retroactively Effective to January 23, 2023)5039fc56-b72d-4f79-b6fc-b9ca04971873
1/20/2023
Coverage of the COVID-19 Vaccination for Medicare Advantage Members (Retroactively effective to December 8, 2022. Updated January 20, 2023)
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This policy communication is addressing COVID-19 v​accine for Independence Medicare Advantage ​members and replaces the version that was issued on November 2, 2022. The following procedure codes have been added to this document in accordance with the FDA Emergency Use Authorization (EUA). These codes are retroactively effective to December 8, 202291316, 0164A, 91317, 0173A.

  


Coverage of the COVID-19 Vaccination for Medicare Advantage Members (Retroactively effective to December 8, 2022. Updated January 20, 2023)9100632c-842a-4439-ad4e-33782393dfa3
12/30/2022
01/01/2023 CPT & HCPCS Quarterly Code Update Coverage Determinations for Medicare Advantage Products
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The intent of this document is to communicate Medicare Advantage Product coverage determinations for services identified through the Quarterly Code Update process. The procedure codes that represent these services will become effective on 01/01/2023, unless otherwise noted.  For more information related to these services, please refer to specific policies when applicable.​​​​​​

01/01/2023 CPT & HCPCS Quarterly Code Update Coverage Determinations for Medicare Advantage Products2b0dc3da-0fca-4567-ab6c-cb35f7e5c6e3
12/15/2022
Testing for SARS-CoV-2 (Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)) for Independence Medicare Advantage Members (Updated December 15, 2022)
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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 Independence Medicare Advantage members. Additionally, this Company document identifies when coverage is provided for clinical purposes, and the nonco​vered instances such as public health surveillance & screening. 

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Testing for SARS-CoV-2 (Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)) for Independence Medicare Advantage Members (Updated December 15, 2022)20aa98c0-939c-4089-b8e1-95697e19bd23
11/7/2022
Laboratory Testing, Vaccination, and Treatment for Monkeypox for Medicare Advantage Members (Updated November 7, 2022)
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The purpose of this document is to communicate the Company's coverage positions for laboratory testing, vaccination, and treatment for monkeypox.

Laboratory Testing, Vaccination, and Treatment for Monkeypox for Medicare Advantage Members (Updated November 7, 2022)7b66a316-16f5-4b57-a892-851f122bac00
6/29/2022
07/01/2022 CPT & HCPCS Quarterly Code Update Coverage Determinations for Medicare Advantage Products
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The intent of this document is to communicate Medicare Advantage Product coverage determinations for services identified through the Quarterly Code Update process. The procedure codes that represent these services will become effective on 07/01/2022, unless otherwise noted.

For more information related to these services, please refer to specific policies when applicable.​​​​​​
07/01/2022 CPT & HCPCS Quarterly Code Update Coverage Determinations for Medicare Advantage Productsb10535ed-63aa-4e28-8c6a-7e87855dd56d
4/25/2022
Preventive Coverage of 15-Valent Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine and 20-Valent Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine for Medicare Advantage Members
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The purpose of this communication is to provide notice regarding the expanded preventive coverage criteria for 15-Valent Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine and 20-Valent Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine​​​ for Medicare Advantage members effective July 1, 2021​.
Preventive Coverage of 15-Valent Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine and 20-Valent Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine for Medicare Advantage Members434e6fa8-8072-42a2-bd17-e1f8f39db5c1
4/12/2022
04/01/2022 CPT & HCPCS Quarterly Code Update Coverage Determinations for Medicare Advantage Products (Updated April 12, 2022)
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The intent of this document is to communicate Medicare Advantage Product coverage determinations for services identified through the Quarterly Code Update process. The procedure codes that represent these services will become effective on 04/01/2022, unless otherwise noted.

For more information related to these services, please refer to specific policies when applicable.​​​​​
04/01/2022 CPT & HCPCS Quarterly Code Update Coverage Determinations for Medicare Advantage Products (Updated April 12, 2022)b2128b73-f094-40fc-bc15-6c2e4f19ac80
3/21/2022
Expanded Preventive Coverage for Lung Cancer Screening with Low Dose Computed Tomography
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The purpose of this communication is to provide notice regarding the expanded preventive coverage criteria for lung cancer screening with low dose computed tomography for Independence Medicare Advantage members effective February 10, 2022.​​​
Expanded Preventive Coverage for Lung Cancer Screening with Low Dose Computed Tomography548f88be-de3e-45a9-98e2-771913b847ed
12/31/2021
01/01/2022 CPT & HCPCS Quarterly Code Update Coverage Determinations for Medicare Advantage Products (Updated January 7, 2022)
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The intent of this document is to communicate Medicare Advantage Product coverage determinations for services identified through the Quarterly Code Update process. The procedure codes that represent these services will become effective on 01/01/2022, unless otherwise noted.
01/01/2022 CPT & HCPCS Quarterly Code Update Coverage Determinations for Medicare Advantage Products (Updated January 7, 2022)caa20a02-9c8b-4daf-981c-1acac3da57b1
10/1/2021
10/1/2021 CPT & HCPCS Quarterly Code Update Coverage Determinations for Medicare Advantage Products
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The intent of this article is to communicate Medicare Advantage Product coverage determinations for services identified through the Quarterly Code Update process. The procedure codes that represent these services will become effective on 10/1/2021, unless otherwise noted.

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

10/1/2021 CPT & HCPCS Quarterly Code Update Coverage Determinations for Medicare Advantage Productsda4807d7-c8e8-4da3-adb7-5a156ce37fc4
6/4/2021
Notification of Upcoming Changes to Temporary COVID-19 Waivers of Certain Requirements Related to Respiratory Equipment and Related Supplies
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The purpose of this communication is to provide advance notice regarding the reinstatement of certain pre-PHE requirements/limits related to respiratory equipment/related supplies.
Notification of Upcoming Changes to Temporary COVID-19 Waivers of Certain Requirements Related to Respiratory Equipment and Related Suppliesf0cd547c-047a-4d87-9d85-8a03d1d77946
4/1/2021
4/1/2021 CPT & HCPCS Quarterly Code Update Coverage Determinations for Medicare Advantage Products
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The intent of this article is to communicate Medicare Advantage 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.
4/1/2021 CPT & HCPCS Quarterly Code Update Coverage Determinations for Medicare Advantage Productsd2c73a29-4d27-43bb-be4a-15bcdcf54a84
1/4/2021
1/1/2021 CPT & HCPCS Annual Code Update Coverage Determinations for Medicare Advantage Products
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The intent of this document is to communicate Medicare Advantage Product coverage determinations for services identified through the Annual Code Update process. 


1/1/2021 CPT & HCPCS Annual Code Update Coverage Determinations for Medicare Advantage Products83b993ed-7be0-47bc-983e-86d958abfdc6
10/22/2020
Pharmaceutical Prophylaxis and Treatments of COVID-19 for Independence Medicare Advantage Members (Retroactively effective to November 8, 2022, issued January 30, 2023)
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The purpose of this document is to communicate the Company's coverage position for Pharmaceutical Prophylaxis and Treatments of COVID-19 for Indepedence Medicare Advantage members. 
Pharmaceutical Prophylaxis and Treatments of COVID-19 for Independence Medicare Advantage Members (Retroactively effective to November 8, 2022, issued January 30, 2023)fbb25cdc-5fd0-4c3b-b0df-f36b80e772cb
6/30/2020
Waiver of certain requirements during COVID-19 outbreak related to Durable Medical Equipment (DME), prosthetics, orthotics, and supplies for Medicare Advantage members (Updated December 15, 2021)
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The purpose of this NewsFLASH 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).

This communication addressing DME, prosthetics, orthotics, and supplies shall remain in effect through the end of the Public Health Emergency.

Waiver of certain requirements during COVID-19 outbreak related to Durable Medical Equipment (DME), prosthetics, orthotics, and supplies for Medicare Advantage members (Updated December 15, 2021)df1f110b-c86e-4b87-9159-ef26b65cd328
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 December 15, 2021)
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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).
Direct Supervision Requirements for Incident to Services Performed by Certified Registered Nurse Practitioners (CRNPs) and Physician Assistants (PAs) in Response to COVID-194FDDC2AFA5B549C885258558007D7B93
4/14/2020
Ground Ambulance Transport Services (Emergency and Nonemergency) for Medicare Advantage Members (Updated December 15, 2021)
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The purpose of this communication is to provide advance notice regarding the temporary expansion of the list of allowable destinations for ground ambulance transports AND to convey coverage criteria for medically necessary ground ambulance services without a transport in response to the Public Health Emergency (PHE) for the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Ground Ambulance Transport Services (Emergency and Nonemergency) for Medicare Advantage Members (Updated December 15, 2021)f43a2ed7-486a-48bf-bb49-fa849eb03cfb
4/14/2020
Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program in Response to COVID-19 Outbreak (Updated December 15, 2021)
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The purpose of this NewsFLASH is to provide advance notice regarding coverage for Medicare diabetes prevention program in response to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).
Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program in Response to COVID-19 Outbreak (Updated December 15, 2021)4d8e7d77-5a72-4739-96cc-d1c17590ac58
9/9/2015
​Clarification Regarding Coverage for the VisibiliT™ Test
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The purpose of this article is to communicate that the VisibiliT™ test (represented by procedure code 0009M) is medically necessary with criteria since this code's effective date of 07/01/2015. This communication supersedes any previous communications for 0009M from the Company.
Clarification Regarding Coverage for the VisibiliT™ Test3868AC77FDADAF3B85257EBB005F4A43