This version of the policy will become effective 06/15/2020.
The following CPT code has been added to Attachment A in this policy: 80081
In products where members are able to self-refer to providers for care and services, members are advised to use participating providers in order to receive the highest level of benefits.When services can be administered in various settings, the Company reserves the right to reimburse only those services that are furnished in the most appropriate and cost-effective setting that is appropriate to the member’s medical needs and condition. This decision is based on the member’s current medical condition and any required monitoring or additional services that may coincide with the delivery of this service.
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Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). National Correct Coding Initiative's (NCCI) General Correspondence Language and Section-Specific Examples. Effective April 1, 2019. Available at: https://www.cms.gov/Medicare/Coding/NationalCorrectCodInitEd.
Accessed March 6, 2020
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Medicare Claims Processing Manual Chapter 12 - Physicians/Nonphysician Practitioners. Section 30k. Available at: http://www.cms.gov/Regulations-and-Guidance/Guidance/Manuals/downloads/clm104c12.pdf. Accessed March 6, 2020