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Medical Policy Update

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas (BCBSKS) has published the following updated medical policies on the BCBSKS Website. Click on a link to view the details of each policy.

Published 05/23/23:

  • Artificial Intervertebral Disc: Cervical Spine
  • Artificial Intervertebral Disc: Lumbar Spine
  • Autografts and Allografts in the Treatment of Focal Articular Cartilage Lesions
  • Autologous Chondrocyte Implantation for Focal Articular Cartilage Lesions
  • Deep Brain Stimulation
  • Dry Needling of Myofascial Trigger Points
  • Electrical Bone Growth Stimulation of the Appendicular Skeleton
  • Electrical Stimulation of the Spine as an Adjunct to Spinal Fusion Procedures
  • Interspinous and Interlaminar Stabilization / Distraction Devices (Spacers)
  • Interspinous Fixation (Fusion) Devices
  • Interventions for Progressive Scoliosis
  • Intra-Articular Hyaluronan Injections for Osteoarthritis
  • Meniscal Allografts and Other Meniscus Implants
  • Orthopedic Applications of Platelet-Rich Plasma
  • Percutaneous Balloon Kyphoplasty, Radiofrequency Kyphoplasty, and Mechanical Vertebral Augmentation
  • Percutaneous Intradiscal Electrothermal Annuloplasty, Radiofrequency Annuloplasty, Biacuplasty and Intraosseous Basivertebral Nerve Ablation
  • Percutaneous Vertebroplasty and Sacroplasty
  • Sacral Nerve Neuromodulation / Stimulation
  • Spinal Cord and Dorsal Root Ganglion Stimulation
  • Surgical Treatment of Femoroacetabular Impingement

If you have questions regarding this publication, please contact your BCBSKS provider consultant/representative.

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