Medical Policy Updates
Notification of Policy Revisions Effective July 20, 2009 (Posted April 13, 2009)
|Microwave Thermotherapy for Primary Breast Cancer||
New policy adopted. Reviewed with Senior Medical Director 3/16/09. BCBSNC will not provide coverage for focused microwave phase array thermotherapy for the treatment of breast cancer because it is considered investigational. BCBSNC does not cover investigational services. Notice given 4/13/09. Policy effective date 7/20/09.
|Percutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (PENS) or Neuromodulation Therapy||
Policy from archive. Original name of policy, "Percutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation" has been changed to "Percutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (PENS) and Neuromodulation Therapy". Senior Medical Director Review 3/16/09. "Description" section updated. "Policy" statement indicates; "BCBSNC will not provide coverage for Percutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (PENS) or Percutaneous Neuromodulation Therapy (PNT) because they are considered investigational." References added. Notification date 4/13/09. Effective date of policy 7/20/09.