Annual Review: Minor Updates to 3 Clinical Payment and Coding Policies

March 4, 2022

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas has updated with minor revisions as part of its annual review, the following Clinical Payment and Coding Policies (CPCP) effective March 7, 2022 and posted them to the provider website:

CPCP013 Increased Procedural Services (Modifier 22)

CPCP030 Point-of-Care Ultrasound Examination Policy

CPCP031 Trauma Activation

Be sure to check eligibility and benefits before rendering service(s) to make sure a procedure is a covered benefit for the member and determine any prior authorization requirements.

Refer to Clinical Payment and Coding Policies under Standards and Requirements on the provider website to review the current CPCPs.

Clinical payment and coding policies are based on using healthcare professionals and industry standard guidelines. The clinical payment and coding guidelines are not intended to provide billing or coding advice but to serve as a reference for facilities and providers.