Uterine Artery Occlusion in the Treatment of Uterine Fibroids
Policy name changed from "Uterine Artery Embolization to Treat Uterine Fibroids, Transcatheter Approach" to "Uterine Artery Occlusion in the Treatment of Uterine Fibroids". Under "When not covered" added "Laparoscopic occlusion of the uterine arteries using bipolar coagulation is considered investigational." Rationale for this statement placed under "Policy Guidelines". Reference sources added. Specialty Matched Consultant Advisory Panel review - 8/25/05. Following review, policy status changed to "Active policy, no longer scheduled for routine literature review". Notification given 9/1/05. Effective date 11/3/05.