Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator "Notification"
New policy developed to separate information regarding Internal Cardioverter Defibrillators (ICD) from the External Defibrillator policy. BCBSNC will provide coverage for implantable cardioverter defibrillators when it is determined to be medically necessary because the medical criteria and guidelines are met. Medical Director review 9/2012. Policy notified on 10/1/2012 for effective date of 1/1/2013.
11/13/12 Revised information regarding the FDA approval for subcutaneous ICD. Policy effective date remains 1/1/2013.