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Medical Policy Update: Confocal Laser Endomicroscopy

Effective November 17, 2020, Horizon BCBSNJ will change the way we consider certain claims based on updates to our medical policy, Confocal Laser Endomicroscopy.

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

Claims submitted for services provided on and after November 17, 2020 to patients enrolled in Horizon BCBSNJ Medicare Advantage plans will be processed as follows.

  • Regardless of the submitted diagnosis code(s), the services represented by CPT® code 88375 will be denied as experimental or investigational non-covered 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 November 17, 2020.

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.

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

Published on: October 16, 2020, 08:58 a.m. ET
Last updated on: April 22, 2021, 05:38 a.m. ET