The clinical criteria shown below are now available on our Medical Policy site. You can search by the policy number or name to easily find them.
|New policy #||Policy name|
|158||Outpatient pediatric pain rehabilitation centers|
We use InterQual® Criteria as a tool to make medical necessity determinations for certain medical services. The guideline below is now available in the InterQual Transparency Tool. To access the tool on our website, log in and go to Clinical Resources>Coverage Criteria & Guidelines>InterQual Criteria & SmartSheets. Then click Go Now.
|For||Use this InterQual subset|
|Private duty nursing||Private duty nursing|
On April 1, 2021, we retired our medical necessity criteria, Outpatient Chest PT and PT/OT Medical Necessity – Vestibular Rehabilitation.
For members enrolled in the Federal Employee Program (FEP), be sure to visit fepblue.org. On the Medical Policies and Utilization Management Guidelines page, click the tab, Utilization Management Guidelines for guidelines including:
Policies for FEP members can differ substantially from policies for members of commercial or Medicare Advantage plans. Skillled Nursing Facility services for FEP Standard Option members are one example. Refer to the resources below for help following our guidelines.
log in and go to Office Resources>Policies & Guidelines>Payment Policies)Payment policies (