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Medical Policy Revision: DNA-Based Testing for Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis

Effective August 29, 2019, Horizon BCBSNJ will change the way we consider certain professional and facility claims based on revisions to our medical policy DNA-Based Testing for Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis.

Access our Medical Policy Manual to review this medical policy content.¹

Claims submitted for services provided on and after August 29, 2019 to patients enrolled in Horizon BCBSNJ commercial, Administrative Services Only (ASO) or Medicare Advantage (MA) plans will be processed as follows.

  • Regardless of the submitted diagnosis code(s), the services represented by CPT® code 0004M will be denied as experimental/investigational, noncovered services.

Unless Horizon BCBSNJ gives written notice that all or part of the above changes have been canceled or postponed, the changes will be applied to claims for dates of service on and after August 29, 2019.

CPT® is a registered mark of the American Medical Association.

¹ The content of Horizon BCBSNJ medical policies that apply to Horizon BCBSNJ MA plans may include reference to pertinent National Coverage Determinations (NCDs) and/or Local Coverage Determinations (LCDs). We follow Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) guidelines, NCDs and/or LCDs in our processing of claims for services provided to our MA members. For those services where no LCD or NCD exists, claims for MA members will be processed based on our policy guidelines.

Published on: May 30, 2019, 08:10 a.m. ET
Last updated on: April 27, 2021, 22:46 p.m. ET