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Medical Policy Revision: Radiofrequency Therapy for Plantar Fasciitis and Heel Pain

Effective October 26, 2015, Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey will change the way we consider certain claims for the use of radiofrequency (RF) energy for the treatment of plantar fasciitis and other causes of heel pain.

Based on the guidelines of our revised medical policy, Radiofrequency Therapy for Plantar Fasciitis and Heel Pain, procedure code 64640 submitted with ICD-9 diagnosis code 355.6 or ICD-10 diagnosis codes G57.60, G57.61, or G57.62 on claims for services provided on and after October 26, 2015 will be denied as an investigational service.

Review this revised policy in our online Medical Policy Manual.

Unless Horizon BCBSNJ gives written notice that all or part of the above changes have been cancelled or postponed, the changes will be applied to claims for dates of service on and after October 26, 2015.

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Published on: July 27, 2015, 10:00 a.m. ET
Last updated on: November 24, 2020, 23:41 p.m. ET