Medical Policy Update: Dermatologic Applications of Photodynamic Therapy
Effective April 16, 2018, the guidelines of our medical policy, Dermatologic Applications of Photodynamic Therapy, will also be applied to certain claims for services provided to patients enrolled in Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey Medicare Advantage (MA) plans. Presently the guidelines of this medical policy have not been applied to claims for services provided to MA members.
We encourage you to review this policy content in our Medical Policy Manual.
Based on the guidelines of our medical policy, Dermatologic Applications of Photodynamic Therapy, and the submitted diagnosis code(s), claims for services provided on and after April 16, 2018 to members enrolled in Horizon BCBSNJ MA plans will be processed as noted below.
- Claims that include CPT® code 96567 and/or HCPCS codes J7308 and J7309 may pend while information required to determine medical appropriateness is requested and reviewed.
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 on and after April 16, 2018 .
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